Movie Night: Morbius


Genre: Action/Adventure/Horror

Rating: PG 13

Synopsis: Searching for a cure to a rare and fatal disease, biochemist Michael Morbius experiments on himself with a serum created from vampire bats, and inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism.  

I didn’t read any early reviews for this movie. I find that most critics now can’t be bothered to do a balanced review of anything.



Morbius came about as a Spiderman anti-hero. I never read any Spiderman comic, so I went into this movie with no idea of what to expect. I am a fan of Marvel movies, and I’ve always thought they do better on the big screen than the small screen.

Jared Leto’s performance was good, as was Matt Smith’s and all the actors, and yes, both Hubby and I couldn’t help but see Dr. Who a few times, especially when the character was dancing about. The plot was good, a bit weak in places but I’ve written screenplays and getting all the important ideas into a script can mean losing others. It’s a trade-off in order to get as much of the basic plot on the screen as possible. We see the friendship between Michael and Milo grow, how they support each other, and how they are eventually pulled apart by the Morbius serum. While Milo was willing to give in to his newfound powers, Michael, the reluctant anti-hero, felt a deep sense of guilt over the lives he took, but in the end, only one can survive.

The director’s choices for the movie are more a matter of taste. I like linear storytelling and hate it when a story starts in the present day, then jumps back several years/decades, and then jumps forward. I think it’s sloppy storytelling, but I’m not going to get into it, because like I said, it’s a matter of taste.

The special effects and makeup were incredible. The facial transformation from human to bat is creepy, gruesome and awesome. I thought the visual effects when Michael uses his new abilities, (black mist), gave an ethereal feel to the scenes, and really made it feel like the character was taping into something supernatural.

As for the end credits, I’m not even sure what any of that was about.

3 out of 5.

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal is to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing, she spends her time collecting crystals, knitting, gardening, cooking and listening to very loud music.

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