Across the Spider-Verse review: An animated masterpiece

2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse explored multiverse and parallel reality concepts, leading to Hollywood's interest in producing multiversal epics

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, continues the multiverse story, with a focus on character development and deeper truths about being a Spider-hero

The film revolves around Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) as the sole protector of his New York City after the death of Peter Parker

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Miles' loneliness and romantic feelings for Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) are explored in his world's bright, saturated visual design

Across the Spider-Verse features increased screen time for Gwen, delving into her past and the complexity of a Spider-hero's relationships with the police

The film employs various design languages to visually depict character-specific stories, moving beyond dialogue-driven storytelling for greater impact