With the multiverse expanding in a number of movies and TV shows, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a number of weird and less traditional heroes joining the fold, particularly when it comes to Marvel characters. Only one of those new and eccentric heroes is Morbiusthe vampire lead from the movie of the same name, in theaters April 1.
Long delayed by the pandemic, the latest addition to Sony’s Spider-verse, now including Tom Hardy‘s Poison and Dakota Johnson What lady web – bring house of gucci star Jared Leto into the fold as Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist suffering from a rare blood disease. When he seemingly finds a cure, he’s ecstatic, only for things to go very, very wrong, leading not to perfect health, but to a horrible new version of vampirism that haunts him and his loved ones.
They also star alongside Leto Adriana Arjona, matt smithand Jared Harrisin a film directed by daniel espinosa and written by matt sazama and Burk Sharpless. Michael Keaton he will also reportedly appear as Adrian Toomes, his character from the MCU movie. spider-man: homecomingbetter known as the Vulture, and anything is possible, given the post-credits scene with Tom Hardy in last year. Spider-Man: No Way Home. Fans have also seen other hints about the multiverse throughout the film’s trailers, though how much the vampiric antihero has to do with the Spider-verse in general has yet to be revealed.
But what do the first reactions think? Morbius? Are critics and journalists fascinated by this new take on vampirism, or is Leto’s long-overdue antihero just another name taking up space in the massive canon of superhero (and supervillain) movies? Take a look at some of the early reactions to the film below:
Leo Rydel criticized the film’s visual effects saying, “The CGI made me feel like I was watching Fantastic Four ’05.”
One of the first reactions read: “Jared Leto is better at this than WeCrashed.”
Russ Milheim noted that one of the main problems is that “no part of the story holds up, and because of it, everything else falls apart.”
“It is bad.” It seems to be a common theme.
Some even called it “the worst Marvel superhero movie in a long, long time.”
Others seemed enamored with “vampire camp,” like Simon Thompson.
Collider’s own Emma Kiely explained in her revision:
“The core problem of Morbius it’s 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. Being a villainous origin story of sorts, it’s only fair to draw similarities to Poison. However, Morbius lacks any charm and devotion to its main character, hoping that the long action sequences and jarring images of Leto and Smith’s animated faces will make us forget how poor the script is.”
Morbius is in theaters April 1, 2022. Yes, April Fools’ Day.
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