Article updated: 2022.04.14
The Morbius (2022) is a contemporary fantasy drama film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.
Original title: Morbius
Series: Sony's Spider-Man Universe
Previous entries in the series: -
Other adaptations of the story: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Six Arms Saga #1-3 (1971), Spider-Man: The Animated Series: Season 2: Ep6-10 - Neogenic Nightmare (1995-1996)
Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Preferences: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises to spoilers, prefers establishing elements before referencing them
Watched: very recent (2022.04), first time
Rating: Weak (2- out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points)
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This is my review of Morbius, a contemporary fantasy drama movie for Sony's Spider-Man Universe from 2022. It's about a doctor trying to find a cure for his own disease, leading to complications. The Morbius film is mediocre, I only recommend it to dedicated fans of the character.
If you'd like to be totally surprised by the Morbius film, I don't recommend you to watch the trailer at all, as it begins with spoilers. If you already know what will happen to the title characters, otherwise it's a good trailer.
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I knew for a long time that a Morbius movie is coming. As I liked the character, I was somewhat interested in the movie. Even before the movie premiered, there were reports of bad reviews, so I was afraid that the media outlets will spoil the story, that's why I tried to watch it as soon as I can. I've watched the trailer when it came out about a year ago, but I don't remember much from that.
The Morbius movie is about a doctor trying to find a cure for his own disease, leading to complications.
The story is boring and lacks any kind of tension. The consistency is a little off, the beginning is not well structured, but after the story really starts, it's okay. There are no character arcs. There were some logical problems even if you accept the problems that arise from the basic concept.
It has some good cinematic shots. However, there are too many extreme close-ups, as if the movie were made for a small screen. The look of the movie was mostly dull, it wasn't really interesting visually. The special effects were acceptable. The action scenes were okay when a super-powered character attacked normal people (with predictable results). However, when super-powered people were involved in both sides of the fights, it was hard to follow what is happening, and who is winning. There's violence in the movie, but the gore and blood is not shown.
The characters are weak. We get to know some basic information about the main protagonist, although we don't get to know anything about anyone else beyond their names. They are hard to like, and they are not engaging. The actors are okay for their parts.
The music (by Jon Ekstrand) is not very noticeable, but it fits the movie.
The Morbius movie is part of the Sony's Spider-Man series, but it doesn't connect to the previous movies beyond some mentions.
Morbius is an mediocre contemporary fantasy drama, that I think only fans of the Morbius character will be interested in. (And even those might not enjoy it.)
I was not satisfied with Morbius (2022). I prefer stories with interesting or thought provoking plots, and Morbius couldn't deliver that.
Rating: Weak (2- out of 3 points). Morbius is a watchable film, but weak in every aspect.
Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points). Morbius is a weak story, with many problems. I first gave it an Average rating, but as I was writing the review, I realised how many faults this movie has.
Rewatchability: Average. As the story is predictable, if you liked it for the first time, you'll probably like to watch it multiple times.
Chance of watching it again: Nope.
Chance of watching a sequel: I admit that I'll most likely watch these movies until I give up hope.
Will you enjoy this?
If you cannot miss any release related to the Marvel Universe, you'll watch this anyway.
If you like supernatural or fantasy movies, you might like Morbius.
If you like super-hero movies, the Morbius film is not one of them, so you might be disappointed if you watch this as such.
If you prefer science fiction to fantasy, you should avoid this movie.
If you like horror or action thriller movies, you might like the film, although there are not many action scenes or scary scenes in the Morbius movie.
If you like scientific research stories (Andromeda Strain), I don't think you'll enjoy Morbius, although a part of the movie is about research.
If you like vampire stories, Morbius is a new take on the well known tropes.
If you are a fan of Jared Leto, this movie will give you the usual Jared Leto experience.
If you are a fan of Matt Smith, he is shown multiple times, so you might enjoy watching this movie.
If you don't mind illogical elements in your movies, you can enjoy this.
If you prefer visuals over story, I still don't think this movie is worth watching.
If you hate vampires, this story is not for you.
If you hate romantic scenes, this movie is safe for you. There's a single pseudo-romantic scene, and even that is without emotions.
If you hate comedy, there are no humorous scenes in the Morbius movie.
If you hate depiction of sexual harassment, there's a short scene, but it's depicted in a non-disturbing manner.
If you hate depiction of drug addiction, you should probably avoid this movie.
If you hate depiction of violence, the Morbius film is not for you.
