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Like it or not, Rotten Tomatoes has become an important source for determining how a movie's being received among critics. Aggregating reviews from across the interwebs, users can either look through this collection of reviews one by one, or they can simply look at the Tomato Meter and see what percentage score the movie has overall. For the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it's doing quite well on the Rotten Tomatoes front, as it's currently ranked 100%.
Does this mean that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the few perfect movies in existence and lacks any flaws? No, not at all. What it does mean is that it's definitely being appreciated by critics, as all the reviews for Into the Spider-Verse on Rotten Tomatoes, going off the site's metrics, are positive. And don't think this is one of those instances where there are only a few reviews up for Into the Spider-Verse and eventually the score will decrease as more reviews arrive. So far there are 47 Into the Spider-Verse reviews up on Rotten Tomatoes since the embargo lifted on Wednesday.
I suspect that by the time Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse finally hits theaters, it won't have a 100% score anymore, but even if a few negative reviews trickle in, it's looking like this is on track to being one of the most acclaimed superhero movies ever. That's all the more impressive when you take into account that while the genre has grown incredibly popular over the last two decades, there are few animated, theatrical superhero tales to enjoy.
While Sony has been partnered with Marvel Studios over the last few years to feature Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse marks the studio's second recent venture into adapting the Web-Slinger's mythology on its own, the first being Venom, which launched a live action cinematic universe that will include movies like Morbius and Kraven the Hunter.
It's also worth mention that even before Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse reviews started coming in, clearly Sony was happy with the product that the public will get to lay eyes on in a few weeks. There are already plans to make an Into the Spider-Verse sequel, as well as a spinoff starring various female Spider-heroes.
Just like the live action Spider-Man movies, Peter Parker is appearing in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but this time he's not the star of the show. That honor belongs to Miles Morales, who's just getting started on his own Spider-Man career and will be mentored by this Peter, who hails from another dimension. They'll be joined by other Spider-heroes who come from alternate realities, like Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker and Spider-Ham. The movie's villains include Kingpin, Green Goblin and Prowler.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14. As for what else is coming out before 2018 is finished, check out our holiday premiere guide.