Into The Spider-Verse

INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE REVIEW PT.1

Released on December 14th 2018, Into The Spider-Verse shocked fans and non-fans worldwide. Even winning an oscar for best animated feature of 2018. Being the 8th big Spider-Man movie, but also the first animated one, it’s no surprise that Into The Spider-Verse caught many viewers attention

In this blog post, I’ll be pointing out some things that you might have missed in the 2018 animated feature that you may have missed before.

Photo credit to TGI-Spideys on Tumblr

You remember that part in Into The Spider-Verse where Miles wanted to fail his test so badly, that he purposefully got half of the answers wrong? Well that’s not the only thing that Miles did on purpose. He wanted to fail so bad that he even spelled December wrong (Spelling it like “Decembruary”) to make his teacher think he was stupid. After his teacher gave him a 0 for the test, he followed up with, “Wow, a few more of these and you’ll probably have to kick me outta here.” And at that point, she already knew he was lying.

Image Credit to Reddit

There were a lot of amazing voice actors within the movie and a lot of cameos. But one that probably caught your eye was Donald Glover on Aaron Davis’ (Uncle Aaron’s) Tv while Miles was punching the punching bag.

The scene on his tv was from a show that Donald Glover was in called community. That was around the time that people wanted Donald to play the new Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man but the role went to Andrew Garfield instead.

Another thing you probably didn’t know, was that Donald Glover plays Uncle Aaron in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) in Spider-Man Homecoming starring Tom Holland.

People figured this out by Donald’s line, “I got a nephew that lives around here.” in Homecoming. We also know this because when Spider-Man’s (Tom Holland’s) suit identified Aaron Davis, it showed that is name was indeed Aaron Davis which is Miles’ uncle.

Photo credit to Sky Avenger @YouTube.com

Now you probably saw Stan Lee’s cameo in Into The Spider-Verse. But did you know that he had not one, but two cameos in the movie.

When Miles thought he killed the “hobo” Peter Parker and tried to “save” him while attached to a train, Stan Lee was walking the streets of New York. When the train stopped, and they spun to the ground on Petters web, hitting the ground, the crowded streets of New York tries to walk around them.

When Miles delivers the line, “Hey, uh, maybe you guys can go around? Alright. Thanks, New York.” you can see Stan Lee walk over them while talking on the phone. There might be another cameo but I’d have to look again.

Well thanks for reading. Like the title says, This was only part 1 of the Into The Spider-Verse review and things you didn’t notice. So stay tuned, but I have to go to my finals so hopefully your week is web-tastic! 😉

Sorry, that was really corny…

Also, before I go, If you haven’t seen the movie, you can look at the trailer real quick if you click on “Into The Spider-Verse” is the first sentence of the first paragraph 😉

Just Mercy

Last week Tuesday (so about a week ago) I went to go see the film Just Mercy in theaters starring Michael B. Jordan. And in this review, there will be spoilers (duh)

Michael B. Jordan at the premier of ‘Just Mercy’

In the movie the defendant, Walter McMillan (Jamie Foxx) joins Attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) on trying to clear Walter’s name for a crime he did not commit. The murder of an 18 year old girl. Helping them is a white woman named Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). The movies setting is in Alabama in 1986.

With the amazing cast and Director (Destin Daniel Cretton who is known for collabing with Brie Larson), there is no doubt that this movie was astounding and had me hooked the whole time. From the way the cast looked at eachother and delivered the lines, to how they put the story together, this movie was a good way to end a Tuesday night.

There’s a part in the movie where one of the prisoners on death row named Herbert Richardson (Rob Morgan) gets executed by electrocution and Attorney Bryan Stevenson was the only person who fought and cared for him so he had to watch.

His cell was right next to Walter’s cell and Walter taught him how to take deep breaths and think of pine trees in the forest, and that’s exactly what he did before he died. He served in the army at 18 years old, got sent home with an honorable discharge, developed a mental sickness and planted a bomb onto a girls porch which killed her. He ended up in jail, and when his time came to get executed, he gave his flag to Bryan since he had no family and Bryan actually tried to fight for him and make him a free man.

What happened to Herbert was heartbreaking and really hit hard because all of what happened in the movie is a true story. Which means it all happened for real in U.S history.

Bryan ended up winning the case for Walter McMillan and sending him back home to his family. But during the process of everything that happened in this movie, Bryan did something really important that benefited the lives of so many people later on. He founded the EJI (Equal Justice Initiative) which is also non-profit. It provides help to falsely convicted and/or poor prisoners who can’t afford representation in court (or have been denied a fair trial which is something that happened in the movie).

When seeing the movie, it really makes you think and wonder if something like that could ever happen to you. I’m no movie critic, but I give this movie a 5/5 and mark it educational and entertaining.

Definitely a great movie for black history month, or any month to be honest. Because I didn’t know about Bryan Stevenson until I saw that movie… Last week….

Any ways, thanks for reading and stay tuned for more 🙂

Like A Boss

Picture from Google

On Thursday, January 9th, I went to Go see the new movie ‘Like A Boss’ starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.

The movie’s basic plot is 2 best friends (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) named Mia and Mel. They own a cosmetics store together and once they run into trouble with another cosmetics business owner, their friendship gets testy.

I’m not going to spoil it for the people who haven’t seen it yet, but I give the movie a 7/10. The movie is rated R and also a comedy, which is a genre that I take interest in. I think it’s a good “girls night out” movie to enjoy with moms, sisters, and friends. It will keep you laughing and probably change your attitude toward most people. I do recommend it.

Like A Boss was based around women empowerment and seemed like it was an uplifting element different from other Tiffany Haddish movies such as Girls Trip. Although there are certain immature scenes in the movie, I still enjoyed it.

The next movie I’ll be blogging about the new movie Just Mercy starring Michael B. Jordan.

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To get straight to the point, film making, movies, shows, and entertainment, in general, is important to me and my daily life. This blog will mostly be about reviewing movies and shows, and yes, while it will be biased, you (the readers) will be able to comment your opinions in the comment section.

I’ll be reviewing movies and giving tips on film at least once a week to keep you updated on new movies and shows. Kind of what Cinema Sins does on YouTube if you’ve ever heard of them. But I’ll do a more PG version of what they do.

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