Do you need to read the original graphic novels to enjoy this?
As this story only has some superficial similarities to the original story, I don't think it's necessary to read them. And it's not an interesting story in the comics either.
Do you need to see the other films in the series to enjoy this?
This movie practically builds it's own setting, so there's no need to watch the other films. Venom (2018) and Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage (2021) takes place in this universe, but they don't connect to this one beyond some mentions.
Do you need to see the second film to enjoy this?
We will see. I don't think a sequel could add to this.
Watching for plot points
If you are interested in vampire stories, it might be worth watching the Morbius movie for the plot points, but reading the summary might be just enough.
Should you watch this on your own screen at home, or is it worth going to the cinema?
The visuals probably look better if you watch it in cinema, but as it's hard to understand what is happening in the important action scenes, you might as well just watch it on a small screen.
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I didn't like the Morbius movie. I felt it empty and just a humourless rehash of the Venom movie.
I liked it that they didn't stretch the beginning for too long, after 30 minutes, we get the vampire version of Morbius.
The main problem with the story is that it is very bland, and lacks focus. It touches medical research, but it's not about that. It could have scary scenes, but it's not horror. There are some fights, but it's not an action movie. There's a three second romance scene, but it's not romantic. The appearance of another vampire could put some thrills into the story, but it's not a thriller. There are some crime investigation elements, but it's not about that either.
The story is mostly unnecessary for the series. We get practically the same story as we got in Venom (2018), without the humour. As a stand-alone movie, it's just weak.
Maybe Morbius is just not interesting as a stand-alone character, and he would work better as an antagonist to another character, I have no clue.
The cover of the movie is okay, it doesn't say much, but it doesn't spoil the movie.
If you'd like to be totally surprised by the Morbius film, the trailer spoils the first 30-45 minutes of the movie. Otherwise it's a good trailer.
Promise of the first scene
A guy lures some bats to himself, but they don't attack him. I have no clue what this means, or where can they take this story. At that time I was not even sure if it's before or after his transformation, as the bats ignored him.
Execution: I don't think this is a good start. It doesn't promise anything beyond the bats. Sure, bats we got plenty of, but I'm still not satisfied with this.
Plot summary / Synopsis
Present, Costa Rica: A helicopter arrives with a weak doctor (Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius), who walks with crutches. The doctor lures vampire bats out of a cave with his blood. The bats evade him. It is later revealed that he brought some bats back to New York.
25 years ago, Greece: There's a young guy (Charlie Shotwell as young Michael Morbius) in a hospital, who has some DNA related illness. A machine breaks down, threatening the life of another young patient (young Lucien "Milo"), but the young guy is able to improvise the repair. His doctor (Jared Harris as Dr. Emil Nicholas) sends him to a school for gifted children.
Some time later: We see that the young guy became the weak doctor, and he researched an artificial blood, for what he received the Nobel prize, but he refuses it. His doctor became his mentor now.
Present, New York: The weak doctor works at a medical research centre (Horizon Labs). Her female colleague (Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft) warns him that he shouldn't have refused the Nobel prize, as it would have got them some money for the research. She also reveals that she knows that the weak doctor works on mixing bat and human DNA. He has a room for the vampire bats he got from Costa Rica. He shows her his research, he wants to get the ability of the bats to stop the blood from coagulating. The latest experiment seems to work on a mouse.
The weak doctor meets with his friend (Matt Smith as Lucien "Milo"), who has the same illness, and tells him about the possible cure.
The weak doctor decides to test the serum on himself, with the help of her female colleague. Just after the injection, one of the security guards come to antagonise the female colleague, but the weak doctor turns into a monster, and attacks the guard. More guards arrive, but he defeats them. He later becomes a normal, healthy person. When he sees the carnage he did as a monster, he deletes the footage of the security cameras, and jumps off the ship.
The police investigates the case. They realise that all of the blood were sucked out of the bodies.
By the time the doctor gets back to his laboratory in New York, the effect starts to fade, and he starts to become weak again, so he drinks some blood from the blood bank, making him healthy again. His friend visits him, and asks for a dose of the serum, but the doctor refuses him and sends him away.
Somebody attacks a nurse in the medical research centre, drinking her blood. When the police comes to investigate, he attacks the detectives and runs away, reaching the roof of the building. Suddenly a gust of wind stops him, so he still gets arrested.
