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The Key Detail In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Fans Can't Agree On

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" made waves with fans and critics when it swung onto the silver screen in 2018 (via Rotten Tomatoes). The movie follows Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a teenager living in New York City, whose life is thrown for a loop when he encounters Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) (Chris Pine).

After a radioactive spider sinks its teeth into his skin, Miles gets himself caught in a battle between Spider-Man and Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber), a fight that sadly results in the death of Spider-Man. Before he dies, however, Peter gives Miles a device to stop Fisk's multi-versal plan. Fortunately, Miles goes on his first superhero adventure with the help of a Spider-Man from another universe, Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), and a few other Spider-People from parallel universes. 

"Into the Spider-Verse" earned itself an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film (via Oscars.org), with many critics praising the movie's unique animation style (via Chicago Reader). In an interview with Collider, filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord explained that the sequel, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," will also have its own distinct art form. Miller noted that exploring other dimensions allows each to have its own individual style.

As fans wait for "Across the Spider-Verse," many are discussing animation details of the original, seemingly unable to agree on if it's visually appealing or an eyesore.

Fans can't agree on the frame rates in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

According to a thread on Reddit, fans of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" can't seem to agree on the frame rate and overall animation style of the movie. The debate was initiated by u/MercsandChicks, who explained that, as a gamer, watching "Into the Spider-Verse" made their eyes hurt, specifically attributing this pain to the frame rates of the animations. As a result, this user felt that it was almost unwatchable. 

Only a couple of other fans, including u/Longjumping_Exit_178, agreed that the film's animation made it a little hard to watch, as they explained that it was "like multiple art styles fighting each other. However, it could be argued that quite a few other fans approved of these technical aspects of "Into the Spider-Verse." "I loved the frame rate and animation style," u/jogoso2014 wrote, defending the film. "I loved everything about this movie." 

Interestingly, "Into the Spider-Verse" writer Chris Miller and his co-producer Phil Lord have said that this form of animation was intentional from the very beginning. The duo explained that they wanted it to truly be a visual comic book of sorts (via Los Angeles Times). In fact, the movie ended up having about 177 animators involved at certain points throughout the process, all working toward setting "Into the Spider-Verse" distinctly apart from the animated features that have come before it. According to "Into the Spider-Verse" Head of Animation Josh Beveridge, the idea was to not quite emulate reality but also not make it completely a cartoon (via Insider). 

Love it or hate it, the teaser for "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" seems to show fans that these films will continue to have a specific style moving forward.