Morbius is a film which comes directed by Daniel Espinosa who some may know as the director of Life (2017) or Safe House (2012). The film stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Al Madrigal, Michal Keaton and Zaris-Angel Hator.
According to IMDB the film has the following synopsis “Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.”
Morbius is a movie that I was always going to want to see at the cinema. It’s a comic book genre film and I always watch these at the cinema no matter what and even more so in the last few years since they’re all interconnected. If you’re like me, you’re probably going to go and see it no matter what the reviews say about it. But I do say though, that Morbius isn’t necessarily a film that you need to run out and see on opening weekend. You could spare yourself some disappointment, watch it anyway, but choose a cinema where you can get tickets on sale at least.
Morbius is a predictable story. The movie is written in a way that you can pretty much piece together what’s going to happen between Morbius (Jared Leto) and Milo (Matt Smith) very early on. There’s no second-guessing with this one, the story is very straightforward. It’s a shame because with it being so predictable, there’s no suspense really for what’s happening on screen.
The acting is okay, I don’t mind Jared Leto in this, however, the script doesn’t really seem to push the actor beyond his limits. He’s a great actor, but in this one, I didn’t really feel like there was much there for his character to stand out. Matt Smith also does his best and it was interesting to see his face transformed into a vampire, but he’s let down in the same Leto was with nothing much to do. They’re both great actors but the script doesn’t really do much for them and the director didn’t seem to push them either. The rest of the cast is okay, but most are forgettable.
One thing to note, if you had a look at this film on IMDB and noticed that Michael Keaton is listed as one of the cast there, just be prepared to not see him much because he’s only in it for 5 minutes or less?!!
The action scenes are decent enough. According to Wikipedia the film hasd an estimated budget of $75 million which sounds like a lot but it’s low when compared to many films in the genre. The low budget does show on some action scenes, where they aren’t really super spectacular but they’re good enough to not be bad.
Morbius isn’t all bad though, I don’t mind going to the cinema to watch something pretty mindless. Sometimes I just want to go there, chill out and see a movie that’s not too overcomplicated. Morbius delivers that experience and the action scenes are just enough to make the night worth it. There’s also a post-credit scene to watch which is a must-see for fans looking to get some continuation from the storyline in this film.
Morbius isn't all bad though, I don't mind going to the cinema to watch something pretty mindless. Sometimes I just want to go there, chill out and see a movie that's not too overcomplicated. Morbius delivers that experience and the action scenes are just enough to make the night worth it. There's also a post-credit scene to watch which is a must-see for fans looking to get some continuation from the storyline in this film.
- Not overly complicated
- Easy to chill out and relax with this one
- Jared Leto and Matt Smith
- The storyline and script is predictable
- No big moments for any of the actors to really shine
- Not enough Michael Keaton
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