His friend visits him in the prison. After he is gone, the doctor finds that the friend left his crutch in his cell. The doctor realises that his friend took the serum, and probably he was the one who killed the nurse. The doctor breaks out of the prison, and he tracks his friend. As the friend wants to use his new powers instead of trying to get rid of them, they start to fight. But in the end, the doctor decides to leave his friend.
The doctor meets his female colleague, and asks for her help to retrieve things from his lab. Then he goes and steals a lab from some kids.
The friend, now healthy, tries to pick up a girl in a bar, but as others also try to court her, he leaves, and waits for those guys to get out of the bar, to kill them.
The doctor makes two doses of poison, one to kill his friend, and one for himself. They share a kiss with his female colleague.
The friend kills the doctor's old mentor and his female colleague. The doctor becomes angry, summons the bats of the city, and kills the friend.
In the end, it looks like the female colleague survived the attack.
There's a reality shift, causing a guy (Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture) to appear in a prison cell. He get out, and meets with the doctor, offering an alliance.
Contemporary alternate fantasy Earth, set in Sony's Spider-Man Universe.
There are alien symbiotes who can bond with humans to create super-powered people.
A few minutes after the user gets the serum, it changes his physical structure and psychology into a monster. Then, the user is able to change back to a regular human. The user needs to drink human blood to maintain the effect. First, it takes 6 hours before the effect weakens, but the time gets shorter and shorter.
The user is able to walk on the ceiling, and attach to walls.
The user can can move very fast, and react faster before the bullet would hit him.
The user can force a bulkhead door open, or break the (probably reinforced) window of a prison.
He is able to take the beating from a similarly powerful person. He is either very tough, or able to regenerate wounds quickly.
The user has sharp claws and fangs.
After drinking blood, the user has Olympic level athletic abilities. He can jump extremely high. The user can jump over a wide street, to jump from building to building.
The user has echolocation. The user also has extra sensitive hearing.
Vampire bats don't attack the user. He is able to summon and control bats.
The user is able to glide, making it look like he is flying.
The message of the story
I'm not sure there's one. "Don't take untested serums"?
The structure of the story
The scenes of the Morbius film are mostly played in sequence, following the same storyline. There are some time shifts in the beginning.
There's no single viewpoint character.
It has the usual arc of the dramatic structure - introduction, action, resolution.
Plot points of interests
The were a couple of changes to the setting and characters.
The story happens after the events of Venom (2018).
Dr. Michael Morbius: A doctor with a genetic illness. He cures himself with a serum that turns him into a super-human vampire.
Martine Bancroft: A female doctor, who helps Morbius. She dies when Milo kills her.
Lucien "Milo": A friend of Morbius, with the same genetic illness. He also takes the serum, turning him into a super-human vampire. He gets killed by Morbius.
Changes to characters
Adrian Toomes / Vulture: He is transported here from the MCU.
Martine Bancroft: Milo wounds her mortally.
Lucien "Milo": Poisoned by Morbius.
Artificial blood: They are able to create blood that can be used for humans.
Morbius's serum: It turn people into super-humans. More info above.
Morbius's poison: It can instantly kill anyone, even super-human vampires.
Vampire powers: More info above.
Scenes and elements from previous films:
- Daily Bugle newspaper is shown
- Mention of Venom.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Mention of Spider-Man.
- The Vulture is shown.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) / Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
- The reality shift is shown.
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Things I liked
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How does it compare to the other works of the creators?
I haven't seen any other works of the writers (Burk Sharpless & Matt Sazama). I don't consider this a good script.
From the director (Daniel Espinosa), I've seen Life (2017), and that was okay. Morbius was worse, the story just falls apart.
How does it compare to the original source?
It has many similar elements:
- ASM #101: Morbius gets attacked on a ship, he kills the crew, then jumps into the water.
- ASM #102: Morbius makes the experiment on a ship. He kills his friend (Emil Nikol) after changing into a vampire. Then, he jumps into the water.
- ASM #699.1: Morbius was brought up in Greece, and he had a childhood friend.
- ASM #699.1: Morbius used to walk with a cane.
- ASM #101: Morbius has regular human abilities at day, he gets his powers at night.
- ASM #102: Martine was his girlfriend from the start.
- ASM #102: Morbius looks like his vampire self even as a human, just not white.
- ASM #102: He accepted the Nobel prize, as he needed funding for his research.
- ASM #102: Morbius expects to only have days, or even hours left when he starts the experiment, so he is desperate.
