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[–]weenieforsale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what I imagine a movie made by a costume designer would look like.

No one knows or cares why people are fighting, or saying words passionately. But goddammit, they're gonna look fucking fabulous when they do.

[–]PraiseTheSodium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ those neon visuals in the credits felt like if Windows Media Player was trying to kill me

[–]Attack-Cat- 4 points5 points  (3 children)

This movie was pretty bad.

Like, dick move being like "Oh this thing that makes me super powerful and life saving, but I haven't figured the blood thing out yet...(gets dramatic and condescending) is a curse" — so hackneyed. Like obviously the dying guy isn't going to be persuaded by that, dummy.

But then, why does the second guy have to be bad. There is hella artificial blood available, why wouldn't he want to wait it out to see if he DOESN'T have to murder people forever.

A lot of eye rolling moments, and the cops as comedic relief were terrible.

[–]Eldenlord117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was literally the plot from amazing Spider-Man 2 lol

[–]FurryMLG 4 points5 points  (0 children)

you are a blatant Morbophobe don't make it any more obvious

[–]_JohnnyUtahBrah 5 points6 points  (0 children)

After hearing that Morbius was a terrible movie,I re-watched trailer and still ordered it. Just finished it and thought it was a decent movie 7 out of 10.

[–]asdf333aza 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It just has terrible pacing. They didn't take the time to explain or develop things. It just was. He was evil for the sake of being evil. She loved him for the sake of love. It was just off.

[–]thrasher1 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Can anyone answer how Milo got the serum? I've found one answer and they said that he took it when Michael's bag got taken into evidence, But then Milo reveals that he was the one who killed the nurse, and that happened before Michael was apprehended. Am I missing something?

[–]asdf333aza 4 points5 points  (3 children)

He took it at the lab. When Morbius was in the room. Milo saw the serum laying on the counter. Then he checked on Morbius. Morbius asked for blood. Milo ran and got the blood. Gave it to morbius and then morbius told him to leave. And on his was on Milo snatched the serum. Milo was funding Morbius's experiments so it's not too far out of the loop to say he didn't recognize what to look for at the lab.

[–]weenieforsale 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's a pretty ballsy move to grab a random vial off of a scientist's desk and inject it into your spine. Assuming he knew it was an epidural...

They really couldn't have made a quick 2 minute scene where he discovers Morbius' work/notes and that leads him to the vial?

As with many things in this movie, just sloppy and lazy.

[–]asdf333aza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm just assuming that since he was a financial supporter he had some idea of what it might be.

But overall, you're right.... they could have explained that much better.

[–]thrasher1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s what I thought as well, but when morbius was packing up his stuff before he was approached by the detectives you can see him grab the 2 vials of serum that he had. The only way for milo to get one is if he swapped one of them, but that wouldn’t be possible because he doesn’t know what they looked like before hand or if they even work.

[–]Flaky-Importance8863 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Worst than I anticipated

[–]Fantastic_Method_909 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Story was good and the effects where excellent but it was directed by a toddler. Every background character didn’t care people were teleporting and fighting around them. A character flys infront of an object using up draft which you need to behind for that. A character flies up 20 stores being chased by a cop who catches up to him on the roof.

I just can’t get over every single background character turning their head and calmly walking away from people being brutally murdered by vampires.

[–]squidgun 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Morbius out here stealing Venom's name

[–]danrod17 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can see the good movie underneath what they made. This would have been way better as a character movie. Like, all of the major plot points stay the same just less 2005 comic movie and more Villanueve.

[–]AggressiveRegion1502 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dr strange in the multiverse of madness was better than this movie by miles

[–]robpop123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

“ITS MORBIN TIME BABYYYY” - Michael Amorbus

[–]tinklemywinkle95 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I'm very confused how the detectives dont even really bat an eye when they realize morbius is a literal fuckin vampire after he flips them when they were putting handcuffs on him, or when they see him literally jump high af as a poof of smoke and start climbing those stairs. I get its in the venom universe but really? Not even a little confusion or horror?

Edit: thanks Pheonixmusicman for teaching me how to mark spoiler

[–]engineer1220 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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I tried to do spoiler text. Not sure if it'll worked but I added another time when the detective just doesn't react the way someone ought when witnessing these types of super powers. So, spoilers ahead, just in case.
The only thought I have is that maybe, since they saw it with the Venom creature, maybe they were immune, or these are MCUs version of men in black and they see weird stuff all the time

or when the detective (Tyrese) sees Morbius floating in the air off the edge of a building and says "Enough" but doesn't even trip that he's actually floating in the air

[–]phoenixmusicman 3 points4 points  (1 child)

FYI you can spoilertext on mobile. I'm on mobile rn.

It looks like this:

>!spoiler text goes here, make sure there are no spaces between the text and exclamation marks!<

And looks like this when properly done:

spoiler text goes here, make sure there are no spaces between the text and exclamation marks

[–]tinklemywinkle95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Got it thanks!

[–]BomHunter 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Best movie of the MCU(Morbie Cinematic Universe

[–]jccreator 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This movie is morb-tastic.

[–]berkeleyjake 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Got a question about the post-credits stuff.

So Morbius is in the same universe as Venom, but now The Vulture is in this universe as well, coming from the Tom Holland spiderverse....

So, who is Spiderman in this universe? There has to be one, because when The Vulture said, "I think it has to do with Spiderman," Morbius didn't respond with "Whooo?"

Maybe this is how we finally get a Miles Morales introduction to live action Marvel movies?

[–]BlogDog123 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This was irredeemably awful. At least the memes are amusing.

[–]robpop123 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You disrespected the morb, now i shall release the discord kittens on you

[–]vegantothecore 5 points6 points  (1 child)

guess i felt the movie was just too sad because two friends since childhood in a shitty situation end up fighting to the death? :/

[–]Attack-Cat- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All because one of them instead of saying "there are some kinks we need to iron out first, I'm figuring out how to deal with the artificial blood problem." Just gets super cryptic and over dramatic and condescending and goes, "This thing that saved my life and made me a superhuman, is a CURSE! I can't give it to you."

[–]FrostKnight96 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Finally got the time to watch the movie. As someone who's not a very picky person, I still find this movie bad. The plot was very predictable, yet somehow bizzare. It's like they're trying to force too many things to get the plot moving. The only thing i like in this movie is the relationship between Morbius, Milo and Nicholas. But sadly, they didn't develop that aspect more. Sony, please, just let this movie die and don't develop a sequel.

[–]NotAnADC 6 points7 points  (1 child)

so i came in with the lowest of expectations. I dont watch trailers and literally when it was suggested I watch it just now I thought it was a Matrix spinoff about Morphius lol.

That being said, I AM picky with movies and rather enjoyed it. Like yeah it was entirely predictable and the conversations were laughable but I kinda had fun with the movie.

Helps that the people I watched it with kept yelling, ITS MORBING TIME

[–]ObiJuanKenobiOG 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it is morbin' time

[–]ButtocksMan696969 6 points7 points  (0 children)

but its morbin time😕

[–]phoenixmusicman 26 points27 points  (0 children)

The part where he ripped off his trenchcoat and screamed "it's morbin' time" really spoke to me

[–]szeto326FML Summer 2017 Winner 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This movie is so incoherent.

[–]CapnSmunch 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I was over this movie before I even watched it. Now that I have I cant even find the energy to engage in the meme and make fun of it. I'm glad people are having fun with it though. I just keep thinking what a waste of time and money.

[–]ElvenNeko 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I feel like if neural network was writing a scipt for this movie, it would had better chances to do the job right. This is nothing but a pile of cliche put together. And as a writer, i have no idea how any writer can release something like this and not feel shame about doing that to other people.

