The official Rotten Tomatoes score for Jared Leto’s Morbius has been revealed ahead of the film’s release this weekend.
Morbius is currently sitting at 19% on the popular review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 80 reviews from professional critics. The Jared Leto starrer is preparing to begin its global rollout but its score marks a new low for Sony’s Marvel productions, as its lower than the ones for Venom and its follow-up Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which stand at 30% and 58%, respectively.
The first reactions to Morbius dropped last week, with most of them being mixed-to-negative. A number of viewers were displeased with the film’s plot, citing its post-credits scenes as an example of bad writing. The film suffered numerous delays, with the latest one happening as a result of the box office success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was the highest-grossing film of 2021.
Earlier this week, Morbius director Daniel Espinosa teased that there’s a Spider-Man in Sony’s Marvel universe and that we’d soon find out who it is. “It is my understanding that audiences will discover the answer soon,” Espinosa told CinemaBlend.
Here is the synopsis for Morbius:
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.
Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach produced the project with Lucas Foster, with Palak Patel overseeing it for Sony.
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Source: Rotten Tomatoes