- ASM #699.1: He didn't go to the Nobel prize ceremony because he was too fragile for that.
How does it compare to the other films in the series?
Morbius basically has the same story of the Venom movies - a super-powered protagonist fighting against an antagonist who has the same powers -, but it lacks the humour of those.
How does it compare to other adaptations of the same story?
Although it was a while ago when I've seen it, I feel that the Spider-Man animated version of the story was more fun.
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I didn't really like the story, but it was just the weak story, not logical problems that would have prevented me from enjoying Morbius.
The trip: As we know that Morbius is weak and requires constant medical care, why does he take the trip himself? It's not like he is going to examine the bats at the cave, he plans to take them to New York. Who will make the blood transfusions? Is there a medical lab in the helicopter? The crew he brings with him could have collected the samples even without him.
Palm slicing: Why does Morbius slice his palm? Especially, with a non-sterile knife? Shouldn't he have sterile scalpels for this purpose? Also, how does he plan to work his science with a bandaged hand? Palm and finger injuries are painful to work with.
The helicopter crew: Morbius doesn't give them enough information, and just let them get attacked by the bats. While we don't see the results, it's safe to assume that they will get into the helicopter, and leave Morbius, especially as he has already paid them. How does Morbius plan to leave the jungle?
The beginning: The beginning, up to the scene where we first see the doctor working in the research lab, is unnecessary. We get enough background info without time jumps to understand the character. When we see that Morbius repairs the device with a spring as a sign of being a genius is just laughable anyway.
The mercenary: Why does the mercenary go to the passengers? Why does he antagonise the girl? It makes no sense.
Jumping off the ship: How far did he had to swim? Where exactly was that ship anyway? To be in international waters, they had to be at least 370 kms (230 miles) away from USA shores. How many days did he swim without drinking any blood?
The funding: Where does Morbius gets his funding? He doesn't seem to care for the money he'd get from accepting the Nobel prize. If he gets money from Milo, how rich is Milo? Also, how come that Milo is so rich, even though he has the same debilitating disease Morbius has, and he doesn't seem like he is doing any kind of work. We know that Milo sometimes do gambling, but I don't assume he is able to be that successful.
Drama for drama's sake: When Morbius tells Milo that he can't give the serum to him, he could have explained that Milo should wait until he makes a safer version of the serum, instead of just refusing him.
The first kiss: It felt out of place, and it was only there to provide incentive for Milo's hatred. I get it that is was there so the audience would know that Morbius is heterosexual, and he is only friends with Milo, but it felt like the girl is sexually harassing Morbius, and I'm not sure if that sexual harassment is more acceptable than implied homosexuality...
Milo's dose: Who gave the serum to Milo? And how did they know how to administer it? It's not just a magic potion that had to be drunk. There were two people who knew anything about the serum - Morbius and the girl -, and it was neither of them. So, this seems like a plot-hole for me.
The capture of Morbius: First, why did Morbius decide to run up to the roof? What was his plan? Then, how did the police officer reach the roof almost immediately after Morbius? That guy had to take the stairs the hard way. Also, why did Morbius gave himself up? It's not like he had to be afraid of a gun. After he had seen that he is afraid of the wind, Morbius could have just jump downstairs, and get away on the street.
No restraints: Even though the police has seen the vampire shredding through people on the security camera footage, and jumping up multiple levels to reach the roof, they still treat him like a normal person. They put him into a regular prison cell, they even let people visit him in his cell. This doesn't look like a wise choice.
Morbius on the bus: As noticed by Ryan George, the female colleague takes random turns to shake the police officers, then takes a random bus to get away, and Morbius just happens to be on the bus, exactly in the next seat.
Establishing the abilities: Morbius has plenty of abilities. Some of them are established and shown how he experiments and learns how to use them, others abilities just happen to come up when it's useful for the character.
- When he is almost beaten by Milo, he suddenly learns to fly to escape.
- When he is almost beaten by Milo again, he suddenly has an intuition to summon the bats of the city, and he happens also get the ability to control them.
The final fight: There was no tension. Both of the people who could have been used as a hostage was killed. There was no limit in time. We knew that Morbius won't die. So, we had to wait for minutes to see the victory of Morbius, that we already knew would happen.
The antagonist: I'm getting tired that in these Spider-Man spin-off movies, we only see the protagonist fight against his mirror counterpart. In Venom, he has to fight symbiotes. In Morbius, he fights another vampire. It would be like if the Spider-Man movies would be about the main character beating different spider-powered people.
