Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse – Movie Review by Efe Teksoy



Cinema Writer/Film Critic Efe TEKSOY; wrote the action and adventure animation “SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE”, for America’s Los Angeles-based Internet Newspaper @alaturkanews.


From Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Arad Productions and Lord Miller Pascal Pictures, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse premiered May 30, 2023 at the Grand Rex in ParisFrance and the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles and it took its place in the vision as a fun American computer-animated superhero movie. This production, which is the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was shot with a budget of 150 million dollars and had the largest animation film team ever with a work team of approximately 1000 people. It also holds the distinction of being the longest animated film ever made by an American Studio, with a length of 140 minutes. With 240 characters and a story set in six alternate universes; It is about an action-packed adventure set in the joint multiverse of alternate universes called Spider-Verse. The character of Miles Morales, the protagonist of the movie; In addition to being a superhero, he portrays a citizen with responsibilities as a friend and a son, and in this respect, he presents us as a production that focuses on the transition to adulthood. Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. This in the original voice cast of the animation; Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Issa Rae, Luna Lauren Velez, Jake Johnson, Andy Samberg, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Karan Soni, Shea Whigham, Mahershala Ali, Amandla Stenberg, Greta Lee, Jharrel Jerome, Rachel Dratch and Jack Quaid.



In the subtext of the movie, It touches on concepts such as the refugee issue and racism. However, in the room of the character Miles Morales, James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” book is seen. James Baldwin, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He is known for his writings advocating for human rights and against racism, and sexuality and identity problem topics such as He is one of the leading names in Contemporary American Literature with his novels from a psychological perspective. The 1963 book “The Fire Next Time,” featured in the animation, provided a new guide and a passionate voice for the African-American civil rights movement, both in the United States and around the world. Baldwin in the book; “We in this country are much more controlled by our confusion than we think, and the ‘American Dream’ has therefore become something close to a nightmare, privately, domestically and internationally.” he refers to the issue of political freedom. In animation, Miles Morales learns that being Spider-Man brings great responsibility, as always, and meets the painful side of the American dream, which represents the tragic reality.


The film, which broke records on the animation front, grossed $51.7 million in the US on Friday, breaking the record for the third-highest opening day ever for an animated feature film. It was also the best opening film of 2023 and the best opening Sony Animation. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the 10th movie about Spider-Man, is an animation that will be enjoyed by action and adventure genre lovers.




James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Bundan Sonrası Ateş), Kıvanç Güney (translate) İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları press, 2017


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