Jayson Tatum Shares Son's Review Of "Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse"

Deuce Tatum loved the new Spider-Man move, although it came at the expense of his dad.

BYBen Mock
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the long-awaited sequel to 2018's Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. The film is another visually stunning and emotionally powerful exploration of Miles Morales as a character and the multiverse as a concept. The film currently holds a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has already made over $200 million at the box office since its June 2 release.

Much like the remake of The Little Mermaid, the film is important in terms of its representation. Into The Spider-Verse and Across The Spider-Verse put Miles Morales, who is Black, front and center. It's a stark contrast to the MCU's whiter-than-white Tom Holland Peter Parker, where Miles Morales has only ever been a one-line reference. The films are a chance for young Black boys to see themselves as a superhero, something that rarely happens.

Deuce Tatum Gives Adorable Review Of Across The Spider-Verse

Jayson Tatum, current Boston Celtics superstar, shared his son Deuce's take on Across The Spider-Verse. "New spider man movie so good deuce told me “ daddy I think I changed my mind I might want to be spider man when I grow up… but I still want to be you” Good save son, good save!" Not only is the review adorable, it's an important reminder of the impact that media can have on young people. Yes, superhero films can often be bland and generic but the really good ones? Well, they can just about inspire anybody.

However, it must be said that Deuce's desire to grow up to be his dad is adorable. Tatum had the best season of his career in 2022/23. He averaged 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game, all career highs. He was named to his fourth consecutive all-star team, earning all-star MVP honors. Furthermore, he was named to his second consecutive All-NBA First Team. He helped take the Celtics to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, where they ultimately lost to the Miami Heat. However, if Deuce can balance superhero duties and a full-time NBA, more power to him. However, the NBA rulebook does not specify if web-swinging counts as a traveling violation. Get all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.