The Vulture in the cell: He just calmly notices that he is in another dimension. How does he know this? Why doesn't he get surprised? How does he know that it has something to do with Spider-Man, especially after his memory of Spider-Man was erased by Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home?
The Vulture suit: In the MCU version, it was not Toomes who came up with the technology, he used Chitauri parts to cobble the suit together. How did he acquire the required technology to build a brand new suit? (Update: Some people speculate that the Sony's Spider-Man Universe is the one we have seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 1-2 movies, and the Vulture got his gear from Oscorp.)
The abilities granted by the serum: The movie seemingly tries to look realistic. Yet, the abilities provided by the serum are out of place. It provides abilities of vampire bats - hunger for blood, claws and fangs, echolocation (although bat's echolocation is more local, they can't sense a whole city block). However, the rest of the abilities is just pure magical:
- Bats can't hang from the ceiling by special abilities - they are just light enough to stay there. A human sized bat would just fall off.
- Bats don't move faster than usual - they move that fast because they are small and agile. A human sized bat would be just as clumsy as a human.
- Bats are not especially strong. They can't even break bat-sized doors open.
- Bats are not especially good jumpers.
- Bats are able to glide (and fly) because they have wings. Without wings, they wouldn't be able to do it.
- Bats can't summon and control other bats.
Stupid doctor: The doctor uses artificial blood, that's becoming less effective, thinking that he'll need to drink real blood. However, he could just use donated blood, it's not necessary to murder people and drink directly from their veins. He seems to need about four litres of blood daily. That's not cheap, but using his superhuman powers, he should be able to get that amount of money.
Not interesting powers: We have seen vampires. These characters are basically vampires, with every advantage, but without their disadvantages and weaknesses. This makes the action scenes less interesting. Even without drinking blood, they still retain their normal human abilities, they don't turn to dust or fall into torpor.
Not interesting fights: As both the protagonist and the antagonist has the same powers, it's up to the decision of the writers, who will win. And as the story is titled Morbius, the audience probably knows that it means that Morbius will win. This robs any kind of tension from the story.
- Why did the vampire bats evade Morbius at the beginning of the movie? Why did they swarm out of the cave, instead of trying to suck the blood out of his wound?
- What happens to the little girl Morbius puts into a medically induced coma?
- Why do the vampires have streaks of colours around them when they move?
- What happened to the girl? Did she turn into a vampire? If she did, will the old guy also turn into a vampire?
- What's up with the suicide plan of Morbius? He prepared to kill himself after defeating Milo. What changed his mind?
- What happened to the third vial of the serum? Did Milo take both?
- Why did the Vulture get here?
- How did the Vulture get out of prison?
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Possibilities of improvement
- Cut the beginning, up to the scene where we first meet Morbius at the Horizon Labs.
- Make better CGI for the vampire faces, because sometimes they looked very plastic.
- Add blood to the combat scenes. This story is not for children anyway.
How it could have been better?
Focus more on either the research to make the serum - and make that interesting somehow -, or on the research to change back to normal.
Add some urgency to the injecting himself with the serum. In the original comics, he only had days (or probably hours) left, that's why he had to hurry.
Make Milo the one who Morbius wants to cure, instead of himself. That would make Morbius look like a better person.
Don't let Milo become a monster. That just makes the story a cheap copy of the Venom movies. Or at least make him get totally different powers, to make things interesting. For example, one of them could get the ability to fly, the other could get bat control. One of them could get super-speed, the other one super-strength. This would change the story for the better.
Give the vampires weaknesses. Even in the comics, Morbius was a normal human during the day, and only got his abilities after sunset. They could get blinded by strong lights and stunned by harsh sounds. They could get disoriented and nauseous by the cacophony of street noises.
Make the bats special. We see that they grant special powers to them. Let there be some ancient legend of a vampire god, whose descendants are the vampire bats of that specific Costa Rican cave, that are slumbering for hundreds of years and only wake up for the smell of blood. It can be anything ridiculous, it just needs to make it look like the ridiculous results of the experiment have some basis.
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Behind the scenes
Thoughts about the reviews of others
Carrying the bats: Some people argue that the bat trap was too small to carry the number of bats we see later. However, he could have just brought a handful, and they may have reproduce to reach the number we see. There are also some reviews who argue against the possibility of getting the bats through customs - however, as a scientist, he could have permit from the CDC and the US Wilflife Service (see: Bringing Bats into the United States).
