The poster for Morbius
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Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘MORBIUS’

It’s Morbin’ Time!

The poster for Morbius

Morbius is perhaps the most needless comic book movie ever made. Centered around a D-level Spider-Man villain, it lacks several crucial ingredients.

First and foremost, Spider-Man is not in Morbius. In fact, contrary to what the trailers will have you believe, he’s barely even mentioned.

Thus, it’s just a film about an anti-hero who’s uninteresting. That would be fine if the plot, script, acting, action, or anything, quite frankly, worked.

Morbius is a mess. Both the titular vampire and his plot conveniently evil foil, Milo, are paper thin caricatures.

Milo, or Lucian played by Matt Smith, is bad because Morbius needs someone to fight. His actions, and that of the plot at large, have zero context. This looks, feels, and plays like a superhero flick from the early 2000s.

And the fact that it flopped twice doesn’t bode well for Sony’s burgeoning Spider-Man universe. It’s reviews, equally appalling, don’t lend much credibility to the prospect either.

Now, sit back, suck a Baby Shark IPA from Aslin Beer Co. dry, and dance shirtless without a care! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. Cash, and Chumpzilla are morbin’ as hard as anyone has ever morbed!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – The line between hero and villain will be broken! (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – After a word from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, we metaphorically stake this film in its hollow, black heart. (49:33)
  • The “Morbin’s Time” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast throws synthetic blood into our eyes, and then Capt. Cash challenges the field to trivia about the movie. (59:12)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We finish off “Hops and Blood Sucking Flops” with Mel Brooks’ Dracula Dead and Loving It! (1:09:11)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—how it fell on its face at the box office again and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly
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Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops

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