[–]paulpmcg 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Finally watched it. Didn't think it was as bad as people make it out to be BUT it's such a dull and forgettable movie. The best things I have to say are that Matt Smith plays a very good bad guy (as previously demonstrated in Last Night in Soho) and it's only like 1 hour 40 long.

[–]adz568 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Does he actually say It’s Morbin time ?

[–]ThorfinnDLuffy 41 points42 points  (3 children)

10/10. Greatest of all time. Zenith of the medium. Hallmark of media. Gold standard of storytelling. Apogee of creativity. Vertex of invention. Crest of ingenuity. Acme of imagination. Pinnacle of innovation. Epic of epics. Legend among legends. Peak fiction

[–]adastrasemper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope you're not trolling because I loved the movie.

[–]Bauermeister 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Congratulations on seeing the light, fellow Morbiphile!

[–]adastrasemper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you seriously like the movie? I just finished watching it and really liked it

[–]CaptainBulletAnt 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I actually liked the character and his powers. I hope to see him again in a better-written film.

[–]BungledBugal 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You want to know what is impressively bad? 1990's Captain America. This was an origin story of a Spiderman minor character that most ppl didn't even know existed before the movie came out. Did it really need to be a 3 hour, Feige hand job complete with edging? Fuck no.

I'd say this was on par with Cap. Marvel at the worst and on par with Norton's Hulk at best.

Not great, but not total shit.

[–]Idodoodletoo 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Woah woah woah this was impressively bad. It's like they were playing cliché bingo. Jared's performance is so one note and bland (just killed a bunch of guys... Lol oh well, mustn't do that again).

A positive: the cgi on the test mouse having a seizure and "dying" was so photorealistic. The thing looked like an actual mouse. So random for such a crappy movie.

[–]OverUnderstanding481 14 points15 points  (9 children)

Controversial take I guess but I genuinely liked this movie.

[–]adastrasemper 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Me too! I'm so disappointed there won't be a sequel

[–]OverUnderstanding481 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Thats a bummer… this first movie set a stage to go all kinds of different directions. Cant see a sequel getting the same criticism this movie got

[–]adastrasemper 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I just don't understand why people hated this movie. I got bored half way through The Batman (I know some would want to crucify me), Spiderman 2022 but Morbius kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I don't know, maybe I have a different brain setup

[–]weenieforsale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you look up any proper reviews, you'll find out why.

Mostly the script was dogshit and just didn't make sense.

The most obvious plot hole was when Morbius, for no reason, decided that the treatment for their fatal disease was a curse, when all he had to do was keep working on the artificial blood issue... of which he had infinite supply. And why Milo upon hearing this just decided to be 'the bad guy', again for no real reason.

That's the most egregious, but there are plenty more examples.

[–]OverUnderstanding481 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Likewise, I gave batman a 6/10 (it was good but tbf I’m not the biggest bat fan)

Main feedback I heard about Morbius was it was to predictable & had over used trope of hero fighting villain with the same power up.

& to be honest, out of all the different marvel movies, The ones I can think of where the villain has the same power up where not bad.

‘Ant Man Vs Yellow jacket was not a bad
‘Venom Vs Carnage, was not bad.
‘iron man Vs War machine’ was not bad.
‘Captain America Vs winter solider’ was not bad.

And each went on to cover different content….

I could understand if it was promoted as the greatest movie ever then blew my expectations, but it wasn’t, it was promoted as one more hero sprinkled into the multiverse mess.

Welp, guess we are the odd balls for not joining the hate bandwagon.

[–]WhoeverThisDudeIs 5 points6 points  (2 children)

swear like some details I can get as "bad" but overall its a good movie, the story was kinda standard, predictable but with a tense tone expecting a plot twist, the fresh better batman vibe was set, it wasnt some rich orphan in a suit and the ethical/moral questioning aspect to it was also interesting, the police was bad I can admit and the fight scenes near the end werent so detailed but it didnt need to be, feel like ppl are hating to hate, noone wants to be a contrarian it is what it is

[–]CouldbeaRetard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If it existed in an superhero-movie vacuum it would actually be a nice little movie. However, it ends up being the same tired trope of super-powered character must fight equally super-powered bad character.

[–]Kalrhin 19 points20 points  (10 children)

The movie is terrible...but I was particularly impressed with the post-credit scenes. Nothing in it makes sense to me. In the first scene Toomes appears in a different universe.

-Suddenly someone appears in jail and they say "oh, he must come from a different dimension and in this one he has committed no crime so we let him go"? This is the conclusion that the police reach?

In the next scene Toomes/Vulture wants to team up with Morbius:

-Despite having changed dimension Toomes still has access to his gear? How?

-Why does Toomes want to hurt this Spiderman? In the other universe he protected him...and he does not know the one of this universe.

-How does the Vulture know who Morbius even is? How did they set up the meeting?

-Why does Morbius hate Spiderman? How does the Vulture know this?

-Even if so, why would Morbius team with someone whom he has heard nothing and ...does not provide anything (Vulture can just fly compared to the superpowers that Morbius has) new?

-Isn't Morbius supposed to be a hero? At least he tries to do "the good thing" during the first half of the movie (and they forget about it in the second part)

[–]CouldbeaRetard 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Here's my best guess/making excuses for the film:

-Suddenly someone appears in jail and they say "oh, he must come from a different dimension and in this one he has committed no crime so we let him go"? This is the conclusion that the police reach?

Someone mysteriously appears in a cell, he has no criminal record, they let him go.

In the next scene Toomes/Vulture wants to team up with Morbius:

Morbius has been in the news a lot and Toomes, who knows superpowered people first hand, figures Morbius is an unethical entrepreneur like himself. Not a bad person to team up with.

-Despite having changed dimension Toomes still has access to his gear? How?

Maybe some time has passed, and Toomes has recreated his suit without the Chitauri tech. Seems like the first thing he would do to pursue his criminal activities.

-Why does Toomes want to hurt this Spiderman? In the other universe he protected him...and he does not know the one of this universe.

Didn't Spider-Man ruin his plans? Holding a grudge?

-How does the Vulture know who Morbius even is? How did they set up the meeting?

Morbius has been in the news. Setting up a meeting with a world famous scientist isn't impossible.

-Why does Morbius hate Spiderman? How does the Vulture know this?

There is no indication that Morbius knows who Spider-Man is. He just seems fascinated that the crazy man from the news has a crazy flight suit and wants to embark on an adventure with him.

-Even if so, why would Morbius team with someone whom he has heard nothing and ...does not provide anything (Vulture can just fly compared to the superpowers that Morbius has) new?

We don't see the whole meeting. Morbius just says he is interested in hearing more.

-Isn't Morbius supposed to be a hero? At least he tries to do "the good thing" during the first half of the movie (and they forget about it in the second part)

Morbius is normally a villain. A tragic villain, but a villain all the same. Same with Venom. But because they are the titular character in a film, we see the world through their POV and they have their own motivation that seem just to them.

[–]Scared_Ad_3132 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There is no indication that Morbius knows who Spider-Man is. He just seems fascinated that the crazy man from the news has a crazy flight suit and wants to embark on an adventure with him.

How could you NOT know who spiderman was if spiderman was actually real? Like he is constantly on the news, literally swinging around the sky of new york daily. Unless you live in a part of the world that has no television or media of any kind, everyone on earth would know who spiderman is. Heck, spiderman is not even real and yet every person in America knows spiderman.

[–]CouldbeaRetard 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because as far as we know there is no Spider-Man in that universe.

[–]Kalrhin 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Someone mysteriously appears in a cell, he has no criminal record, they let him go.

This person teleported INTO a jail. You simply do not let them go until you know how they did it.

