I FINALLY got to see Morbius and it might not be worth the trip to the movie theater even if you want to see a movie or spend time eating popcorn in a comfy chair!
While I thought Jared Leto was good enough at Morbius, the film has pacing and editing issues and it feels like there's no real chemistry between any of the characters. Also the movie feels like it was someone else recapping what happened in the film instead of having well-paced scenes to let every character shine.
Here are some of my initial, SPOILER-FREE, thoughts on the film and what stood out to me just in case you need more (or less) incentive to watch it:
- Morbius feels like a superhero movie from the late 90s and early 2000s where there really isn't any attachment to the character and while the movie is only 1 hour and 50 minutes long, it moves too quickly.
- The rumors were true and what you saw advertised in early trailers (the fact that Spider-Man would have a looming presence and that Michael Keaton's Vulture would make an appearance) didn't happen in the film and it felt like false-advertising.
- Say what you will about Tyrese, but he was wasted in the film and really only had about five lines of dialogue. (Also I think a subplot was cut out involving his arm, which was also advertised in trailers)
- For me there were no stand-out moments that will make the film memorable even when Venom and Venom 2, no matter how you feel about them, had memorable moments.
- There are TWO end-credits scenes that unfortunately follow the rest of the film and are confusing for Sony's Spider-Man Universe and felt like they weren't well thought out.
Watch my full review for Morbius below:
I'm giving Morbius 4.5 out of 10 vampires, and not going to lie, but this might be my least favorite Spider-Man-related movie yet and I personally recommend waiting for it to come to a streaming service and looking up the post-credit scenes online! Morbius is in theaters now
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