I watched both Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet tonight. I’m sure everyone interested has already seen both, but I hadn’t. I grabbed them from Redbox while filling a Rx, and I’m happy to report…
Spiderverse kicked Wreck-it Ralph‘s ass.
I’m so happy that Spiderverse lived up to its hype. I’ve been hearing since it car out that it was awesome and how fantastic it was, etc, etc, etc. After so much fanfare a person can quickly get to the point where one avoids things exactly because they are so popular.
Elder Youth and I watched it together, and that might have increased my appreciation as well. EY loved it as much as I did. Maybe a tiny bit less. And I tell ya, movies are always more fun when you can share them with your kids. If you have kids. And if the film is age-appropriate for all involved. You know what I mean.
Wreck-it Ralph was “okay”. I was able to easily watch the film while playing a game, and it wasn’t ever interesting enough to pull me away. Eh and Junior Youth has seen it for a birthday, and Neither EY it my mom who had gone with them had been particularly blown away. That might have tainted my appreciation, but I doubt it.
I also found WIR‘s lessons kind of patronizing, while Spider came off genuine (and genuinely hilarious – I couldn’t stop laughing at that one part with Miles running away from his dad with Peter B. – that was side-splitting).
So maybe it wasn’t a fair comparison, but I’d wanted to see both about the same amount and I just finished them and felt like sharing.