As the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to grow by multiple films year after year, Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU) is also beginning to take shape. After Sony had already produced three «Spider-Man» films with Tom Holland in the title role, it is now the well-known adversaries of the friendly spider next door, especially from the comics, who are supposed to find their way into the cinema. After two » Venom » films, which primarily live from the boundless playfulness of leading actor Tom Hardy , after a long wait, Jared Leto as Morbius has finally been able to be seen in local cinemas since March 31, 2022.
And it’s an extraordinary Marvel film that many fans have been particularly excited (and long) awaiting. Because » Morbius » was repeatedly postponed, most recently because of the mega blockbuster » Spider-Man: No Way Home «, which they wanted to give even more time for its impressive triumph at the box office. While you can even experience the latter at home * now, you’ll have to wait a little longer until Marvel’s vampire horror action hits home theaters. However, impatient comic fans can already secure their copy now – although it might be worth pre-ordering, especially in the case of the limited edition:
» «Morbius» Limited 4K Steelbook at Amazon *
» «Morbius» Limited 4K Steelbook at MediaMarkt *
» «Morbius» DVD, Blu-ray & 4K at Amazon *
With the recent ties between the MCU and SSU, Marvel collectors can’t avoid putting «Morbius» on their shelves. Steelbook fans can also be happy: Like all previous films from both heroic universes, «Morbius» will also appear as a limited edition in the popular steel jacket. However, we cannot give an unreserved purchase recommendation — which unfortunately is mainly due to the film itself.
«Morbius»: Generic CGI fireworks
The screen debut of Dr. Michael Morbius ( Jared Leto ), who after decades of research is finally on the verge of finding a cure for his rare blood disease, starts off quite promisingly and, especially at the beginning, suggests that the wait for the bloodsucker actioner was actually worth it. A fallacy.
«Morbius» begins as an atmospheric and, above all, dark little horror highlight that you wouldn’t necessarily expect from a Marvel film. The bloodsucker makes short work of a mercenary force aboard a ship and is thus introduced as a truly menacing killing machine. However, that strong start is followed by a lot of the rest of the film, in which hardly anything is right.
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