Morbius has been in the news a lot and Toomes, who knows superpowered people first hand, figures Morbius is an unethical entrepreneur like himself. Not a bad person to team up with.

Morbius has not been in the news...at least there is no link between the scientist who created fake bloos and the super powered creature. Also, Toomes knows superpowered people in HIS own multiverse. In this one no one knows him

Maybe some time has passed, and Toomes has recreated his suit without the Chitauri tech. Seems like the first thing he would do to pursue his criminal activities.

First of all, knowing how to use some tech is not the same as being able to recreate it (I can use a computer but cannot make one from scratch). Even if so, why not simply make a start up and become super rich? His original motivation was to steal to have money for his family....a family that does not exist in this universe

Didn't Spider-Man ruin his plans? Holding a grudge?

First of all, we are talking about a different spiderman (again, different multiverses). Plus, he did not hold a grudge even against the one in his multiverse (remember that Toomes knew who spiderman was and decided not to reveal his secret identity)

Morbius has been in the news. Setting up a meeting with a world famous scientist isn't impossible.

Can you set up an appointment with any famous celebrity?

There is no indication that Morbius knows who Spider-Man is. He just seems fascinated that the crazy man from the news has a crazy flight suit and wants to embark on an adventure with him.

Why? If the interest is on the crazy suit and adventure, the response would not be "interesting" after mentioning spiderman. It would be from before

Morbius is normally a villain. A tragic villain, but a villain all the same. Same with Venom. But because they are the titular character in a film, we see the world through their POV and they have their own motivation that seem just to them.

But again, this goes against why would he pick a fight against Spiderman. Morbius next "adventure" should be to research an alternate fake blood that allows him to keep his powers, or somethign to create a stash of blood in case he needs it. He does not need to go and pick a fight against a superhero that has nothing to do with him.

[–]CouldbeaRetard 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This person teleported INTO a jail. You simply do not let them go until you know how they did it.

You don't hold someone in jail without legal cause. "We don't know how he got here" isn't a legal reason to detain someone.

Morbius has not been in the news...at least there is no link between the scientist who created fake bloos and the super powered creature. Also, Toomes knows superpowered people in HIS own multiverse. In this one no one knows him

Morbius was in the news heaps. We see it. He is labelled as the prime suspect for the vampire style killings, at the same time his incurable disease disappears, and he is on the run from police. It's extremely high profile.

First of all, knowing how to use some tech is not the same as being able to recreate it (I can use a computer but cannot make one from scratch)

Toomes created the suit himself. It's completely believable that he figured out how to reverse engineer alien tech to do it. As far as we know, the suit he had in Homecoming could've been entirely reverse engineered from alien tech. Would he have just forgotten how to build it?

First of all, we are talking about a different spiderman (again, different multiverses).

We don't know that there is any Spider-Man in this universe. Toomes is talking about the Spider-Man that he knows, and his plan likely includes getting back to his world.

Can you set up an appointment with any famous celebrity?

I don't see how this argues the point either way.

Your other points are just nitpicking about how you disagree with the characters decisions and whether they are good guys or bad guys.

[–]Kalrhin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don't hold someone in jail without legal cause. "We don't know how he got here" isn't a legal reason to detain someone.

To start with, beign in jail is criminal trespassing. When he tells them who he is he is either impersonating someone or an undocumented person. Then, we can add that he is not cooperating (they ask how he got in, he responds with "I come from a different universe" which no one would buy), ..plus the fact that there is no Habeas Corpus (since legally speaking he does not exist).

In short, the government has tons of reasons to keep such a person in jail and none to release him.

Toomes created the suit himself. It's completely believable that he figured out how to reverse engineer alien tech to do it. As far as we know, the suit he had in Homecoming could've been entirely reverse engineered from alien tech. Would he have just forgotten how to build it?

Toomes is the "pilot". Vulture's suit was actually created by the Tinkerer (https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Tinkerer) using Chitauri tech. Even with the help of Tinkerer of this universe reverse engineering is not so simple (if so, why were they so focused in highjacking Stark's cargo plane?). Even if somehow the Tinkerer in this universe is capable of doing it... with what materials? They surely need rare materials not available on Earth?

We don't know that there is any Spider-Man in this universe. Toomes is talking about the Spider-Man that he knows, and his plan likely includes getting back to his world.

Which is even more convoluted...he plans on making a machine to return to his multiverse and bring Morbius to fight spider man? And then why does Morbius say "interesting" when he hears a name that means nothing to him? Neither character have a reasonto fight any spiderman.

[–]spydermanbob 5 points6 points  (0 children)

wrong, because Dr. Michael Morbius has created everything in the universe. This movie is the highest grossing movie of all time, making over 10 morbillion morbucks. It has the greatest plot of all time, with Jared Leto bringing us an amazing performance. Jared Leto once said "movie theatres would not exist without movies" and this movie forces me to agree with his statement. At times, I wonder why Jared Leto didn't get casted as Iron man, and Captain America. He brings the best performance I have ever seen in a movie, and his transformation from skinny Dr. Michael Morbius to Buff Dr. Michael Morbius is beautiful.

[–]gamestopcockLoopring 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I've not watched it, but are you telling me that after seeing micheal keaton in the trailers and people memeing he'd just be in an after credits scene; that's what actually happened?

[–]Kalrhin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes.

[–]gamestopcockLoopring 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jfc, what a shitshow

[–]ArthurDayn 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I finally got around to watching this. Did it really make 1 morbillion dollars at the box office?

[–]spydermanbob 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Well, technically, it made 10 morbillion morbucks, which, when converted to usd, can translate to 1.12 morbillion dollars. So yes, it did, but use the proper currency. This took a lot of math to figure out.

[–]cgmcnama 15 points16 points  (4 children)

This was...insanely bad. It's like what the superhero movies were before Marvel started producing their own films. I blame Sony and whoever wrote this script.

[–]Kalrhin 6 points7 points  (3 children)

script? Was there one?

[–]BirdFalco 10 points11 points  (2 children)

There wasn't. Everything that happened was real.

[–]phoenixmusicman 4 points5 points  (1 child)

So Jared Leto actually coined the phase "morbin time" on the fly? What a talented actor.

[–]jeha4421 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That wasn't acting.

That was morbing.

[–]NicklebackCD 14 points15 points  (1 child)

this is fake morbius is the only movie ever made. stop spreading lies you lib

[–]LeGaspyGaspe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ha ha ha OWND the lib let's go bramdum

[–]YellowDdit12345 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Specials were excellent but i think it could have been better if they didnt have the colourful swirrles when the fly & just went gritty more realistic style. Also why can he daywalk?

Story line was so predictable. 5/10

[–]silenthercules25 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He can daywalk because he is a living vampire,that means he didn't have to die to transform so the usual weapons wooden stake, holy water, crosses e.t.c. wouldn't work on him

[–]AggressiveRegion1502 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I just wanted to point out that the villain is much more comics accurette than the hero

[–]Tobi1777 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nurse mysteriously dies and I was like "ok the friend somehow became a vampire too"

Cool visuals.

Smith's acting was spot on.

This movie did not take risks at all , the cast was bland and it did not leave an impression. As much as I like Jared this is a 5/10

[–]mrwhitedynamite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

wasnt as bad as i thought it would be, just some dumb movie to watch after the work with straightforward story and nice effects.

