4K/Blu-Ray Review: “Morbius”

 

 

Sharing the same universe as the recent “Venom” films, “Morbius” (known to Marvel Comics fans as Morbius: The Living Vampire) set the world on fire commercially when released in early 2022. Did not put It was criticized for its screenplay. , performance, visual effects, and everything in between, it managed to garner a small profit, but was nowhere near as successful as properties built entirely by Marvel Studios. The film is meant to set up a possible Sinister Six films (as evidenced by the awkward mid-credits scenes), but also takes in the world of Blade with the possible inclusion of Spider-Man at some point. Still, it seems Sony has made an unfortunate start, releasing a series of movies (Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage included) that don’t quite match the quality of their Disney-owned counterparts. Still, it’s nice to see a franchise expanding into different factions, much like the original comics, which went in myriad directions with multiple characters from different storylines and universes. But at this juncture, Morbius is the least accepted of the Sony-produced Marvel movies.

 

Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) is a brilliant doctor and scientist who suffers from a blood disorder that leaves him weak and unable to walk without assistance. He grows up in a hospital environment under the care of Dr. Nicholas (Jared Harris) with his friend and surrogate brother Milo (Matt Smith), who also suffers from the same disorder. He spends his life looking for a cure, revolutionizing medicine with the invention of synthetic blood, but that’s not enough. He eventually begins to conduct secret, illegal experiments with vampire bats, making himself a guinea pig to test. His experiments are successful, but the results turn him into a living vampire, armed with supernatural abilities and a thirst for blood. Martin (Adria Arjona), a fellow scientist and close friend, discovers what Michael is doing and tries to help him, but does the same feat before anyone else can step in and help himself heal. and kill people. A pair of FBI agents, Rodriguez (Al Madrigal) and Stroud (Tyrese Gibson), are on the trail, and Michael must now focus all his energy on undoing the effects of the cure, while no one else is framing him for murder. .

 

Question at hand: is “Morbius” as bad as the internet would lead anyone to believe? Not at all It’s not the worst thing ever, but it’s not a home race either. It’s mediocrely poor for most of its running time, though it does have some interesting ideas. But was it a case of a studio tinkering with its product to such an extent that it was scrapped before it was released? Perhaps. Judging by the multiple rounds of reshoots before it hits the theatres, it certainly looks like something has gone wrong. It’s also unclear how much Sony knew about the outcome of Spider-Man: No Way Home because Morbius was originally supposed to take place in the same universe. As the end result shows, this is not the case. Spider-Man is only mentioned once and Adrian Tomes’ character apparently had more contact with Michael Morbius in the film’s first trailer. So was Marvel Studios in talks with its Sony partners about the direction of the Spider-Man series? you be the judge.

 

In any case, “Morbius” is a terrifying movie for many, so much so that internet trolls have inadvertently given the film a new life as a potential cult item. But whether it will reach the same plateau as the recent Cats movie—likewise released, re-released and adjusted by studios before laughing at movie screens—remains to be seen. I personally found some parts of the film mildly amusing and others not so much, but it’s definitely not up to par.

 

“Morbius” was captured digitally in various formats by cinematographer Oliver Wood (Die Hard 2, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, The Bourne Identity) The film was finished as a native 4K digital intermediate at 2.39:1 aspect ratio (meaning it is a digital film). Blu ray release not as strong as Its 4K Ultra HD counterpart, but it’s still strong. Because the film was shot in such high quality, the same excellent depth is on display. The CGI is mostly mixed in with the live action elements, though a few sequences definitely stand out, with Michael’s opening moments standing outside a cave full of bats. Blu Ray detail is less than its 4K counterpart, but it’s still a great high-definition presentation of the film.

 

The main audio option is English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Dolby Atmos track included 4K Ultra HD Release This is a knockout and more powerful than the standard DTS-HD option, but it’s still a muscular track in its own right. The dialogue exchange is clear and precise, while the surrounding speakers are given plenty to work with, from quiet ambient moments to LFE-powered explosions and gunfire. The sound effects revolve around the sound stage while the score is offered an abundance of aural authority. In short, both the soundtracks will give your system a great workout.

 

My conclusion, MORBIUS may only be a good outing for die hard fans, but for anyone else, it’s a sub-par film that actually has a lot of potential but fails to explore.

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