Morbius might not be the best Marvel movie by Sony, but it’s certainly not as bad as the reviews claimed it to be.
First, I get that as fans, we expect better from Sony at this point, especially after Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom 2. However, it’s obvious that Sony is still not sure what to do with its Marvel properties.
If you think of it, the final cut of Morbius was heavily edited to remove any direct reference to any spider-man universe. They removed a lot of the scenes we saw in the trailers: Goodby Oscorp, Spider-Man posters, and the chat with Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton). It’s like after No Way Home, Sony decided to rethink the whole movie….And it doesn’t make sense.
As a standalone, Morbius is a decent movie about a doctor turned vampire who’s doing his best to avoid hurting people. Jared Leto is perfect as Dr Michael Morbius, but he’s almost too perfect. In fact, the star of the show is Matt Smith as Milo. He single handedly carries the movie for me and made it stunningly better, especially if you compare it to Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
You might ask why I’m doing the comparison? At the end, both movies have seemingly the same script: A star who has super killing powers, a “friend” who gets that power and abuses it. And it concludes with the friend being dead, and another character inherits the same powers…. to setup a sequel. The only difference is that I didn’t fall asleep watching Morbius like I did in Venom 2.
Finally, let’s talk about The Vulture’s presence here. I get that Sony is trying to capitalize on Spider-Man’s success (Thank you Marvel Studios). However, the credit scenes in this movie throw away every single rule defined in No Way Home and more. Some stuff just doesn’t make sense. I’ll let you watch and see.
Should you watch it?
Wait for the streaming option. The movie has some cool visual effects, but it’s too much incoherent to make it a whole. Mainly setting up another take at a Sinister Six, Jared Leto doesn’t shine as much as Matt Smith.
Where can I watch it?
Morbius is now playing in theater.