Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Echoes Everything Everywhere All At Once

This post contains spoilers for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”When it comes to practicing empathy and understanding diverse experiences, the multiverse is the perfect fictional sandbox in which storytellers can explore.

Wisdom dictates that seeing more of the world makes most people more empathetic and understanding of one another, so what happens when characters get out and explore the worlds? The answer is something like “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner and a film that uses the everything-ness of its title to tell a story that’s at once massive and personal.

Profound and empathetic, with an awe-inspiringly wide-ranging scope and visuals to match, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” is unlike any other movie.Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s “Spider-Verse” films are a little bit like it, though.

Miller said as much in an interview with Empire earlier this year, noting that the films’ success…

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