The blockbuster “Morbius”, the umpteenth superhero film in the Marvel universe. Offered itself the first place at the North American box office upon its release. According to provisional figures from the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations published on Sunday April 3. The feature film with Jared Leto in the title role earned $ 391 million in revenue from Friday to Sunday in the United States and Canada.
Anti-hero Michael Morbius arrives, after many postponements due to the ongoing global pandemic. On the big screen played by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto Infected with a rare and dangerous blood disease. Determined to save anyone destined to suffer his own fate, Dr Morbius attempts a desperate bet What initially appears to be a success soon. Turns out to be a potentially more dangerous remedy than the disease itself The cast also includes Matt Smith. Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson.
Morbius was supposed to be the film that was to give a sort of continuity in the Sony universe of Spider-Man. The one where there is a very important character from the comics like Venom played on the big screen by Tom Hardy All the fans. As soon as they saw the latest trailer, were very intrigued by the fact that there were many links to Spider-Man inside. The mural with the photo of the Arrampicamuri, the building with the word Oscorp. And above all the dialogue between Jared Leto and Michael Keaton who plays the role of The Vulture again after Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Most of the public, therefore, imagines going into the room hoping to find answers to the many doubts. Created by the various trailers distributed by Sony, a pity that unfortunately Morbius is a completely different film. Than what was imagined at the beginning because many of these references to Spider-Man were completely removed from final edit Dialogues between Morbius and Toomes. Micheal Keaton are also kept to a minimum, and links to past films are almost completely cut off Unfortunately. This great expectation greatly penalizes the judgment on the film, because the initial marketing campaign was foreshadowing a completely different plot.
Jared Leto is confirmed to be very unlucky when he plays a comic book character: he had already happened in 2016's. Suicide Squad where he played an eccentric Joker who was brutally cut in the final cut In Morbius he is very comfortable. In the part and deserves a future chance, even if Matt Smith does better than him in playing the antagonist Milo His performance is very successful.
Even if it is never well explained why the former friend quickly changes his character from a good guy to a psychopath eager to kill. Everyone in a few seconds Unfortunately, the technical department of Morbius leaves much to be desired. The CGI is valid only on the close-ups of the protagonist, otherwise it does not arouse that classic spectacle seen in Spider-Man No Way Home.
And in Venom On a comics level, it is difficult for the films with the main "villains" of Spider-Man. To keep up with the rhythm for the entire duration without the presence of Spiderman: it happened with Venom and Venom 2. And perhaps it will happen in the future with the next films already announced Kraven and Madame Web.
We do not dwell on the post credits scenes to avoid spoilers but here too there is a lot of confusion. The hope is that for the future the roads of Morbius will soon cross with Spider-Man in some universe. Because this first time on the big screen it seems very much a vampire movie that smacks of the 90s.
Director Daniel Espinosa certainly surprised fans with the final cut of Morbius detailing Jared Leto's. Descent into the Living Vampire The scientist used vampire bats to create a cure for his blood disorder. Not realizing that he would bring out a terrible monster inside him, hungry for blood in New York.
Interestingly, the trailers for this origin story promised quite a few Sony connections to the Marvel Cinematic. Universe But strangely, many scenes were cut, upsetting this notion, as well as key Morbius moments in the film.
After years of delay, the movie Morbius was released a few days ago, with good results at the box office Of course. The specialized critics do not represent the good numbers achieved since the beginning of its projection in cinemas.
The story is set in the Spider-Man universe and centers on Doctor Morbius (Leto). A Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease.
Sony and the entire production of the tape can breathe easy It is that Morbius, only in its first weekend. After its premiere, collected 84 million dollars at the box office, an amount higher than the 75 million it cost.
According to the SpinOf media, in the United States, the film made 391 million profits. While in the rest of the world, the figure reached 44 million US dollars.
It should be noted that Morbius has been number 1 at the box office in 42 countries, since the day of its release.
"Morbius is the worst Marvel superhero movie in a very long time,". Wrote one of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, where it only got one positive reaction.
The Collinder site estimated that “the central problem with Morbius is a lazy and uninspiring script. No weight or depth is given to any character There is little humor and when he tries to make a tongue-in-cheek joke, he fails miserably".
Morbius, internationally, was able to cash in enough to pay off the production costs and start earning already. All in the first weekend The film got very low critical ratings but that wasn't enough to prevent its success.
Specifically, Morbius grossed $ 391 million in the US in the first weekend This is a higher figure than Sony's. Initial forecasts of 33 million According to Variety, the film grossed an additional $ 449 million. At the international box office In total, he then grossed $ 84 million.
The production of Morbius cost Sony $ 75 million This means that in the first weekend the film. Was able to pay off the production and start earning already This is a lower result than Venom did, as expected, but it is still positive overall.
The own universe that Sony is building with Spider-Man characters has not started exactly well The two Venom movies. Were harshly received by critics, though perhaps Morbius was just what this universe needed The film. Revolves around Michael Morbius, someone who was born with a rare blood disease for which there is no treatment However.
