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The Critically Acclaimed Marvel Movie Leaving Netflix Next Month

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse changed the game when it was released in 2018. Considered by many to be one of the best, most important superhero movies of the 2010s, the movie brought a unique, artistic style to the genre. A superhero movie finally showed that genuinely anyone could be a hero, and while it can be difficult, you just have to believe in yourself and take a leap of faith. 

It's truly an incredible film. Among the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe, this animated film about a kid in New York getting the powers of Spider-Man really resonated with audiences. It's safe to say anticipation is high for the sequel, which is slated to come out in 2022. However, if you want to prepare yourself for that upcoming movie, then you better catch Into the Spider-Verse while it's still available on Netflix. It's leaving the service on December 25, so watch it now before it's too late. 

What can you expect from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?

For the few of you who haven't seen Into the Spider-Verse yet, allow us to fill in the gaps. 

While most Spider-Man films have focused on Peter Parker learning that with great power comes great responsibility, this film focuses instead on Miles Morales, a teenager trying to live up to his parents' expectations by doing well at his new boarding school. One day, Miles is bitten by a spider that gives him the same powers as Spider-Man, and he even runs into Peter Parker himself, who's busy trying to stop Kingpin from going forward with a Super-Collider that threatens to tear apart the fabric of the multiverse. 

Peter Parker dies at Kingpin's hands, forcing Miles to step up to the plate to stop the bad guys. He'll have some help along the way though. The Super-Collider test tore some holes in reality and brought other versions of Spider-Man into Miles' reality, including Peter B. Parker, an out-of-shape, careless version of the Peter in Miles' reality, who tries to show him the ropes. Other iterations of Spider-Man come into the picture, including Spider-Gwen, Spider-Noir, Peni Parker, and Spider-Ham. They have to team up to stop Kingpin and save all of their realities.  

Should you watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse before it leaves Netflix?

Whether you're watching it for the first or twentieth time, now's the moment to check it out once more before it leaves Netflix. Even since it landed on the streaming service, it's consistently remained one of Netflix's most popular offerings. It tells a heartwarming story in a style unlike any other animated feature you've ever seen. Every frame is a wonder to behold.

Superhero movies are commonplace in the theatrical market these days. So many come out that audiences flock to theaters to see, but few have sparked the kind of positive discussions online you see with Into the Spider-Verse. If you don't believe us, just listen to what David Sims of The Atlantic has to say, who wrote in his review, "The latest entry in a fully saturated genre that somehow, through sheer creative gumption, does something new." It's easy for superhero movies to all blur together at a certain point, but you'll confuse Into the Spider-Verse with another flick. It shows how there's still life in this genre, and hopefully future films learn some lessons and have the courage to explore fresh styles.

You have one more month to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse before it leaves Netflix on Christmas Day. Take some time to unwind with one of the best animated films (and one of the best movies period) of the 21st century before it slips into another streaming dimension.