Spider-verse: best movie of 2018!

Demands the audience code-switch genres as fluently as Miles switches English/Spanish.

To the dilemma of striving for middle-class respectability (a la Miles' dad) vs creative authenticity (his uncle) -- we all face it some way but it's particularly pointed for young black men like Miles --

it posits the solution is to seize control of the master narrative ("bitten by a radioactive spider"), liberate it from the cultural hegemons and return it to the people.


the only way Spider-verse would be stronger thematically is if it ended with a declaration that Sony and Marvel were renouncing copyright to Spider-Man and he's now a public domain character.

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