Beyond making ace movies like Clerks and Chasing Amy, Kevin Smith is a mighty, mighty comic book fan. So it’s no surprise that he knows a lot about Spider-Man.

He harnesses this knowledge for our entertainment in the ~22-minute video below that was made by Wired, summarising all of the TV and movie incarnations of Marvel’s creation, both animated and live action.

Smith doesn’t mince words at times when it comes to adding his opinions, and it’s a really refreshing change from all of those puffy pieces where everything is awesome with no critical intrusion. There’s also a lot of fascinating insight into the character of Spidey and its history – in all it’s a fabulous watch.

Language warning: Most of the swears are bleeped, but the odd one was missed.

Anyway, over to you, Mr Smith…