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We’ve been bit by the love bug. Special guest Matt Serafini joins us to review Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning Into the Spider-Verse. Despite being the longest animated film ever made in America, Across the Spider-Verse has been collecting cash across the box office-verse, with both critics and audiences agreeing that this is a sight of a movie to behold. But what do the Cinemaholics think? We start the show with a brief rundown of the movie’s backstory, then swing into a spoiler-free review. We do open up for spoilers later on in the show with plenty of warning, and be sure to stick around for this week’s Rotten Tomatoes Game.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. Screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller (both also as co-producers), and David Callaham. The voice cast includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Jake Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Daniel Kaluuya, Mahershala Ali, Oscar Isaac, and many more.

Our intro music this week is “Wind Flower” by Toti Cisneros.

Synopsis for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse:

IT’S HOW YOU WEAR THE MASK THAT MATTERS. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales — Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man — is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most. [Source: Letterboxd]

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