The bats attacking Milo: Some people think it's not logical that the bats are friendly to Morbius, because he became a half-human half-bat hybrid, but still attack Milo, who is practically the same. However, Morbius might have developed the bat controlling power earlier than Milo, and even though those poor bats would have been totally friendly to Milo, they were mind controlled by Morbius to attack him.
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- Set in a contemporary fantasy setting.
- A man with an illness wants to cure himself.
- A researcher (doctor) experiments on himself, leading to complications.
- A man transforms into a monster (a human / vampire bat hybrid) due to an experiment.
- A calm man transforms into a violent monster when triggered (needs blood).
- A man is betrayed by his friend.
- The romantic interest of the protagonist is killed by the antagonist.
- The mentor of the protagonist is killed by the antagonist.
- When Morbius kills the security guards on the ship, it could be used to depict a creature intruding into a ship, spaceship or other confined space.
- When Milo kills the nurse, it could be used to depict a murder by an evil killer.
The cure: One of the characters (or a friend) needs a cure for his disease / curse / disadvantage. They get news that a possible cure was made, but they don't know about the side effects yet.
- Will the characters take it, no matter the risks? They might need to steal the cure from the researchers.
- The owner of the cure offers it for the character, but they ask something immoral in exchange for that.
- The friend of the characters took the cure, and horrible side effects changed him into a monster. The characters have to capture him, so he won't do any more damage. They should probably also try to find a way to cure the friend from the side effects.
Murder spree: People are killed, and they show similar sign of murder method (no blood / sucked marrow / gelatinous bones / no brain). The players get involved (they are hired, or one of their friends have a murdered relative), and they have to find the killer, and stop him.
- It's some kind of otherworldy creature who found its way to their city. It just tries to get back home. They can help the creature get back, and solve the problem without resorting to violence.
- It's a result of an experiment gone wrong. Even if they stop the creature, the creators might make new ones, so they have to find the source.
- The creature is the first one of his kind arriving here, if it's not stopped, others will arrive / hatch. They have to find and destroy the portal / nest.
Hunting: One attacker controls the creatures, the defender controls the security guards. Intruders attacked the place, and the security guards try to repel the attackers. The playing area is set up by the defender, it has to be full of narrow corridors, that could be multi-level. The defender chooses his team. Then the attacker chooses his team - he has to decide whether to use a single, more powerful intruder, or spend the points on more, but less strong ones. The attacker chooses a starting area for every model, and writes this down. Then the defender deploys their models anywhere on the playing area. Then the attacker can reveal the location of any of their creatures at the beginning of a turn. The attacker can then deploys the models, and make an action with them. As the creatures can hide really well, they are not forced to reveal even if the defenders are in the same area. The attacker wins if they kill every defender. The defender wins if they kill every attacker, while more than half of their units stay alive.
Storm the nest: The attacker knows that creatures live in the area, the defender controls these creatures. The playing area is set up by the defender. The players choose their team. The defender has to decide whether to use a single, more powerful creature, or spend the points on more, but less strong ones. The defender chooses a starting area for every model in the middle half of the playing area, and writes this down. Then the attacker deploys their models on the edge of the playing area. Then the defender can reveal the location of any of their creatures at the beginning of a turn. The defender can then deploys the models, and make an action with them. As the creatures can hide really well, they are not forced to reveal even if the attackers are in the same area. The attacker wins if they kill every defender. The defender wins if they kill all of the attackers, or all of the creatures leave the playing area.
Miniatures - 1/50-1/60 (28-32mm scale)
Murbius in human form: Human-sized (S3) modern civilian in a long coat or in a hoodie.
Vampires (Morbius, Milo): Human-sized (S3) modern savage humanoid, with fangs and claws.
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Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886): In a then contemporary setting, a researcher experiments on himself, changing him into a monster (a violent brute).
Hulk (Marvel): In a contemporary fantasy setting, a calm scientist turns into a violent monster when he is triggered (enraged).
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Six Arms Saga #1-3 (1971): In a contemporary fantasy setting, a researcher (Morbius) experiments on himself, changing him into a monster (a living vampire). Although this is not a good story, it's still slightly better than the movie.
The Fly (1986): In a contemporary setting, a researcher experiments on himself, changing him into a monster (a human / fly hybrid). The Fly is a better movie, although more horrifying.
