Eventually, once Miles rises to the occasion, his coming-into-Spider-hood is punctuated by him finally getting his own comic.
The moment he arrives, all decked out in a sure-to-be-iconic look, the film even tweaks the way it presents him.
When Miles first deals with getting his powers, his invasive, paranoid thoughts begin to manifest as comic book paneling.
As he moves through physical space, the narration boxes shift into the background — another great use of 3D — and they’re replaced by new ones that are equally impactful: Transposing these elements to film ends up uniquely transformative.
Given the film’s multiversal concept, their tales are variations on a theme that’s now culturally ingrained — a story perfected by Sam Raimi fourteen and sixteen years ago with the first two In contrast to our heroes’ collective mourning, however, the villain Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber) lacks the same mechanics and support system to deal with loss.
This also happens to be the very impetus for his dimension-hopping scheme.His grief is so unmitigated and so un-confronted, forever trapping him in the bargaining phase, that it endangers the entire world.The result of his experiments is a kaleidoscopic mish-mash of crumbling buildings, as if giving physical form to Fisk’s erratic emotional architecture; an ugly embodiment of using great power irresponsibly.Occasionally, the lines aren’t used to punctuate movement at all.The introduction on Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), for instance, echoes the stylizations of Japanese anime and manga, as if light itself is being bent around her: Peni’s movements, along with those of Spider-Ham’s (John Mulaney), are emblematic of the exaggerated styles to which they pay homage.The hyper-expressiveness of anime, and the hyperactivity of old Warner Bros.toons, are each blended seamlessly into a world of more “realistic” motion: The comic flourishes don’t just exist to remind viewers of the source.The lines that frame this perspective are sometimes themselves in motion.Whether beams from Wilson Fisk’s supercollider, or simply New York’s trains and taxis, the living environment enhances Miles’ motion either by moving in the same direction as him — allowing him to overtake the lines in question — or by moving in the opposite direction and enhancing the exaggeration.Even if we don’t see every death they reference, mere hints of Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben, Peter B.Parker’s Aunt May and Spider-Gwen’s best friend are enough to make the weight of Peni’s, Spider-Man Noir’s and even Spider-Ham’s respective losses feel tangible.