Morbius, the latest film in the Marvel Comics Universe, only has 16% on review site Rotten Tomatoes, but good costumes and makeup, plus splendid sound production, make for an enjoyable movie. to watch. The film is an hour and 44 minutes long, like other Marvel movies, but the story doesn’t seem to drag on.
Michael Morbius is a brilliant scientist who was born with a rare blood condition that requires him to filter his blood three times a day. Due to this illness, Michael has limited mobility in his legs and must use forearm crutches to go about his daily activities helping patients.
While searching for a possible cure for the disease he and his best friend, Loxias “Milo” Crown, have, Morbius finds vampire bats in South America and decides to take them home to try and create a cure. After many unsuccessful tries, a serum comes back stable enough to begin human trials, so Morbius decides to test it on himself.
Due to the illegality, Morbius and his counterpart, Martine Bancroft, must test on a boat in international waters. The test proves to be conclusive, but with a snag; Morbius now has a taste for human blood and animal tendencies. Morbius ends up killing everyone on the boat except for Martine and flees to get away from the cops.
With Morbius finally captured by the police and put in jail, we find that Milo ended up taking the serum and started wreaking havoc on the city. Morbius eventually breaks out of prison and ends up fighting and killing Milo to save people from Milo’s violent rampage.
Overall, I really liked the movie. That said, there are points in the movie that don’t really make sense. For example, there’s a scene where Morbius is running from the cops in the hospital and he jumps about six or seven floors while the cop is still downstairs, but when Morbius gets to the roof and is right on the jump, the cop is right behind him with a gun to his head. Because of this scene, as well as a choppy start jumping from Morbius capturing the bats only to be immediately introduced with the backstory between Morbius and Milo, the movie didn’t meet my 5 star goal.
I would give this movie 4 stars out of 5. The plot had a few bumps that needed to be ironed out with the hospital scene and the start, but I loved the makeup and how you could tell Morbius was sick of his paleness and his thinness. It was a good movie and I would recommend watching it when you have time.