In the recent past, studios have made the first ten minutes of their current hits freely available online for the streaming premiere in order to attract additional audiences. Today is the opening of “Morbius’ to see.
The time window between the start of cinema and home cinema or streaming is getting smaller and smaller, so that many films sometimes only need six weeks to get from the big screen to the screen – this has only just happened with the sequel to the Schwarzenegger action film “Eraser”. . For a few months now, a tried and tested means of perhaps picking up a few viewers who could not be lured to the cinema has been to make the first ten minutes of a film accessible to everyone. Thanks to the unusually large insight, the potential audience can get an accurate picture and finally decide: Do I want to see more or not? If so, the rest of the film is just a few mouse clicks away.
After Sony had already done so with “Bad Boys For Life”, the Hollywood studio is now resorting to this option again: Just in time for the film’s VOD launch in the US, you can watch the first ten minutes of “Morbius” see now on youtube:
Marvel fans in this country who are in the mood for the remaining one and a half hours of film after getting started have to go to the cinema for this at the moment. While the film’s release in home cinemas is still a little long in coming, the comic vampire horror action is still in the program of some cinemas. Amazon lists DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray for June 23:
» “Morbius” Standard Editions on Amazon*
While ten minutes is a truly fair chance for any potential viewer to see a film for themselves, we can cite Sony’s weakest chapter yet Spider-Man Universewhich, in addition to the “Spider-Man” adventures with Tom Holland, also includes the two “Venom” films, can only be recommended with reservations.
“Morbius”: Generic, interchangeable, uninspired
The story of Dr. who suffered from a rare blood disease since childhood. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto), who has devoted his entire life to researching a cure that will eventually turn him into a vampire, has the potential to bring a little gloom to the otherwise colorful and cheerful world of Marvel heroes in the cinema. And in fact, director Daniel Espinosa (“Life”) succeeds in establishing the newly minted bloodsucker as a thoroughly menacing killing machine – at least as far as the FSK 12 rating allows.
But the longer the film goes on, the more nonsensical the plot becomes and the more uninspired the action, which mutates into uncreative and soulless CGI mud in the final act. And yes, even Jared Leto remains amazingly pale (and not just on the outside).
The Oscar winner, who is wonderfully independent in films like “Suicide Squad” or “House Of Gucci”, should have pushed a little more on the tube here, too. Similar to Tom Hardy in “Venom”, that would have at least increased the fun factor, if not too much else fits together here…
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