Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Days after watching the film for the first time I’m still buzzing with happiness about the movie. I’ve already written two reviews but now I want to delve into the details of the film.
One of the things that I loved about the movie was the inclusion of the several versions of Peter Parker. There was Peni Parker, an anime-style Spider-Man who originated from the year 3145 and had a robot powered by a radioactive spider. There was Peter Porker, a Looney-Tune-esque talking pig that worked for the Daily Bugle and kicked butt. Gwen Stacy is the female version of the classic Peter Parker. She plays drums in a band, she’s not into having friends, but she’s totally awesome at saving the world. There’s Spider-Man Noir, a crime-fighting detective from the 1930s’ who likes to fight Nazis. And finally, there’s older Peter Parker, a mentally beat-down, fatter version of the classic Peter Parker who has faced more than the obstacles of bad guys, he has faced the trials of life and it has left him in a rut.
All of these individual Spider-People are interesting enough to have their own movie, and yet they were all introduced in this film, making it that much more fun to watch.
Of these five Spider-People, however, who is my favorite?