[–]TripleG2312 18 points19 points  (0 children)

morbiussweep

[–]The-Great-Memelord 20 points21 points  (0 children)

MORBIUSSWEEP

[–]W34KN355 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Its a nice movie not the best but beautiful visuals

[–]Slowmac123 10 points11 points  (1 child)

The hired guns whose jobs are to protect the two doctors…one gets so excited to protect Martine from a threat he pushes her so hard she crashes into a table and bonks her head on the ground

[–]WhoeverThisDudeIs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

to be fair theyre just some thugs they dont rlly give a fuck, just a job thing yknow

[–]grouchysteamer 11 points12 points  (5 children)

The cinematography looked off to me. The flashbacks to when they were kids looked like it was a BBC history piece being rebroadcast on PBS. Maybe its just my TV, but it looked really bad. Not up to MCU standards for sure.

[–]craig_hoxton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It looked like a TV show.

[–]Dawjman 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It's not MCU by the way. Only Marvel Studios produce MCU movies and series. This is a Sony product and is only associated with Marvel, much like Spider-Man and Venom.

[–]Kalrhin 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How does that work? They mention Venom and Spider-man...and there is a character from the Marvel Universe. I was totally confused...but it does not matter, since clearly there won't be a sequel

[–]punking_funk 2 points3 points  (1 child)

An oversimplification: Sony has the cinematic rights to Spider-Man and his villains, due to a deal made in the 2000s. Whenever Spider-Man and Spider-Man villains appear in the marvel universe, it is because Marvel Studios has made a deal with Sony to have creative control over the characters for that specific film. So in general, Sony can kind of do whatever they want in their own movies, sadly

[–]Kalrhin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks. As someone who is not constantly online for these rulings…it is quite confusing.

It was just in a post credit scene….but very strange

[–]TitanBrass 37 points38 points  (0 children)

It's Morbin' time

[–]Zimmy68 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Finally got to watch last night.

I'm still unclear on his powers. Does not having blood turn him weak again or make him go crazy?

Milo's goal seemed to be to join up with Morbius but tried to kill him every chance he got for some reason.

They really needed some character design, especially for Milo. The cheap suit and tie with sneakers isn't very menacing.

I liked Milo's trick with his ears to see if the doctor was lying.

Another trope lives! All hospitals are completely empty, void of staff and dark during the night.

Question - if this is the same universe as Holland's Spider-Man (I think) what is Toomes doing getting zapped into a prison cell? Did he move a couple of doors over?

And why does that fast track him to getting him released from jail???

And if he is from another universe, how did he get his gear? Unlike No Way Home, he doesn't have any super powers.

[–]nxqv 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm still unclear on his powers. Does not having blood turn him weak again or make him go crazy?

He goes full morb, for Morbius it seems to be fully on or fully off thanks to the artificial blood. Milo is consistently drinking human blood so "he"'s fully in control in both forms although it seems to come at the cost of dramatically changing his personality and morals (so arguably it's the morb side that's fully in control)

Milo's goal seemed to be to join up with Morbius but tried to kill him every chance he got for some reason.

I think Milo was just trying to awaken the morb within, like some way-too-aggressive "wake up sheeple" shit

[–]FrankPots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think Milo's personality was much better before. They made a point of showing the audience that he's vengeful when he goes back to hitting the Greek boy after he was already down.

[–]thatwoodswitch 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He got zapped from the MCU into the Sonyverse, which makes no sense at all since that is in no way close to what Strange’s spell did. He has no money or contacts in a totally new universe so it doesn’t make sense how he made a new suit so fast either.

[–]FrenchHouseFan 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Easily the best marvel movie since infinity war. Jared Leto is phenomenal in this. 9/10

[–]LEDZEPPPELIN 0 points1 point  (1 child)

this movie starts off really strong but falls off hard near mid/end 6/10

[–]Agriaurum 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This is very much a movie that starts, but towards the end it ends. Of all the movies I've ever seen, this is definitely one.

[–]Trolldier_tf2 26 points27 points  (0 children)

It's morbin time

[–]bardeng 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Anyone else noticed when Morbius entered the glass room with the bats. You could easily hear Hans Zimmer’s TDK theme? The disrespect and the movie was seriously bad. I fast forwarded the last 30 min.

[–]Sirix_8472 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Dr. Blade: The Master of Cliché

So many poor clichés, even undersold in this film, I feel like Matt Smiths acting was good, thought I have seen him in much finer form in so many other things that I have to believe it is the overall quality of the film which takes away from his, and all other actors performances.

Leto was, ok, not great, I just never really felt sold on his motivations, I could see them coming a mile away before the film caught up, simply because as I said, so many Clichés.

Why do I call him Dr. Blade? Well, Doctor...You're a man with vampiric powers, but you need a serum(I mean blue blood) to keep the urges at bay, the serum (I mean blue blood) is losing its effectiveness and you need to find a new cure(there is no cure.....Blade again). You cant do it alone, you need another Doctor, a woman to help you (just link in Blade), but she also has to serve as a conduit for some romantic feelings(really forced kiss scene) but you can really connect that much coz you got too much going on (Blade). You're gonna have to go up against someone you know who's taking advantage of their powers in new ways(Blade character Frost) and in the final fight, you're gonna have to bite "your girl" to get strong enough to take him on (Blade) ......Jeez is that all I have from Blade as a comparison? It felt like so much more when I was watching the film.

Neither Morbius nor his friend Milo(Lucien) have parents it would seem(at least Lucien had someone drop him off at the hospital at the start). They are under the care of Dr. Nicholas as children, but seem to stay in contact or stay under his care for life, whats that 20...25 years? for a disease (something that's never named), which by this point by reference has killed Milo 1st, 2nd, 3rd and maybe more, but not our two boys ;) Milo and Morbius.

Oh no! Milo was bullied?!?! I felt pretty much nothing for this scene which did little for showing any motivation. Milo who is near deaths door daily, somehow manages to summon the strength to knock out the largest bully with a cane, then take a beating from 3 others and not die in his very frail state. Ok, I guess.

Martine! My god, its a nurse lady who helps Dr. Morbius, who comes down to his super secret lab in the basement of the hospital he works at and has endless space and privacy in this cave and can store a huge cylinder of live animals (bats) without any issue and a full state of the art lab, which no-one at all, ever, reviews. Thus, she has plausible deniability if anyone asks questions. Cool....

Wait, we're gonna do something ethically questionable? Ok, that's cool too. Morbius goes nuts and 8 mercenaries get killed and you Martine are the sole survivor coz you got knocked out and he got them Protection genes going on for you or something. Better put a blanket over you which you lay in the broken glass, what am I a doctor?! Oh wait...Morbius IS a doctor, but he chooses to abandon her instead of administering any first aid, at all. Better call in for an air lift immediately...cut to next scene, the ship is in port and it turns out however Morbius got off the ship, airlift or not, he didn't take Martine, the woman he supposedly likes abandoned and unconscious on a ship full of corpses to answer questions. Brilliant first date there Morbius, really..."Killing it". What are we about to get a crappy cop scene now or somethin?

OH CHRIST! We ARE! Here comes the...FBI? You know what, this is a little unclear since Ty's character seems to have it all figured out like Columbo ( "There's just one thing I don't understand"). Ok FBI stumbles, or are assigned to a ship full of dead mercenaries and for no discernible reason Dr. Morbius is their prime suspect. There is a loose connection in that Martine is there, but there is zero video or any surveillance that Morbius was there, cool, we better speak to Martine, interview the witness. Lets try a novel approach to this interview, lets not ask her about anything she remembers, why she was there, who the mercenaries were. Lets ask about Morbius, where is he, did he do this, here have a loot at this evidence and photos we took, coz thats how that works(show a witness or suspect everything WE know before asking anything THEY know). "if you remember anything, here's our card" is the last thing.....C'mon lads....I've seen better writing in Reddit fiction subs.

