So another Spider-Man “universe”.  Did we really need that?  Did we really need a cartoon version?  After watching this movie, the answer is YES, we did. This uniquely made movie gets 4 Icees (out of 5) for action, original cartoonography (if that’s not a word, I’m making it one) and fun.

Being an origin story of sorts, the movie starts out slow… a little too slow for my taste and I was wondering if everyone (and I mean everyone… Rottentomates has the critics at 97% and the audience at 95%) was just wrong, or if I just wasn’t getting it.  Then, it took off and captured me and I can’t wait for a sequel.  The story has a couple of standard themes, but overall it’s a fresh take on the Spidey we all know and love except for people who really read the comics… those may have seen this coming.

What I enjoyed most about this movie is that it was made differently.  I’ve been watching cartoons all my long life, but this wasn’t your normal cartoon.  The movie was made in such a way that I felt like I was watching a comic book come to life, as opposed to a standard cartoon.  It was a different way of doing things, and I liked that.

This is movie all can enjoy, and I encourage you to do so.  I watched it in 3D but honestly that really didn’t add anything to the film, so I wouldn’t recommend seeing it that way… but do see it!

There is a scene after the credits.  Some think it may give a hint to the sequel, but I don’t know.  There’s a scene and it’s my duty to let you know it exists.