TV series & episodes
Spider-Man: The Animated Series: Season 2 Ep1-2, 6-10 (1995-1996): In a contemporary fantasy setting, a researcher (Morbius) experiments on himself, changing him into a monster (a living vampire). As far as I remember, this series was more fun than the Morbius movie.
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Is the Morbius film based on a book or comics?
Yes, Morbius is based on the Morbius stories from the Spider-Man comics.
Is the Morbius film a remake or reboot?
No, the Morbius film is neither a remake nor a reboot in the traditional sense. The story has a previous animated adaptation, but the focus of that story is Spider-Man, Morbius is just a supporting character.
Is Morbius a sequel?
No, the Morbius movie is not a sequel, as it doesn't have any connection to previous happening in the same universe. However, there were some movies that show those previous events.
Is Morbius part of the MCU? Is Morbius in the MCU?
That's a good question. I'd say that currently Morbius (and the whole Sony's Spider-Man Universe) is a separate setting from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but as we have seen, characters from this universe (Venom) can travel to the MCU (as seen in Spider-Man 3: No Way Home (2021)) or MCU characters (the Vulture) can arrive into this world (as seen in this movie).
Is there a post credit scene in Morbius? Does Morbius have end credit scenes? Does Morbius have a post credit scene?
Yes, there's are mid-credit scenes in Morbius.
Can kids watch Morbius?
As Morbius is a PG13 movie, technically they could watch it. However, due to the violent scenes I wouldn't recommend it. The lack of blood doesn't make violence more acceptable for me.
Is Morbius worth seeing?
This is really up to your taste and expectations. Morbius is not a great movie, but you might enjoy it, especially if you don't mind illogical elements, or if you are a lifelong fan of Jared Leto or the character of Morbius.
Did people like Morbius?
I assume there are some people who like Morbius. Neither the depiction of the character, nor the movie was really good though.
Why people don't like Morbius? Why don't people like Morbius? Why did people not like Morbius?
Most people don't like Morbius, because it's not a good movie. Luckily, there are people who don't mind that, so there are some who actually like Morbius.
Why does everyone hate Morbius? Why do people hate Morbius?
Not everyone hates Morbius. I'm pretty sure there are a few people who liked it.
Is it true that Sony spoiled Morbius?
I wouldn't say it really matters that Sony spoiled Morbius. Yes, there are some scenes in the trailer that spoiled some parts, but the movie didn't make much sense anyway.
Where can I see Morbius? What is Morbius playing on? What streaming service is Morbius on? Where can I watch Morbius online? Is Morbius available on Netflix? Is Morbius on Amazon?
As of 2022.04.03, Morbius is available on Vudu. It is promised to be available on first on Netflix, then on Amazon Video, Disney+ and Hulu.
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Morbius: Official website.
IMDB: Morbius (2022): Database article.
WikiPedia: Morbius (film): Database article.
Letterboxd: Morbius 2022: Database article.
Rotten Tomatoes: Morbius 2022: Database article.
TVTropes: Film / Morbius (2022): Database article.
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Reviews with no spoilers - Morbius film (2022)
AngryJoe, OtherJoe & Alex (for AngryJoeShow): Morbius - Angry Movie Review: Review video of the Morbius movie, with spoilers. The beginning contains no spoilers.Ł
Jeremy Jahns: Morbius - Movie Review: Review video about the Morbius film with minor spoilers.Ł
Reviews with spoilers - Morbius film (2022)
AngryJoe, OtherJoe & Alex (for AngryJoeShow): Morbius - Angry Movie Review: Review video of the Morbius movie, with spoilers. The beginning contains no spoilers.Ł
Doug Walker (For Channel Awesome): Morbius - Untitled Review Show: Review video of the Morbius movie, with spoilers.Ł
Matt Singer (for ScreenCrush): ‘Morbius’ Review: A Frankensteined Vampire Movie: Review article of the Morbius movie, with spoilers.
Reviews with spoilers - Hungarian - Morbius film (2022)
Simonyi Gáspár & Zalaba Ferenc (for IGN Hungary): The worst Marvel film of Sony? - Morbius review with SPOILERS (in Hungarian): Review video of the Morbius movie, with spoilers, in Hungarian.Ł
Analysis - Morbius movie (2022)
Ryan George (for Pitch Meetings): Morbius Pitch Meeting: Humorous analysis video, explaining the problems in Morbius.Ł
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