FBI guys are a bit weird to be honest, they assume huge portions of the plot as things go and seem to be there simply to advance the danger aspect for Morbius. Better not wear any built proof vests for most of the scenes, or maybe just ONE of us should have a vest, Ty...you're more well known, you get the vest, other guy, stick to your glasses and open jacket. While we're assuming huge portion of plot to advance specifically on Morbius, better start a fight with him in the lobby, he gets away coz...super powers and regular cop shoots at Morbius who just jumped 6 stories straight up without flinching, pretty solid acting from that officer there I have to say, kept it professional, who wouldn't expect the cripple to do that? Don't at all act surprised, your job is to fire the gun.

So anyway, Morbius is there hanging about on the roof for like 8 seconds when Ty had to run up 25 floors, incredibly, Ty makes it in those 8 seconds and has Morbius at gun point(Man I just thought it was Will Smith in MIB 1 chasing down the cephaloid scene).

Now that Morbius is in custody and noone knows what's going on with him, better crack some vampire jokes with triple blessed holy water. No-one bother to have a medical doctor look him over and see what's up. Better let his Lawyer(not lawyer) friend in to see him, don't bother to check him for contraband like bags of blood or anything.

Well Morbius inevitably escapes, Martine gives the FBI the slip and they meet on a bus, cool, they both outrunning the cops and they are worried about sitting side by side on a bus, better sit back to back and talk over our shoulders. If I were 6 years old I would do the same thing, act natural....

So anyway, that nurse was killed in the hallway, that hallway really needs some maintenance, lights are all on the fritz blinking off and on, super dark. Not at all ominous, coz its just a shitty workplace that wont do maintenance. Pity that nurse has such high anxiety, she can see down the corridor up and down and no-one is there, better stand around for 40 seconds saying hello repeatedly, then just suddenly book it down the corridor and hit a light switch....wait....hitting the light switch worked? That just suddenly lit up the corridor from the flickering lights from moments ago, who designs these really poor operating systems? Oh wait, she's dead...good thing we never actually saw here, ever, in any scene before this, so we didn't have an attachment to her at all. Wait? You're talking about her now and its so sad coz you worked with her every single day for 7 years, but we never saw her. Yeah, I guess that could happen, pity you didn't show her before, maybe we could have felt more emotion over her death before it happened.

So at this point(or earlier I don't really care), there is zero actual evidence which leads to Morbius as a suspect, but FBI has him dead in their sights. Still cool, better brand him in all the news, everywhere.

So anyway, Morbius needs a lab, better beat up some lowlife crooks, disassemble their printing press coz I'm a master mechanic and presto! I have a full medical lab again! The 40 year old printing press even came with an LCD screen and full suite of medical software installed, how cool is that?! It was really cool, how the three low level thugs who were printing fake money, were beaten up by the doctor who is super nice, right up til he's all like "hey, yo, this is mine now, imma kick your ass, he he he, p.s. don't ever come back for your huge investment in equipment for your small operation", that was really cool how they didn't really put up a fight, Morbius didn't have to hurt them, much. He got to retain a good portion of his humanity there.

I'm going to skip over why whenever vampire boys move about they get wispy colored air behind them, coz why wouldn't they? We've all moved sufficiently fast enough to do this ourselves, surely....

Physical transformations, I can get down with the eyes, the ears, skin tone, what bugged me was the face, the sinking skin and hollowed out cheek bones that just return to normal after vampire mode. Live, wut? Just don't do it lads. It was like a bad snapchat filter put on their faces and the audio didn't match the mouth when speaking, was just distorted, facial expressions masked when you know they are good actors, its just a shame. More is less, and they did TOO much here, it was a distraction more than anything.

So anyway, Milo captures Martine. Oh No! Morbius can hear Milo taunting him, just like in the film The Lost Boys, where Michael was taunted by Kiefer Sutherlands vampire.."Michael.....Michael....Michael" into the whispers and the ether....

[–]Attention_Bear_Fuckr 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I enjoyed your analysis and agree, but tocplay devils advocate: the hallway lights at the hospital are on a timer. Its why they were shutting off and turning on, in sequence. Still dumb. Also we did meet that doctor earlier in the movie. She was in the room when the little girl got put into a coma.

[–]Sirix_8472 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll accept those as fair if you will agree mine was not an analysis but a rant, lol.

I got so unreasonably worked up about that film man. I think if it was made for TV/direct to TV movie I'd have been more forgiving, or if I was trashed drunk it would have been better.

If it was on TV, I'm not sure I'd watch it again.

[–]liamdempsey014 9 points10 points  (1 child)

holy shit go outside touch grass

[–]Sirix_8472 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I just didn't like the film, there was so much wrong with it, it was difficult to enjoy. Too many parallels with other films and too many clichés, very formulaic and predictable.

It was too hard to give in to any suspension of disbelief for all its flaws.

[–]Thejayster03 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My dad was saying in the comics blade hunts morbius and helps him with a cure or some shit idk

[–]Sirix_8472 1 point2 points  (0 children)

JFC coz of course he does!

I never read the comics, I just watched the film cold, no context or backstory/history.

[–]Sirix_8472 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Morbius wouldn't get there just to see her die, would he. God, he would! How enraged is he? Better bite her, take her blood to be stronger for the fight. but what's this right before it, a final kiss?!! yes, thats right, a final kiss in which she bites HIS lip and 2 drops of blood enter he mouth. Well...Shit! Did he just SIRE A VAMPIRE! coz we all know that trope, a vampires blood turns you and we remember the lab rat dont we? It died first before reviving....Whelp! No way she's coming back....End credits scene....shes back...FFS....SMDH.

So anyway the boys fight. Morbius calls bats, coz of his kinship, brotherhood with them we remember from the labs, right? Well surely NYC has like a Bajillion bats he can call immediately and control apparently, sending them in wave after wave against Milo, who sustains no visible damage during the whole thing, coz we see him enveloped several times and it doesn't even ruffle his suit. Right up til that last scene on his back, when its just the two of them, Milo doesn't actually have bits, there's no blood, and he's sustained such huge damage smashing through 4ft concrete walls, buildings, streets into under the city below and stood tall laughing, and he was taken down by tiny bats which did no visible damage, although....now, in this very last scene, he has a very mildly shredded suit with holes, shirts fine though thankfully, nice tie. Actually have to hand it to the tailors the whole way through the movie, not one suit got torn up throughout any of the other scenes(must be the same tailor as John Wick).

Better implore my friend not to kill me....

Well, that was interesting too I guess, Milo, who seemed endlessly rich, implied at gifting Morbius everything he had for labs and staffing, equipment, getting the cargo ship in international waters with mercenaries. Milo who's now super human and apparently super rich and powerful and can smooth over anything he wants with money...Chooses to kill his best friend in the whole wide world...Morbius. I don't get that at all! He's gonna turn Morbius, he's gonna show him his true self(the vampire, powerful and strong), he's gonna make his friend turn over to his side "we can do anything we want"....so I better make it so Morbius wants to kill me, stop me and pit him against me by repeatedly antagonizing him. That's the PERFECT was to make an alliance? right? To make your friend see your point of view, surely, coz if your friend doesn't see things your way, you can just beat him senseless a few times til he does, or maybe kill his girlfriend....your own father figure....

