Greystones Film Club: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (USA/PG/119mins)

When it came to reading out the winner of this year’s Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards, everyone present assumed it was going to be either Mamoru Hosada’s Mirai or Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2. 

Failing that, Disney might grab yet another gong for Ralph Breaks The Internet. Or maybe the quirky Wes Anderson was about to be crowned again, for the stop-motion oddity, Isle Of Dogs. 

In the end, the name called out was Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and directors Rob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman were clearly just as shocked as everybody else in the room. 

They were also just as delighted too, this inventive, infectious and somewhat innovative comic-book feature breaking through quite a few walls as it followed teenager Miles Morales becoming Spider-Man in his own reality, and then bumping into five counterparts swinging from tall buildings in their realities. 

It’s a mindbending, head-spinning and rib-tickling two-hour thrill ride, and one that really needs to be seen on the big screen. 

Which is why the Greystones Film Club’s Secret Cinema has put aside a Sunday afternoon just for the good boys and girls of Greystones to get their high-flyin’ kicks. And send them off to bed with wild dreams of saving the world… 

Your €10 admission comes with, as always, the choice of a free kids snackbox [freshly-popped popcorn, sweets & a drink] or an adult-size box of freshly-popped popcorn. Yum!

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