Watch Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
Posted on January 26, 2019
In January of 2017, as a response to the flood of superheros into TV and film, the shareholders passed “No More Tights” with 54.85% approval. The No More Tights resolution prevents me from watching any movies or television based on Marvel or DC properties.
It’s been two years of no superhero movies. Of all those I missed, the only one that felt like a culturally significant omission was Black Panther. I maybe should have asked for a hall pass then, which brings me to this vote.
I’m hearing something different about Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. Comic-nerd friends, film buffs, the 97% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and most importantly, many of my shareholders have raved about the film as something different from the traditional format of a bunch of ab-enhanced actors lasering at each other. When a shareholder suggested that he’d be in favor of an exemption for Spiderverse, I decided I’d put it up for a vote.
Originally, I conceived of the No Tights mandate because I had a mindless compulsion to descend into comic book escapism. I’ve enjoyed the benefits of this two-year palate cleanser — my media diet is more omnivorous and artful, which is beneficial to me personally, and also more befitting of the current context of my life, which is based in Los Angeles and includes a girlfriend who is a screenwriter. I believe the exemption would enhance the above-mentioned benefits and I expect to really like this cartoon.
If this vote passes, I will watch Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse and then dive into my feelings about the movie and give a full report to the shareholders. If it doesn’t pass, I’ll simply continue to uphold my “No Tights” policy and go watch movies like The Favourite (which I loved!).