Morbius: Just go see Sonic the Hedgehog 2

This movie isn’t really Marvel. On April 1, theaters were blessed (according to the internet) with the release of Morbius, a film following Doctor Morbius (Jared Leto) who is trying to find a cure for his deadly blood disease and ends up creating a very unorthodox cure which does not have a great outcome for people who have, you know, blood. This vampiric comic inspired ‘new Marvel legend’ is not good. I did not enjoy Morbius

Keep in mind, when I got to the movie theater with my family I just got done with my 10 hour shift at work and was pretty tired. But, I was so bored of this movie that I nearly fell asleep in the movie theater. The only other times this happens is when I watch sports, not movies. The parts of the movie that I found most boring were the fight scenes and the dialogue. The fight scenes just felt like CGI monsters mushing with each other. And then the dialogue. My goodness the dialogue. One of the lines is “You won’t like me when I’m hungry.” Why, just why. 

There isn’t much to say about the acting because the characters aren’t given much time for actual character growth and characterization outside of their basic introductions. Like with Adria Arjona’s character Dr. Martine, we don’t learn much about her other than she supports Morbius. She goes through some developments but they do not feel earned, like with all the characters in this movie.

The parts of the movie that I found most boring were the fight scenes and the dialogue. The fight scenes just felt like CGI monsters mushing with each other. And then the dialogue. My goodness the dialogue. One of the lines is “You won’t like me when I’m hungry.” Why, just why. ”

— Nicole Nantz

But, the saddest part of this movie is that it has some parts that, if expanded, would have made this movie much better. Specifically, the horror elements that were hinted at throughout the film. It feels as though this film was just playing it by the book in order to get the money. But, that is exactly why the movie failed. The movie doesn’t seem to understand Morbius’s character. He is a tragic figure within Marvel comics who had good intentions but ended up going down a very dark path. He would have fitted very well in a horror setting. But, no, we can deviate from the formula.

The movie is PG-13 and is only available in theaters. If you just want to know what happens for the lore of Sony Marvel, and see somewhat interesting shots it might be up to your taste. But, if you don’t like slow dialogue, weird characterization, or a weird after-credits scene. Don’t go. 1.5/5 stars. 

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