“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” now zipping into the theater-verse, is the long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” a revelatory thrill ride that deservedly won the Oscar for animation.
You watch this jaw-dropping encore in awe at what animation can do when it’s blasting past formula to open new frontiers as a visual and emotional powerhouse.
Too much? Sometimes. But “Across the Spider-Verse,” the first in a two-part sequel (we’ll have to wait till March to complete the tale with “Beyond the Spider-Verse”) is out to make history. Consider it done.