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!).

Past Discussion

Josh Berezin ☕️💯 (633.0 shares, voted no)
It’s really good. You shouldn’t see it.
beau 💯☕️ (200.0 shares, voted yes)
I think you deserve a cheat day from your superhero diet. I'm seeing it tonight, FYI. ;P
Marcus 💯☕️ (202.0 shares, voted yes)
Look, the whole idea of restricting yourself from a major modern movie genre was a bad idea in the first place. If we grant an exemption now you'll just be back to us later as more "surprisingly good" films get released. I vote no. I want to see a repeal vote on the original measure. You also need to see Black Panther and Thor Ragnarok.
Zach (5.0 shares, voted yes)
Josh is the only superhero you need.
Ryan Thompson (49.0 shares, voted yes)
Hell yes. I’m not a fan of superhero movies but spiderverse was amazing. Please let mike See this movie in the theater.
Marcus 💯☕️ (202.0 shares, voted yes)
I'm willing to change my vote to yes if Mike will put the whole policy up for review.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
I'm willing to the put the "No Tights" policy up for a review vote if this vote passes. That makes sense to me.
Marcus 💯☕️ (202.0 shares, voted yes)
Josh Berezin ☕️💯 (633.0 shares, voted no)
Marcus, I think you have it backwards. I might be willing to vote to repeal “no tights,” but I’m not voting for exceptions while it’s in effect. Mike should live with the previous vote until and unless it is repealed.
Marcus 💯☕️ (202.0 shares, voted yes)
That was my initial position but I’m willing to vote for an exception this one time on the condition that Mike put a repeal up for a vote.
jer ☕️🌮 (20.0 shares, voted no)
Josh convinced me to change my vote to no. I think he's totally right about exemptions rather than revisiting previous issues.
jer ☕️🌮 (20.0 shares, voted no)
I finally saw it, and it was great. And it'll be a real bummer to miss seeing it in the theater, but the negative effects of previous votes can't just be jand-waved away.
Josh Berezin ☕️💯 (633.0 shares, voted no)
But we may not approve the repeal! It’s lazy to just ask for exceptions to well-established rules that shareholders have approved.
A J Cole (2.0 shares, voted no)
I think the exemption path is a slippery slope.
Lewd (18.0 shares, voted no)
I wasn't here for the no tights policy, but I gotta respect that and vote no. Put it up for repeal.
Nick Mershon 💯 (396.0 shares, voted yes)
Didn't know that there was a previous vote against watching superhero movies, but this predates my shares. Also I hate super hero movies, but heard it was great.
Richard S. Jensen ☕️ (6.0 shares, voted no)
Vampyre (1.0 shares, voted no)
I had to vote NO for this one because of the no tights policy, it is from before my time watching Mike but I have to follow what was voted on before. I have see this movie and it is an awesome launch for a new Spiderman. Please put the no tights back up for a vote.
Nick Mershon 💯 (396.0 shares, voted yes)
I mean Spiderman wears a suit. It's not really tights. I think Robin from Batman wears tights, not a suit. Thoughts?
Nick Mershon 💯 (396.0 shares, voted yes)
Also would that change some votes if we agreed that Spiderman wears a suit?
Nick Mershon 💯 (396.0 shares, voted yes)
I don't think this is an exception.
Nick Mershon 💯 (396.0 shares, voted yes)
Curt ☕️💼💯🌮 (100.0 shares, voted yes)
FYI: "Into the Spiderverse" is nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. If it wins, it could become exempt from the "No More Tights" policy.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
@HeHateMe I love this line of reasoning but unfortunately the wording of the "No Tights" policy covers any intellectual property from Marvel or DC in movie or television form (unless it wins certain awards).
Nick Mershon 💯 (396.0 shares, voted yes)
^^^ Understand. 6 hours to go! HOLLLLDDDDD!!!
weston ☕️ (80.0 shares, voted yes)
Up for a vote to repeal the whole policy, but like many here don't want to descend into one off exceptions to previous votes (which side project are we going to bring back next). FWIW Mike, once we repeal the whole thing I have also heard this is great and would love to go see it with you.
krickeyb 💯 (365.0 shares, voted yes)
As a committed movie enthusiast averaging ~150 movies a year (letterboxd: allofmywats) I too have avoided most of the super hero fluff coming out. I think Iron Man 2 was the last major super hero launch I've seen. That being said, no other "super hero" movie has piqued my interested as much as this new Spiderman movie. I would argue this movie stands own its own as a Good Movie and would not violate the super hero rule. Also, The Favourite was outstanding.
Douglas Dollars 💯 (416.0 shares, voted no)
'No' vote for reasons stated by others.
curtiszimmerman 🎖💯 (203.0 shares, voted yes)
Reward Hollywood for doing a good thing. They only care about the money, of course. But we can say we did our part in trying to improve the world around us. And even though you're voting with your dollar, it's not about the money, it's about the message.