Double post PSA for Spiderman Into the Spider-verse:
As someone who cares about Audio and Video I want more experiences like this. Please go buy it! There is a gluttony of phoned in audio tracks from the likes of Disney etc so when something like this comes along it needs to get attention and accolades especially from the target audience (us). I mean can you imagine if Disney were shamed enough to actually care about the audio and deliver a track on par with Into the Spider-verse? That would be really exciting since they own so many properties. Well the entire mix is phenomenal and the specifically the surround could be the best EVAH!
I know some were put off by the artistic direction so I'm going to repost something I saw in the movie general discussion thread that could give some greater appreciation for what they were trying to accomplish. Post #12 https://www.avsforum.com/forum/44-mo...14-2018-a.html
"Boy is this a great movie and disc. Amazing PQ/AQ and the storyline was engaging and loved the remix of everything we know about Spider-Man (will be watching again soon to break down the ton of Easter eggs throughout the film). What was especially entertaining were the subtle artistic touches:very few comic book movies have ever tried to actually look like the medium that inspired them. We've got word balloons, thought bubbles, paneling. They also use Ben-Day dots to make up the characters themselves. These dots are used to create the various colors on the pages of older comic books. Here they are used for texture, but also feature prominently during the final battle between the Spider-Men and Kingpin's forces. And at first I thought my eyes were going bad but then realized the film was incorporating commonly seen off-register printing errors from older comics. Comics' colors used to be quite limited, hence everyone wearing red and blue, and the colors had to be printed one at a time, but often would end up "out of register." You can see this effect throughout the film, with reds and blues leaking out of either side of characters, especially during the earliest moments in the film. And loved the visual tribute to Jack Kirby. When Kirby would draw explosions, cosmic energy, or any kind of magic mumbo-jumbo in the Marvel universe, he would include a grouping of dots that become known as "Kirby Krackle" or "Kirby Dots." They appear throughout the film, especially when Miles lays down at the end of the film to finally relax, only to see a portal, surrounded by Kirby Krackle, opening. Been a comic book geek for 57 years, especially the artwork and the artists. Nice to see these little touches as well as nods to artists like Steve Ditko and John Romita and Erik Larsen. Plus how cool was the Comics Code Authority seal that showed up? A short historical note-in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man Nos. 96 and 97, Stan Lee chose to depict Harry Osborn taking LSD as an anti-drug statement. The CCA refused to give him approval so he just printed the comics without their stamp anyway, in a move that struck a blow large enough that the authority was essentially rendered largely without authority."
Anyway this flick has quickly become my go to for guest movie nights and most people are just floored at what is possible. It is one of the best all around audio video experiences known to man and I don't want anyone to miss it!
Here is an article https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/how-...animation.html
Here is a super cool video and interview