Saturday, June 15, 2024

The “Morbius” Reviews Are in And They Are Very, Very Bad: “Worst Marvel Movie Ever” — 17% on Rotten Tomatoes


The reviews are coming in for Sony-Marvel’s “Morbius.”

UPDATED They are very, very bad. On Rotten Tomatoes, with 108 reviews filed, the rating is 17%. And falling.

“Morbius” cost around $100 million after extensive reshoots. It stars Jared Leto as the mad scientist from the Spider Verse, Dr, Michael Morbius, who screws up an experiment and becomes a living vampire. Spider Man is not in the movie. Neither is MJ or Aunt May.

“Morbius” was has been moving around the release calendar for about 18 months. There was never a good time to release it, apparently. And there still isn’t.

Rolling Stone asks: “Is Morbius the worst Marvel movie ever made? In an alternate universe without The New Mutants, the answer would likely be yes ”

Variety: “The entire movie, directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, is generic — naggingly, almost jarringly so. You watch it and think, “This is what now passes for a new Marvel chapter?”

USA Today: “Rather than a fang-tastic time, Morbius is just a soul-sucking effort.”

You get the picture.

Previews tomorrow night, opens Friday.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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