Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.

PG 2018 116 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 101 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 251 reviews

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age 9+

PG is not G

My daughter's elementary school played this movie for the whole student body. I was surprised and disappointed by this since she was only six years old. I watched the movie myself on Netflix and thought that the language, rapid animation style, and fight sequences were all too intense for children younger than third grade. She came home saying that she really liked the movie and wanted to re-watch it on Netflix. She didn't have any anxiety over it, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't too mature for her. The music is excellent, and if she was a bit older I'd be happy to enjoy it with her. Thanks to seeing the movie, these songs are popular with little kids who use them to play at acting tough.
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age 9+

A headache of nonstop concepts and overselling itself.

I was glad when it was over. The excessive exagerations, The carnival atmosphere mixed with a light show and relentless pace. I love Spider Man, but I found this to be overly childish, try hard and frentic. Seeing Spider HAM was nice, but I think we would have more enjoyed a movie about just him than seemingly every conceivable random thought that was ever published in a SM comic book. There are a few moments, but there's no breathing room to enjoy the moments and when it's over, you feel like you just witnessed an overly sugared child finally crash and zonk out on the floor. "Thank god that's over".
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