We are talking about a person with enormous talent, a successful scientist who has even won a Nobel Prize for his work. He has dedicated his entire life to medical research and will not give up until he finds a cure for the disease. He suffers from Having achieved what he was looking for, or what he thought he was looking for. He injects himself with a supposed cure that makes him much stronger than he expected The problem?. That he now he has a huge thirst for blood He has become a vampire.
The film wastes no time and jumps right into Michael's transformation into a vampire. And it's not exactly a masterful move At the beginning, we meet a boy, Milo (Matt Smith), who has the same disease. As Morbius and with whom he quickly establishes friendship, and Dr Emil Nikols (Jared Harris), who also wants to find a cure However. The relationship with both Milo and Nikols lacks an emotional basis and all the characters seem hollow. It is not possible to feel anything for them and it is not uncommon to frown at their strange motivations. To say the least Milo becomes, for some incomprehensible reason, evil He now he wants to kill Michael at all costs.
Morbius is extremely rushed and never builds any kind of emotional weight for the characters. Plus the story has very little substance It's a shame, as Jared Leto, Matt Smith. And Jared Harris are clearly trying to do what they can with this silly script The film. Only delivers when director Daniel Espinosa experiments with horror elements to create a creepy atmosphere The problem.
Is that these elements can be counted on the fingers of one hand Neither are the characters well written though. Thankfully, Morbius isn't a bloodletting of characters like Venom was Although the script is poor. At least it gives the feeling that the writers have tried to handle the character carefully and to be faithful to the comics.
After two years of waiting for Marvel fans, Sony Pictures finally opens. In theaters the movie Morbius, which introduces the public to the vampire that gives the film its name. Played by Oscar winner Jared Leto And what many people are wondering is whether. It will be necessary to stay in the theater after the credits roll down the screen.
Yes, it's worth the wait But first, a consideration: it seems that Sony is just starting to build. Its franchise of films based on Marvel's various anti-heroes and supervillains.
The playful Dr Michael Morbius is part of Sony's Spider-Man Universe, which already has the Venom films. And is now preparing Kraven the Hunter to premiere on January 13, 2023. Who will star in the film as the hunter Sergei Kravinoff will be Aaron Taylor-Johnson (from Kick-Ass - Breaking Everything).
And where the chaotic Dr Does Morbius fit into this? Then you have to watch the post-credits scenes Yes. They exist! And they are two important scenes, with implications for the future of Sony's Spider-Man universe.
What we can say is that Sony is preparing the film Madame Web, which is being written by the duo Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Also responsible for Morbius, with Dakota Johnson playing a version of the clairvoyant superhero.
And Tom Holland is set to reprise his role as Peter Parker. After the events of Spider-Man: No Return Home.
Don't get up from your chair when the credits roll on the movie screen. The wait will be worth it, although not all fans will exactly "like" what will be shown.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius stars Leto. Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Tyrese Gibson and Jared Harris.
Dangerously stricken with a rare blood disorder and determined to save. Others suffering the same fate, Dr Morbius attempts a desperate gamble, which at first appears to be a success. But a darkness within him is unleashed Will good overcome evil or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new impulses?.
Considered one of the most compelling and conflicting characters in Sony Pictures' Marvel Universe, Morbius is now available in theaters.
The film's special effects also leave a lot to be desired Since Morbius is faster. Than the human eye, Espinosa abuses slow motion when the doctor leaves his human form. All the action sequences have that effect and already the second time it's ridiculous It doesn't help that the CGI is terribly ugly. To the point where you'd be better off skipping the slow motion Every time Michael gets angry.
We viewers are forced to see his horrible CGI vampire face, which is tiresome. Since it happens almost every five minutes The worst part is that it's not scary either and it would. Have been great if the filmmakers had the guts to make us wait a while and not let us see the monster right away Something like the beginning. The Incredible Hulk, when you don't get to see the green monster at all, something that at least allows you to build a little fear or respect towards the monster.
Unfortunately, Morbius is not what the Sony universe needs It's somewhat better than the first Venom. And much better than its sequel, but there's still a long way to go if the world is to be convinced to spend time in. This universe Without saying too much, the two post-credits scenes show that there are big plans for the villains. Although I'm not sure they're going to nail the landing when they get going.
In a recent interview, Morbius director Daniel Espinosa talked about Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man. That we got to see in the film's trailers which, oddly enough, later doesn't appear in the film.
The same seems to be happening with the role of Michael Keaton, who reprises his role from Spider-Man: Homecoming. As Adrian Toomes, aka the Vulture The actor appears in several scenes in the trailers. Especially the last one, but it turns out those scenes don't appear in the movie.
Due to the film's multiple delays, many speculated that Spider-Man: No Way Home would have led to changes to Morbius. Especially in regards to those Vulture scenes When Espinosa was asked if the final scene between. The Vulture and Morbius was originally in the film, the director confirmed that most of the scenes with Keaton were from the beginning.