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Morbius | Review

★★

There’s a pungency to the corporate desperation with which Sony continue to seek a means to exist in the world of IP universes. An existence outwit their family friendly frolics with the Marvel machine. Surprise success with Venom might have hinted at a code cracked but Morbius brings things back to square one. Or, rather, Daniel Espinosa’s infeasibly bland entry into the ‘Sony Spider-Man Universe’ exposes a studio still stuck in an tiresome past. Put simply, the big players in this game have long since abandoned so rote an approach to origins story tentpoles. Venom had the same faults but found salvation in the sheer force of its comic character. Morbius offers neither comic relief nor character.

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