Worth Your Time: Aquaman vs Into the Spiderverse

Two movies have been released this winter season as the new blockbusters for not only december but for the beginning weeks for January. I was fortunate enough to watch both movies without any expectations. They’re both good movies in their own respective ways, but hopefully this review will help you decide which one to watch.

Starting off with Aquaman, it was a pretty good movie. It follows Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, going back to reclaim Atlantis before his evil step brother wrecks havoc on land. Pretty standard stuff for a movie about a supernatural character. Regardless, watching the movie, it felt a little bland. It had some nice scenes in it, but the overall feeling of the film felt like every other generic movie. Not only that, but sometimes the effects used underwater looked muddy and sometimes completely blurred. But overall, a nice watch if you really want to go out of your way to see it. 7/10 for me.

Now whenever someone sees an animated cartoon, they automatically assume it’s for kids. Even though Into the Spiderverse has the target audience of children, it’s still an amazing watch. Art and comicbook fanatics would be able to fall in love with the stylised 3D effects that look as if someone drew all the scenes. Spiderman fans will also be able to enjoy small little easter eggs and details found in the movie relating to other films. Not only that, but the story of an up and coming hero in the midst of pure chaos is an interesting concept. Surprisingly dark for a kids movie but with an inspiring message that everyone can be a hero, I give this movie a 9/10 since characters like Noir and Peni Parker would be better with more development. Not only that but some scenes in the movie can cause eye strain do to the strobing effects.

Now, I think Spiderman; Into the Spider Verse is more worth your time. It’s an amazing movie and not bad for a company that made The Emoji Movie.

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