Early Reactions for ‘Morbius’ Arrive as Sony’s Newest Film Struggles
The initial response from those who have seen the debut of Sony’s newest entry into their Spider-Verse has been overwhelmingly negative, as early reactions for Morbius arrive.
One of the most delayed films of all time, perhaps no film has been as great a victim to the uncertainty of the movie industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as Sony’s Morbius.
The Jared Leto film focuses on the eponymous vampiric character that is a known member of Spider-Man’s vast rogue’s gallery while being one of the most interesting and sympathetic characters that the Marvel hero has gone up against.
What makes Mobrius so intriguing as a character is a dichotomy between the monster he becomes and his well-intentioned focus on helping people.
The doctor spent his entire life focused on finding a cure for an awful disease that threatened the life of Morbius and others, but ended with the characters transitioning into a monstrous humanoid that requires the blood of humans to sustain his own life.
There has been tremendous anticipation for the upcoming film following Sony’s two previous entries into its developing Spider-Verse- Venom and Venom: Let There be Carnage– with many excited to see how the studio builds off of the MCUs interpretation of the Spider-Man character.
Early reactions for Morbius are in, and it seems as though the vampire film doesn’t quite hit the same heights achieved by Tom Hardy’s anti-hero Venom film.
A lot of reviewers have spoken against the film’s confusing plotline and its disjointed narrative as reasons for why the film seems to falter; with some even concluding that the film feels so disconnected and messy due to potential Studio interference.
Morbius is just as disjointed and boring as you expected it to be.
Clearly butchered in an edit by a studio who had no clue what they wanted to do with it – not that there's a good film trapped in there.
Mid credits are a joke but stick around if you like rolling your eyes pic.twitter.com/XxDvgYYWPF
— Cameron Howe 🇺🇦 (@CamzoOG) March 24, 2022
What seems to confuse fans even more, however, is the movie’s misunderstanding of how it even connects to the vast MCU Multiverse that exists within the Sony Spider-Verse; with the film not really playing by the same rules that were established in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
It is interesting to consider what this means for the future of Sony’s Spider-Verse and if their choices in this film can be corrected with future films such as Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web.
— Escape Film Club (@EscapeFilmClub) March 24, 2022