Sony Pictures Animation succeeds in a fresh style for the superhero that has been around forever. Spider-Man was always my favorite Marvel superhero and this film keeps the character fresh. The animation style is like nothing I've seen before, ranging from blurry vision to clear-cut characters. The vibrancy of the colors kept my eyes glued to the screen at all times. I have heard some complaints about the blurriness, but personally it makes for a beautiful big-screen experience. Unfortunately, I only saw this on a regular screen and will need to see this again on either Dolby or in 3D to get even more out of the experience.
Spider-Man fans have been waiting for the debut of Miles Morales in the MCU, and we finally get a brilliant portrayal of this character. Shameik Moore (Dope) contributes the voice for the new Spider-Man, but he is joined by many other characters that voice the hero. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, The Edge of Seventeen, Ender's Game), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed), John Mulaney (Mulaney), Kimiko Glenn (Nerve), Nicholas Cage (Teen Titans Go! To the Movies), and Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman) all voice different renditions of the superhero (unless I am missing someone, which is totally possible with the amount of characters). This stacked cast could have slowed down the film, but rather the film proceeds smoothly so that children can remain entertained throughout the film.
Furthermore, the soundtrack is perfectly chosen for the hero's big-screen debut. Post Malone's original song for the film is worthy of an Oscar-nod along with the original soundtrack that is crucial to the fluidity of action. Pop culture references constantly pop onto the screen, creating a re-watchable animated film. In fact, images of Chance the Rapper are on the screen so often that I wonder if he is making royalties off of the film. Either way, there are some great Easter Eggs throughout the film for adults to enjoy. No matter how often they pop up, it is exciting to see them.
The Bottom Line: With all of the live action Marvel films from the past to the present, it is a nice refreshment to see this unique animated take on one of the foundation characters for the MCU.