No Spoiler Review: Morbius

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Article by Brandon the Hero Guy

The good, the bad, the ugly…

Morbius, based off the character from Marvel comics, is known to be one of Spider-Man’s adversaries. It’s written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, and directed by Daniel Espinosa. It stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Michale Keaton, Tyrese Gibson, Jarred Harris, Al Madrigal and Adria Adroja.

This film tells the story of Dr Michale Morbious (Jared Leto) who’s trying to find a cure for a rare blood disease. The disease prevents their bodies from creating blood causing them to be crippled. Morbius finds a cure by using the DNA and Plasma of a rare species of vampire bat and it turns him into a Psuedo Vampire-like creature. He gains vampiric abilities such as superhuman strength, speed and, flight, agility, echolocation, heightened senses and the ability to see in pure darkness. However, the power comes at a cost. He has to consume blood to survive which may be the most difficult task for him, and he has a race against time to prevent this virus from spreading into the human populace.

Let me say this, Morbious tried something different and me personally I thought it was pretty well-done story wise. It definitely reminded of the 1st Venom, and the movie went by surprisingly fast. Right from the beginning it lets the audience know what direction the movie is going, and the characters were spot on especially Morbius the movie definitely made his character spot on. Jared Leto did the best with what he was given and worked with it.

He really felt like Morbius, especially when he learns how to use his abilities! Honestly, Leto gets way too much hate for the movies that have been affected by studio interference with the exception of ZSJL where he played Joker and proved what happens when the suits don’t interfere.

Also, the character Milo portrayed by Matt Sazama was pretty interesting villain though it felt like he was imitating Deacon Frost at times. He had some pretty good fight sequences which also reminded me of Venom, and there are a few references to the Morbius comics in the movie, as well as a nod to Spiderman related Easter eggs (though you can tell a lot was cut from the final product).

Also, the rest of the cast did well with what they were given and I really liked the character Martine Bancroft (Adria Adroja), she was a pretty interesting character and I never knew about her in the comics. There’s a scene in the third act with her that I really enjoyed (No Spoilers).

So, all in all I enjoyed Morbius for what it was though you can tell there’s a lot missing that may have been left on the cutting room floor that really needed to be in the movie especially with No Way Home being involved.

And now that Marvel is introducing supernatural based characters this movie definitely felt like a test run for MCUs Blade and how the Vampires will be portrayed in the MCU which will be very exciting to see. 

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