On December 14, 2018 Sony released their 2nd Spider-man related project called Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse.
Now, Venom was Sony’s first Spider-man adjacent movie and it was…okay. Now, Sony is going to do a Miles Morales Spider-man movie…and it’s animated. At the time, my hopes were not too high on this one.
My tune would change though as the lights dimmed in the theater and I was pleasantly surprised by this new animated Ultimate Marvel universe that had Miles Morales as its center. The story was well written. The characters behaved similar to their comic counterparts. The animation was unique enough to make your head turn but one thing that stood out…color.
The vivid…eye catching…color.
WOW! This movie is a visual feast! I did not know how much color existed in the universe until I saw this movie. I guess my eyes were dimmed by the DC monotone tints.
Also, there was plenty of humor in the story as well. This movie had its share of melodrama but it also balanced it with some jokes and good old fashioned slap stick.
Listen to the podcast. Jon and I will tell you a hundred and one reasons to see this movie. Just because it’s an animated movie, don’t let that deter you from seeing it. It is well worth your time. Once you leave, you will be a fan of Miles Morales and Sony Animation.
For me, there were a lot of great things happening in the 90s. There was great music like Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Great Cinema like Dances with Wolves, Silence of the Lambs and Unforgive – actual Oscar winner movies that you wanted to watch! Bill Clinton was in the White House and everything was right in the world…at least for a little bit.
The worst thing we had to worry about was terrible comic story lines. Tonight, for our 100th podcast – we will share with you one of the 90s worst story lines – Spider-man’s Clone Saga.
I don’t remember much about the story. There was some of this…
and then I remember some of this…
I think this happened…
And some other stuff. We go over some details in the podcast. To be honest, the Clone Saga was not that interesting of a story idea. I was more interested in the office politics and stories that they threw away than the actual one that they used.
I think the 90s and this story can be summed up with this cover:
From the gaudy computer graphic font to the specialized, laminated cover – this comic embodies all that was wrong with Marvel and story telling in the 1990s. There is more computer generated stuff on the cover than actual art work! I am glad that this fad passed and we are getting back to story telling again. Mostly getting back.
Jon and I had a blast misremembering this story and recording this podcast. We hope to do 100 more and beyond and we hope you enjoy listening to them.