Why do you need to see cartoon "Spider-Man: Across the Universe"
Cinema / / December 19, 2019
This is a completely new story about familiar characters
In 2002, Sam Raimi directed the movie "Spider-Man" and for the first time since the eighties brought the character to the big screen. Over the past 16 years, the story of Peter Parker, who was bitten by a radioactive spider, retold from the beginning many times. After Raimi trilogy were unsuccessful movies with Andrew Garfield, then - the return of the hero in the Marvel kinovselennuyu. And that's not counting the regular restarts cartoons.
Not surprisingly, many have little tired and tragic death of Uncle Ben, and "With great power comes great responsibility", and other unchanging history attributes. Not in vain in "Homecoming" decided to mention all this only in passing.
And the authors of "Across the Universe" decided to go to a non-standard way and placed in the center of the story of another hero - Miles Morales. He appeared in the comics of Spider-Man in 2011 alone and have not had time to become familiar most of the audience.
In the cartoon his fate is less tragic than that of Parker, but that he seems to be even more present. Miles - simple boy from a police family. He wants to paint graffiti and hesitate to move into an elite school. And then it becomes an involuntary witness how villain Kingpin collider starts to open the passage between the measurements, thereby causing enormous damage. It was Miles to fight with the villain, the more that he just got super powers from a radioactive spider.
Here are just a teenager is not able to use them, and in general does not consider himself a hero. But then the aid of other worlds come to his various counterparts: Peter B. Parker - the original Spider-Man, only to have spilled and grow a belly Gwen Spider - girlfriend Gwen Peter Stacey, lost in his own world best friend nuarny Spider-Man - black and white gloomy hero of the world of the past, Penny Parker - anime girl with spidering and finally Spider-Ham - intelligent pig dressed as Spider-Man.
This is a reference to the comic books, movies, and other pop culture
Those who do not read comics or familiar only with the main line, you need to understand that all these characters - one hundred percent canon. This may be hard to believe, but even Penny Parker and Spider-Ham appeared on the pages of such publications. But the grim series «Marvel. Noir "it is high time to film - as it is elegant.
But in addition to paraphrase the comics, there are many references to previous films and series of Spider-Man. There are allusions to the films Raimi, "Homecoming", the mention of Brian Michael Bendis - creator Miles Morales. Of course, no cost and without Stan Lee. And from the scene in the final zasmeotsya anyone who follows if not for the stories about Spider-Man, then at least for Internet memes. There will be more and repeated references to other films and comics, but to list all - means to deprive the fans the opportunity to find them personally.
It is equally important that these refrains do not play a determining role in the plot. Those who do not familiar with the hero, even on film, does not experience discomfort - they all will be explained in the course of the action, with easy and humorous.
This joke of all clichés and stereotypes
And again on the banal stories Spider-Man, Fairly many are weary. The authors clearly understand that they have to deal with the necessary repetitions and jaded cliches. And because the beat all this in a joking manner.
Each Spider-Man feels unique, and each tells his story, beginning with the same words. However, by the third time such retellings cut and then served at all three stories at once. All known and predicted standard moves the characters themselves. Everyone knows that there appear some special key, which will stop the sinister plans - so why not say it at once and in the forehead, so that no one could accuse cartoon predictability.
And yet Peter Parker himself stops Miles, when he starts the banal: "With great power comes ..."
It is touching and at the same time a lot of fun
In the story "Across the Universe" just six main characters that can fill action and touching life situations, and an incredible amount of jokes.
Of course, on all the time is not enough. And first of all cartoon shows communication Morales and Parker. The first is learning to cope with on their own and be a hero, and the second is trying to dissuade him from such activities. And in fact it is the manifestation of care. After all, Peter is shown a man who lost almost everything because of that constantly saving the world. As a result, it is - a lonely, tired, with a sore back and a habit of eating fast food. He is trying to save Miles from a similar fate, but then he sees it as an opportunity to remember the past exploits.
It helps them Gwen Stacy. But here it is not just the obligatory female character who is introduced in all modern subjects. Gwen charges his energy and support, but it is the same as the rest: a lonely, lost his friend, and when she saw the new team of close friends.
And that's not seemed too serious, in the appendage to him have added three very strange version of Spider. Nuarny character so dark, it was very funny. He says only clichéd phrases that it has no emotions and hardships. And he can not understand what is the meaning Rubik's cube. Penny is constantly positive and something to chew when controls the robot. And the pigs and do not have to do anything. Pig in a superhero costume - it's funny in itself, but it is still and the island almost every sentence.
This is an incredibly beautiful
But certainly everything said previously would not have the desired effect, if not the visual range. Cartoon "Spider-Man: Across the Universe" was touted as a revolutionary approach to animation, and this is true. If you look at the location, especially in the action scenes, you can quickly forget that it is - not the real shooting. Houses, cars and other background seem quite plausible. Sometimes there is a feeling that there is in the frame parts, just randomly captured by the camera.
Special characters did not make too realistic. Therefore, they are allocated on a live background, a grotesque cartoon makes them more memorable.
But most importantly - it is really animated comics. Some scenes just start with the traditional genre and text panels, and strikes are accompanied by inscriptions. What is even more interesting minor characters are drawn exactly as they should be in the comics. Penny Parker paler colors, typical of the manga, Pig - dimensional and very bright, and nuarny Spiderman Conversely black and white, and even the texture is visible on his suit of printing paper.
When they get together, start a real extravaganza of mixing styles and genres. But all that looks absolutely natural, because a live animation erases the boundaries that would imposed a real shooting. And here is a great Kingpin (it really was not enough time in the story, but the six heroes of this and do not need) could face a two-dimensional pig, and it will look not only normal, but also funny. In addition, each frame is built in such a way that after the release of the cartoon in digital media and it certainly will disassemble at the screenshots.
And by the way, about the final clash and even action movie. "Spider-Man: Across the Universe," one of those rare films that are really worth seeing in 3D. Last time this was "the first players to prepare" Steven Spielberg. Cartoon specially sharpened by 3D-graphics, and therefore manifestations of parallel worlds, flying over the houses and the fight in the collider just tightened the viewer in the thick of things.
It really is the best of the year kinokomiks
Of course, the 2018 stands out "Endless war"- a landmark event, which was adjusted for the past ten years and eighteen films. But there were many other interesting films: the continuation of "Deadpool", a new "Ant-Man" ridiculous, but loved by the audience, "Venom", a fun and beautiful "Aquaman».
And yet it is the "Spider-Man: Across the Universe" - the brightest and most versatile comics on the big screens. This is not a hackneyed story that will be interesting as geeks, studying all the sources, and the casual viewer. This stunning animation and dynamic plot. This endless jokes and funny situations, in which heroes. And, of course, is the story of true friendship, bringing together very different characters.
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