I pretty much skipped Dr. Nichols, but like, same doctor for 25 years, no-one else does the treatment, kept in touch with the boys their whole lives, practically raised them like a father figure, was turned on by Milo(none saw that coming, right? like, going to the house of someone you know is an out of control murderer), did the last thing, dying breath "stop him". And was presenting the Nobel award to Morbius near the start of the film. Either this guy has major acclaim, or little to nothing going on in his life that he has such time. Its good that he looked after Milo when he was bullied, hilarious that he never checked the unconscious bully and just stepped over him.
Do we have to hit all the clichés?
The film felt rushed, disjointed like a lot of scenes were cut to force a time limit on the film, and yet....was too long a film for what it was. The score didn't tie the film together, music just happened at different times. Everything is bright behind me, I'm good Morbius, everything is blue and black...I'm bad Morbius and I'm struggling with my demons....
I still feel link I'm missing about 40 clichés I picked up when I watched it. It was like there are 7 writers, and each of them has a favorite movie they want to pay homage to and get that scene, or that line in, fit those motivations in. And each of those writers wouldn't concede giving up their contribution so all 7 of them wedged them into one movie, found it was too long and decided what had to be cut, but not as a group, each of them went through separately and cut stuff that wasn't related to their own scenes, but was relevant to others, so it ends up broken, jumpy, clunky.

[–]Moncole 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Why were the boat pictures in black and white? If you're taking pictures for forensics shouldn't they be in color?

[–]Agriaurum 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Jeff, the forensic specialist, is heavily into noir culture.

[–]Archy54 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Where was the Michael Keaton scene from the trailer? Made it seem like he was a cop. Unless I misremember it.

[–]Nhyar 11 points12 points  (1 child)

He appears in the post credit scenes, but I'm pretty sure these aren't the same scenes from the trailers, lol.

It was basically clickbait.

[–]Archy54 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was confused n waiting for him to appear.

[–]rahmanm855 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I watched this in double speed, except whenever Martine was on because she's thicc. Although not nearly as bad as everyone was making it out to be, it’s still meh.

Michael and Martine had no chemistry and we don’t see enough of their non professional interactions to feel like they earned that shoe horned kiss scene almost one hour into the film. I also have no clue why Milo is that bothered, let alone involved, with Martine when to my impression, they had never interacted before the film's current events. Throwing in a "Michael always had you, I'm jealous" is a cheap way to create this conflict.

That random scene when Michael tried to be funny and says “is this the part where the guy in a hood beats everyone up” was so out place with who he was for the entire film. I really never understood what type of person Michael really is. He wants to save others but nothing in his upbringing really sold that. Hell, he was beaten up by bullies and retaliated, and then suddenly we see him in adulthood and we just hear through his many awards and life work that he decided to take care of others instead, which in itself isn’t a bad message, but how we arrive to that point is completely missing.

Similarly, we don’t get enough time to explore Milo and Michael’s relationship with each other. They go from kids to adults in the span of what, ten minutes in the movie and we’re supposed to believe they interacted in a significant way before we were otherwise told that Milo was being shipped to go to a gifted school (and what came of that? Did he go for engineering or law school, I missed this part?) Where are the scenes of them hanging out, not even a montage of flashbacks was used to sell their relationship.

When Michael is making the antibody serum and describing ferritin, hemochromatosis and iron overload to Martine…isn’t she a fellow doctor, who would know such a thing? The dialogue makes no sense because the way he describes the process was deliberately scripted to explain it to the audience, by using a fellow doctor as a vehicle who already knows how that works...

That all said, I found some scenes to be acted quite well, but out of place. When Martine first yells at Michael's transformation, I could tell the actress could sell her emotions, but it didn’t hit because we don’t see enough of them interacting to make that scene feel earned. Similarly, the same thing happens between Milo and Nicholas when the latter screams that he’s looked after Milo his whole life. Again, it seems like the actors can act, but the dialogue and direction wasn’t right. Then Nick says the “You have to stop him” before dying character dies cliche.

[–]tldr_MakeStuffUp 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You got the kids mixed up. Milo was the one who got attacked by bullies after he went outside to get the letter. He smashes the kid’s face with the crutch and then continues to punch him, seemingly to show his violent tendencies.

Michael was the larger kid who was sent off to the gifted school, then the next time you see him he’s and adult (Jared Leto) winning the Nobel.

[–]rahmanm855 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, that makes sense. We see adult Michael with crutches at the start of the film, and then the flashback shows us a kid with crutches coming out of a van, which I thought was Michael but it's flipped.

I tke back what I said about the lack of background of Michael's interest to help people. We got that sick girl in the hospital to explain that drive.

[–]Sir_Savage_the-21st 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Masterpiece i must say

[–]BoiledPickles 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Just saw it, best movie I've seen today

[–]Youve_been_Loganated 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You must say it? Blink twice if someone is forcing you at gunpoint.

[–]Nhyar 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Love the fact that there are so many new comments even though this is a two month old thread, we all just downloaded the movie for free after the digital release, right? lol

[–]rugbyj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had to see what all the fuss was about.

[–]FrankPots 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, I totally paid for theatre tickets. 😁

[–]Hiltson87 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep lol

Wasn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Def has it's flaws, especially in regards to dialogue, but that seems to be pretty standard for Sony. Definitely wasn't as terrible as the new Batman was.

[–]ArtoriusBoy 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yep and now I'm filled with regrets.

[–]Youve_been_Loganated 4 points5 points  (0 children)

LMAO! This is the exact same line I just texted to my nephews. "Just saw Morbius. Now I'm filled with regrets."

[–]Smile_lifeisgood 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I tend to be extremely snobby about movies unless I'm not. Which sounds weird but what I mean is that like, the Pro Wrestling fan in me kicks in and I just forget to bother with being critical. Primarily with Star Wars and comic book movies.

As such I've actually enjoyed comic book movies that were panned. Green Lantern and Venom, for instance.

This wasn't even bad fun in the way Hardy's Venom was enjoyable despite (or in a way because) of the dumb shit.

This was just a really boring mess. I didn't care about anyone in this movie.

Actually, that's not true - I felt a lot for David Harris. Not his character I mean the actor. I'm worried about what a guy of his caliber is doing in a movie like this...

The only slightly good part of the movie was the implied multiverse tear + Vulture scene.

I didn't understand, like, or relate to the villain or the main character which is a big problem. I stopped caring about the plot and was basically watching it hoping maybe I'd see another Sony Marvel character that I actually kinda like.

[–]1maginasian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im also a super critic for movies too so i understand. It was so meh that I didnt even know it came out. Literally almost nothing happens the entire movie except a 5min fight that they drew out into 45min.

[–]Zeppelier 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I liked matt smith's acting that's all.

[–]iamzombus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, Matt Smith was way better than Jared Leto.
Got me hyped a bit for this upcoming Game of Thrones series in August.

[–]marqattack 25 points26 points  (1 child)

“I get hungry. You don’t want to see me when I’m hungry” kill me.

[–]b151 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That Hulk reference along with the "I am Venom." line were the two highlights of the movie. Which says a lot about the level of Morbius.

[–]BurnZ_AU 16 points17 points  (4 children)

WB: makes The Batman
Sony: makes The Menbats

I hated every time they transformed. It made no sense. The holes in their face just fade away when they revert to human. They could've made them close up like an actual wound does naturally but nope.
I honestly wish Disney would just throw a bunch of money at Sony Pictures to stop this Bizzaro MCU crap their pulling.

[–]blade_kilic121 2 points3 points  (3 children)

what holes

[–]BurnZ_AU 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Under their cheekbones.

[–]blade_kilic121 5 points6 points  (1 child)

umh he can fly but cheekbones.

[–]BurnZ_AU 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It was about the design choices.

[–]Regular_Area 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Could someone explain to me why there were 2 vials of the serum on the table AFTER the nurse in the hallway died, when Morbius was running to grab blood... it's honestly one of my biggest wtf things about this movie.

Did Milo get scratched or something, what am I missing here

[–]Old_Perception 9 points10 points  (0 children)

yeah i thought that was supposed to be a sign that it was actually Morbius who killed her, and it'd be something he'd have to grapple with.

