A thriller/horror mixed with a Marvel. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Yet it isn’t. Not even a little. That is despite a cast with plenty of talent who would draw film fans’ butts into the seats on their own. You would think that all together that would double your pleasure. Actually, there is little to no pleasure to be found here. Just me shaking my head at all except for Matt Smith.
The story revolves around a man who works as a biochemist. Michael Morbius (played by Jared Leto) has a rare blood disease and sets about trying to find a cure for it so he can save himself and others. A mistake is made and Morbius is not only not cured but is infected with a type of vampirism.
Though the cast does not come off well here (exception being Matt Smith, who seems to be having a world of fun here) though it is hard to fault them as the script, written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, is a mess. Fromage is the word for the dialogue. Stilted, lacking pace and just darn off. As for the story it is here, there and everywhere. Con-vo-lu-ted, people! It also is really similar to the Venom films, so there’s that on top of all of the other bad stuff.
Very few films are all good or all bad so there are some (few) positives here. The film looks good due to the CGI effects. They are cool. Details have been thought of and are crisp as….well, you know the rest of that sentence.
-Outtakes and Bloopers
-Lights, Camera, Action
-Defining the Anit-Hero
-Doing the Stunt Work
-Doing the Good, Bad & Ugly – Supporting Cast
-Nocturnal Easter Eggs
-From Human to Vampire: Visual Effects