Audiences have had no shortage of “comic-book movies” over the last few decades. In particular, the character of Spider-Man has been front-and-center in theaters, having a trilogy of Tobey Maguire-led films, two Andrew Garfield-fronted movies, and an MCU-adjacent Spider-Man played by Tom Holland in three films so far (with a fourth coming out next year) – all in the last 16 years!
So, the question was a well-deserved one: were movie-goers interested in yet another big-screen iteration of their friendly neighborhood web-slinger – an animated outing, at that? Fortunately, anyone who took the chance to head to the cineplex and watch ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ was be given an immensely rewarding experience, and critics have agreed, bestowing an impressive 7 total Annie Awards to the film.
The Annie Awards honor the best animated film & TV projects each year. The awards ceremony was held this past weekend, and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ won the following categories:
- Best Animated Feature
- Best Director (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman)
- Best Writer (Phil Lord and Rothman)
- Best Character Animation in an Animated Feature (David Han)
- Best Character Design (Shiyoon Kim)
- Best Production Design (Justin K. Thompson)
- Best Editing (Bob Fisher, Andrew Leviton, and Vivek Sharma)
Kudos to Sony and the creative team of the film, who absolutely went all-in on creating a fully-immersive multi-verse for the characters to play in. A movie like this could not have been created by a studio who did not have enough confidence in their team to let them come at a story like this at anything less than 100% – and the faith is absolutely founded, as ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ delivers on pure, unique entertainment from start to finish. It is one of the most original films of 2018, and that’s a hard thing to accomplish when your main character has been covered cinematically for decades prior.
Have you seen ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ yet, or are you planning on checking it out soon? What did you think of the film? Let us know in the comments below!