‘Morbius’ is the kind of film that is immediately treated ambiguously. On the one hand, we see the typical product of comic book movies. There is a hero who suddenly gets superpowers. There is the main character’s girlfriend, whose name you are unlikely to remember. There’s a villain with a bizarre plan. There’s a final fight with lots of visual effects.
On the other hand, ‘Morbius’ is different from similar films. And the level of brutality (although there is not much blood, but at least it is there), and the visual choices, and the acting work.
The plot is simple and uncomplicated. There is Michael Morbius. He has suffered from a rare blood disease since childhood and in search of a cure, he finds a cave with bats and uses their blood on himself. But things don’t go according to plan and he becomes a violent vampire. After the intriguing twist comes the cliched plot we talked about earlier.
But with the seasoning of the graphics and actors, an ordinary movie turns into a very good spectacle. Great makeup and visual effects entertain and the boring movie doesn’t seem so dull.
There are also some good actors in the film. First, of course, we have to single out Jared Leto. He is a versatile actor, and he played the role of a vampire very well. All the metamorphosis and transformations going on with Morbius are shown more than well. It was nice to see Jared Harris (all the Jareds!) on the screen. Nothing particularly surprising, but it doesn’t look bad. Matt Smith as the villain isn’t bad either. He’s boring, but not dull (like the movie itself).
If you want to watch some movie on a Saturday night and have a good time, Dr. Morbius is at your service! If you’re waiting for a dystopian comic book, go see ‘The Dark Knight’.
Bottom line: ‘Morbius’ is a very, very good movie! It’s just the inflated expectations that ruined the impression of a cliched but well staged movie.