Set in the same universe as Venom, the film follows Leto’s Dr Michael Morbius, a scientist suffering with a rare blood disease, whose attempted cure gives him superhuman abilities and a form of vampirism.
If anything, the basic plotline is similar to Edward Norton’s The Incredible Hulk, with Leto’s Living Vampire channelling Bruce Banner with the line: “You wouldn’t like me when I’m hungry.”
Despite being a Spider-Man villain, Morbius ends up being something of a protagonist against his surrogate brother, Matt Smith’s Milo, who uses the “cure” to heal the same rare blood disease they share and become a vampire of sorts –although largely without the red gore despite the film being a 15.
What follows is a tired superhero movie trope of the villain having the same powers as the hero but planning to use them for like evil or something. Again, much like The Abomination in The Incredible Hulk.
Published at Thu, 31 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0000