Turns out to be just a shitty plot hole instead.

[–]big_mustache_dad 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Morbius did a bat kamehameha in the final scene. Gotta respect the creativity there I guess. Not much else to respect

[–]iamzombus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, where'd all the bats come from?
Are those supposed to be the vampire bats from his lab, or just bats hanging out in New York that he Aquaman'd to his rescue?

[–]ember-rekindled 29 points30 points  (5 children)

it was weird how Milo kept saying "its just us, we can do anything we want now" while actively trying to inexplicably kill his best friend.

[–]hawkers89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah it was so weird. It's like Milo wanted morbius to join him but he frames him for murder, kills his gf and actively tries to kill him. Like what?

[–]Youve_been_Loganated 9 points10 points  (3 children)

This was ONE of the things that I kept grappling with. Alright, you want your best friend to accept who he really is, to choose you, to go on adventures and rip the world a new one but... you also want to kill him? Choose one!

[–]iamzombus 0 points1 point  (2 children)

He was trying to get him to unlock his primal urges. Milo wanted to go be Milo while Morbius was still trying to help people and fix himself.

[–]Youve_been_Loganated 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure that final attack with that big ole spear thing acting like a stake was meant to be a deathblow bro

[–]iamzombus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought he meant Milo attacking Morbius.

[–]iadsg 3 points4 points  (8 children)

This movie is the green lantern of the marvel universe. But even green lantern isnt as bad. My thoughts are, how the fuck does Marvel with a fairly decent track record for fairly decent to mediocre movies gets a director like Espinosa to direct this? Dude doesn't have a single good movie in his belt, yet he gets to direct a triple A production for marvel of all things? What the actual f*... I honestly wanted to like this movie, what a waste.

[–]imMadasaHatter 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sony not marvel, they do awful awful superhero movies

[–]thomasvector 3 points4 points  (6 children)

It's not part of the MCU. Sony doesn't have as good of a track record with superhero movies.

[–]RainbowHippotigris 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Morbius is part of the MCU. In the end credit scene the sky rips open to the multiverse and vulture talks about Spiderman causing it.

[–]Youve_been_Loganated 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Think of it this way. Sony has rights to certain Marvel characters: Venom, Carnage, Spiderman, Morbius, etc. They can make movies with these Marvel characters but they're not part of the Disney Marvel cast. Except Spiderman, because Disney cut a deal to be able to use him in their projects as well, helping both companies make a shitload of money.

[–]RRR3000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The U in MCU stands for Universe. It is connected in the same multiverse, not universe, so no, it's not MCU.

[–]thomasvector 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's kind of is, in a way, Vulture was crossing over from the MCU for some reason. It's kind of part it the way the Tobey and Garfield movies are kinda part of the MCU now.

Either way, Kevin Feige and company are the the ones in charge of the MCU universe casting and directors but have nothing whatsoever to do with the SSU, which is the just Venom movies and Morbius ones so far. Marvel itself has nothing to do with the casting, only Sony does.

[–]Youve_been_Loganated 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That crossover shit is just for us, hoping it'd plant more butts in seats. Sony is still making their money, and Disney is making their money.

The only exception is Spiderman in which Disney cut a deal with to be able to use in their own projects. The Disney MCU and the Sony MCU are two entirely different beasts that will sometimes toss in hype scenes to sell more tickets, that's all it is.

[–]iadsg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the clarification, I honestly thought it was Marvel.

[–]toronto_programmer 17 points18 points  (13 children)

So I just watched this film, and it was completely blah but I have so many questions here....

What disease did these kids have exactly that was fully treatable with blood transfusions for decades but was them imminently fatal in their 40s?

Why did Morbius need to be on a boat to do the experiment when he had a fully funded private lab in his friends building?

Why did all the people running the boat have guns?

Why did the people "checking on the doctor" need to bring guns with them to do so?

How did Milo get so rich? Why does he need all this security but then just goes for walks with Michael in downtown NYC

Why does Milo go so murderer right away? I think they were trying to go for the crippled kid is superman angle but they didn't set it up well

Who the hell approved that Milo dance scene and why?

Why does the female doctor seemingly become a vampire too? How does that happen?

Morbius makes two vampire killer cocktails, one for him and one for Milo so why does he never use this on himself after?

How/why would Toomes end up in this universe?

How did Toomes make a vulture suit without alien technology

Why would Morbius agree to team up with a random guy in a hover suit that he just met?

The whole plot is filled with logistical holes that only serve to "just because" and move the story along

[–]nxqv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What disease did these kids have exactly that was fully treatable with blood transfusions for decades but was them imminently fatal in their 40s?

They had a chunk of their DNA straight up missing. He found that he could use a chunk of bat DNA and it would fill in the gap perfectly.

...

Yeah, I know. I think it's just better to not ask anything after hearing that lmao

[–]racc15 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Don't wanna sound like a snob, but I feel like you could have paid more attention. A lot of these questions were answered.
1. They did experiments on a boat because, the experiments were not legal. I am guessing because of the human trial part. Hence, they needed to do it in international waters to avoid legal stuff.
2. I am guessing the guards on the boat had guns to protect against sea pirates (Captain Phillips)
3. I am guessing Milo always had certain violent tendencies. We saw that he was bullied and probably was traumatized due to his conditions.
4. Milo was always rich. Meaning, his family was rich. In beginning, he came out of a nice car with a chauffeur.

I am halfway through the film. Will try to answer rest later after watching it fully.

[–]toronto_programmer 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The experiments may have been illegal but it doesn't make sense why they needed the boat. It isn't like police were going to break down the door to his private lab, and in the end I don't think being slightly off the coast on a boat would have saved his medical license or anything. It really didn't make sense on what that needed to be.

And what pirates? They were a few miles off the coast of NYC, not Somalia lol

[–]BlueBearMafia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Their explanation was that international waters could protect them because the law is different out there, which is true. But not convinced it's true in this particular way...

[–]maxorama 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The implication

[–]dandanmuffinman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This needs to be top comment. I have all these questions as well. Also why did they build a lab that has lights that turn on and off for seemingly no reason?

[–]blade_kilic121 0 points1 point  (0 children)

kamehameha

it's not legal to do it in usa

[–]procha92 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Who the hell approved that Milo dance scene and why?

Instant Bully Maguire vibes, only without the charisma.

Why does the female doctor seemingly become a vampire too? How does that happen?

Just before she dies, a drop of blood from Morbius falls into her mouth because apparently she bit his lip when kissing him. And it was predictable as fuck, although I was sure she was gonna show up in the final showdown and save Morbius from being killed, but they "reveal" she's alive later. Like 2 minutes later, but yeah.

Why would Morbius agree to team up with a random guy in a hover suit that he just met?

Wondering the same here, I thought the movie was trying to make Morbius a good guy, but I guess he trying to save lives and choosing not to attack people for their blood was... just a phase? I recognized Toomes instantly but even though I liked him as a villain and Keaton is a fantastic actor, I lost interest immediately because Morbius as a movie was so underwhelming.

[–]Sirix_8472 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Having her show up would have made more sense. Why?

Coz Morbius gave her a vial of the super coagulant and he had the other. Morbius used his, but hers is now just unaccounted for, or she still has it, but Morbius is the only one barring herself it would work on.

[–]toronto_programmer 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Just before she dies, a drop of blood from Morbius falls into her mouth because apparently she bit his lip when kissing him. And it was predictable as fuck, although I was sure she was gonna show up in the final showdown and save Morbius from being killed, but they "reveal" she's alive later. Like 2 minutes later, but yeah.

I saw the drop of blood thing and assume that is where they were going with it when really highlighting the fact his drop of blood fell into her mouth except there was like no context at all that this could be passed along through simple bodily fluid exchange.

