Jared Leto, hot on the heels of his uninspired Joker in Suicide Squad, now gives us an even more uninspired Morbius, the Living Vampire. Even Matt Smith’s scenery-chewing isn’t enough to save this slog of a movie, which isn’t even bad enough to be fun. Sigh. The great superhero movie rewatch does Morbius so you don’t have to.
His banter with Matt Smith’s Milo is fun in the early parts of the movie, before the plot kicks in, and if the movie was just Leto and Smith limping through Manchester-disguised-as-New York and snarking at each other, it would’ve been a lot more fun. But that’s dispensed with in fairly short order, and most of the movie is a desultory checking off of all the boxes of an action-adventure movie, and doing so in as sodden a manner as possible. For instance, I knew Milo was going to kill Nicholas pretty much from the nanosecond it was established that Nicholas was the adult Milo’s caretaker, which was less than an hour into the film, and since neither Jared Harris nor the script bothered to imbue him with any kind of personality, it was hard to give a damn when the inevitable finally happened.