Morbius is an entertaining but extremely flawed movie. Nevertheless, Jared Leto is excellent as the title character.”

Morbius is the latest installment in Sony’s Marvel universe. After the success of the Venom movies, can Sony successful expand their universe?

Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.

There is no way to sugarcoat it, Morbius is a mixed bag. There are some really good elements and some really bad ones. So first, let’s talk about the good part. Michael Morbius’ origin story is an exciting one. He becomes Morbius the vampire rather early in the movie. Thus, the story properly explores his set of powers and who Michael wants to be. That is where the movie succeeds. The first part of the movie is especially exciting as Morbius is in conflict with himself, he is his own adversary. It is really this conflict within him that got my attention. This is quite a compelling story for his first appearance. Furthermore, Morbius’ relation with Martine is also quite interesting. She is his anchor to humanity. Thus, she plays an important part in his conflict.

However, when the actual villain of the movie appears, problems within the story appear. Indeed, the main villain of the movie is insipid. His motivations do not make sense. In fact, he is the type of villain who just wants to wreck chaos and that is not interesting at all. And that is quite disappointing. Because Milo’s connection to Morbius could have been explored in a compelling way in order to make Milo a worthy villain. Instead, they do start exploring their friendship only to throw it away halfway the movie because Milo is now a “villain.” This is definitely poor writing. In fact, the second act of the movie is big let down after what we got at the beginning. Moreover, the FBI subplot feels unnecessary. It does not lead anywhere.

Adrian Toomes
Michael Keaton Returns As Adrian Toomes In Morbius, A Sony Pictures/ Columbia Pictures/ Marvel Entertainment Release.

Nevertheless, the two mid-credits scenes are quite intriguing. I am excited for what it means for the Sony Marvel Universe. If Morbius does not get a sequel, we will at least see him again. And for me that is good because if there is one great thing about this movie, it is definitely Morbius.

Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.

Jared Leto is excellent as Michael Morbius. You can tell he is fully committed to the role. He definitely brings a lot to the character. Actually, he carries alone the movie on his shoulders. Adriana Arjona and Jared Harris are also good in their roles. As for Matt Smith, when I see his performance I think he could have played a memorable villain. But the way his character is written makes him a forgettable one.

Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.

The visuals for Morbius are actually impressive. I like the design. It has a monster feel but you can still tell it is Jared Leto. However, the costume he gets for the final fight is bland. I expected something much better. The rest of the movie is visually good for the most part. With the cinematography at times, they went with an horror vibe which I think suits perfectly for Morbius. Furthermore, the action scenes are generally well made except for the final fight. What is supposed to be the big fight of the movie is CG mess. Honestly, I do not understand why especially when the movie has good VFX in the other scenes. And that is exactly the problem with this movie, at times it does good things but other times it is quite bad. It is never constant.

Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.

Jon Ekstrand composed the score. And for that part, I have absolutely no complaints. Indeed, it is a nice score that helps building the horror vibe and tensions of the movie.


Morbius is an entertaining but extremely flawed movie. Nevertheless, Jared Leto is excellent as the title character.

Morbius is now in cinemas.


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1 thought on “Thomas’ Review | Morbius

  1. Great review! I had trepidations about it, and I don’t think the SONY Marvel universe is destined to be as successful as Disney’s

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