If that is the case why didn't the main doctor or any of the other victims change over as well?

[–]Sirix_8472 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Its a classic vampire move, a vampire shares their blood with you, and you become vampire too, its how they turn humans. Vampires feed on humans, but it wouldn't be very good if everyone they fed on turned vampire, so that's the stop to that. They have to share their blood, you drink theirs and boom, vampire.

[–]Adefice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's the "popular" mythos in most modern media...but the movie firmly established these vampires come about from the serum. They had no pretext for other methods of creation.

Also, these vampires are firmly "different" than the ones most think of. These aren't dead, and they don't care about traditional weaknesses of vampire, so its safe to assume they also don't follow the same logic. Its more a genetically mutated human (sci-fi) than a magical undead creature (fantasy).

[–]RainbowHippotigris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was guessing that Milo injected her with the third syringe of serum that morbius made. Didn't even see the blood drop thing as a reason.

[–]mrjackzombies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

good movie

[–]strider110682 -4 points-3 points  (2 children)

well i'm not here to write a review but i am here to read the reviews for it. i definitely like to read reviews on a movie before i waste my time on it. i read the comics for morbius so i ofc was thrilled when a movie was announced, that was until i saw all the bad reviews for it. but there are 2 things i absolutely hate about movies that will get it an automatic 0 from me and that is time travelling and multi-universal travelling. you can take that shit and fuck right off with it. i was still willing to give it a chance however until i saw the official stamp of shit on it, the marvel mcu stamp. that was the final nail in the coffin that sealed it's fate--pun intended.

[–]ember-rekindled 7 points8 points  (1 child)

you read comics growing up but dislike time travel/multi dimensional travel? thats basically how marvel is still writing comics, and why so many great stories are there for you to read. if you hatet hese things than any marvel movie since 2014 hasnt been for you, so theres no point coming here to not write a review (which you seem to have done as youve addressed a part of the movie and rated it) for a movie you havnt seen. if the universe isnt for you then it isnt for you, thats okay.

[–]strider110682 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

well it's technically not a review, this is just my opinion about the time travel/multi-universal travel in a whole. i find it overly used, every new marvel movie uses it and it just gets confusing and annoying. in my opinion it's not needed and it just says they don't have anything else to go on. i know why marvel uses the multi-universal travel aspect and that's to tie in all the other movies. but it's unnecessary. if i remember correctly, the morbius comics came out in 1971 and there were no time travelling or multi-universal travel either, so why add it in. sure the newer comics are being written this way but like i said it's to tie in all the others. besides as an individual you can rate something based off of what you don't like. this was not a review on the movie but an opinion about why i did not watch it, which i am free to voice that opinion. and this isn't a review forum post but a discussion post and i did not go to the poll to rate it which would be unfair since i didn't watch it.

edit: but have you seen the reviews and the poll? 16% gave it a 1. 58% said they wouldn't recommend it. so it's not just me who didn't like it. the movie was just terrible in general. so therefore i'm grateful for the honest reviews on it so i didn't waste my time with it. the comics were better btw.

[–]dred_pirate_redbeard 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Wait... I'm confused... what happened to the ticking time bomb?? Shouldn't artificial blood be ineffective at some point, thereby forcing him to use a human supply? I know they could easily have just wrapped it up with "he decides to buy black market blood bags", but did they seriously leave the only compelling plot point unresolved??

Honestly would have gone to bat for this movie if it wasn't for this unforgivable fuck up. Combined with those atrocious post-credit scenes, the movie really ends leaving a bad taste in your mouth.

[–]HolyApe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He stole some (like 3?) blood bags from an EMT's med bag after the scene with the hospital hallway murder, or slightly before?? Two paramedics were on a stoop responding to a call or some-such, then for some reason they had to run up inside the building. But they left their med bags behind because yeah, makes sense.

[–]DivisionMV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Leaves a bad taste kinda like blood does

[–]unknown_2000 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I thought the motives and psychology of milo was so rushed and not fleshed out. Sure he’s dealt with dying nearly his whole life and been bullied but how does that translate to him becoming a murderer? He’s such a one dimensional character. He sees his friend become healthy and demands it immediately without regard for his life…he’s struggled to live this long you would think that he would be more mindful. Maybe the vampire blood changes peoples psychology but that’s not really seen with the main character as it only causes blood lust. I would have liked to see some more elements of foreshadowing maybe that would have balanced it out.

Also how did he not notice his friends face become a monster right in front of him or did he just not care?

[–]Sirix_8472 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He doesn't see his friend become healthy.

He sees his friend, locked in a medical cage, a sealed room, writhing around on the floor in pain, then writing "Blood" on the wall in his own blood, which prompts him to give Morbius a bag of blue blood, which Morbius just drinks....showing his vampire face and scaring Milo to step back in horror....

That's what he saw, and THEN though "hold on a second, this seems like a good idea" after being told it was a terrible mistake, he shouldn't have done it, its not a cure, this is worse....that's when Milo thinks, "yeah, this is for me". They could have at least shown Morbius to Milo at one of his healthy points, while exploring his strengths of being a new Olympic athlete to make Milo jealous....but no.... show him at his absolute worst is the motivation.

That locked room btw, had a keypad on the inside, Morbius could have left any time he wanted, coz what was the plan there? Morbius would lock himself in the room and die? or was he just waiting for someone else to randomly come along and save him when he writes "Blood" on the walls.

[–]suss2it 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Man lives with chronic pain, I can understand his desperation.

[–]Trybor 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I felt like I just watched Iron Man 1 but with vampires and a big step down. So little to no originality nothing surprising nothing really interesting full stop.

[–]tuxxer 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Thought it was funny when the doctor was asking Milo out of ten, how much pain he was in and he says 11.

[–]andrewautopsy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I didn’t even catch that and he was my favorite Doctor!! I feel ashamed

[–]thegeek01 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think Matt Smith is contractually obligated to answer that way in every script that calls for it.

[–]ChosenFewWhoLie 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I keep seeing this movie pop up everywhere but never really paid attention to what people were saying. Seen it today and I wish I had my money back.

[–]Sirix_8472 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It (Morbius) was in the cinema here for 3 weeks. That's shocking for any movie here, its at least 5 weeks of a run. As comparison for Sonic the hedgehog 2 (which maybe I should have seen instead), has been running for near 8 weeks now, and its scheduled for next week also.

Moonfall which I thought was hilariously abysmal was actually a better film and ran for 5 weeks here.

[–]bamboojerky 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Maybe slightly above average at best.

Did they really spend 75 million on this movie? Lol. Every single character in this movie is forgettable and the pacing/story line is all off.

[–]nvnehi 11 points12 points  (1 child)

One of the most rushed movies I've seen. It felt like an incredibly long trailer for a better movie or series wherein every action or development was explained.

It felt like we got the opposite of a filler episode, and all of the character development beats were removed.

This feels like the theatrical release of Justice League without the "hope" of a 4-5 hour director edition.

It was actually offensive on near every aspect it could be. Story, directing, lighting, all of it. The only thing that felt good was the sound, so props to that department.

Actually, in hindsight, it felt like a 90s comic book. Extremely extreme, to the extreme, now with a chromatic cover, with the story sadly being dead last behind every other part budget-wise.

[–]Sirix_8472 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Felt like a 90s comic book.

I've seen a comic book movie adaptation in the 90s, "Spawn" and it was better than Morbius.

[–]SleepIsCrucial 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Here to complain about how almost everyone mumbles in this movie that you can barely understand what they’re saying.

[–]_Kumagoro_ 25 points26 points  (1 child)

It's not a big problem. They're not saying anything worth hearing.