Harry Situation Reviews: Jurassic World Dominion
The end of a saga 65 million years in the making.
Jurassic World Dominion is the third installment in the Jurassic World trilogy and the sixth installment in the overall Jurassic Park franchise. Colin Trevorrow returns as director and writer along with Jurassic World/Jurassic Park alumini Christ Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, Isabella Sermon, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.
Set four years after the events of Fallen Kingdom, humans are forced to share a world where dinosaurs roam once again. Owen Grady (reprised by Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (reprised by Bryce Dallas Howard) are now the adoptive parents of Maisie Lockwood (reprised by Isabella Sermon) and are trying their best to protect her from the world. Things change when they find that their old friend Blue the Velociraptor has an offspring of her own that is taken. Grady and Dearing do all they can to try and get the little dinosaur back.
Elsewhere, the survivors of the original Jurassic Park, paleontologist Doctor Alan Grant (reprised by Sam Neill); paleobotanist Doctor Ellie Sattler (reprised by Laura Dern); and mathematician Doctor Ian Malcolm (reprised by Jeff Goldblum); are brought to a facility owned by BioSyn, the rival company of Ingen. There they discover that they have been making new dinosaurs of their own such as the fierce Pyroraptor, the odd looking Therizinosaurus, and the extremely dangerous Giganotosaurus.
The Jurassic Park franchise has always been special to me. It's the whole reason I'm obsessed with dinosaurs. It's because of the first film it's why I wanted to be a paleontologist. And these Jurassic World movies have been a hit or miss with me. The first Jurassic World was a surprising fun thriller that took home over a billion dollars at the box office. And Fallen Kingdom was a piece of shit.
So the first positive I want to get out of the way is the cast. Having the original cast back is a sight to behold. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum were great. It was so fun seeing them together and interacting again. Plus, it was fun seeing the OG cast interact with the new cast. Everybody was great in this. Although if I had to pick which group is my favorite, I'm going with the OG group. Maybe that's a personal bias for the original film but, then again, why wouldn't I pick the original cast members, right?
And of course where would the franchise be without its groundbreaking effects. The special effects were top tier in this film. I haven't seen a splendid use of both visual and practical effects since the original film. Emphasis on the practical side. I feel that's something that the other two Jurassic World movies were missing out on.
As a dinosaur fanatic I did enjoy seeing the dinosaurs, especially the new ones. After six films we finally have feathered dinosaurs in a Jurassic movie. My favorites being the Pyroraptor and the Therizinosaurus. And let me just say that the Therizinosaurus is an absolute badass. While it only had a small amount of screen time and I'm in love with this dinosaur. I cannot wait to add it to my parks in Jurassic World Evolution 2.
But now is is the time to talk about all the bad. First up, the writing. This is the third film director Colin Trevorrow has also served as one of the lead writers for this new series of Jurassic Park movies. And this is also the third time he's proven that is not a good writer, and it shows with the main story. The main story is all over the place. First the got the stuff regarding Blue and Beta, the Velociraptors. Then there's Maisie, the human clone (and most unlikable character in the franchise). Then there's Grant, Sattler, and Malcolm fucking around at Biosyn. Then you got Dr. Henry Wu (reprised by B.D. Wong) and his conflicts with Biosyn CEO Lewis Dodgson (played by Campbell Scott). Yeah, that's right. Dodgson! Dodgson! We got Dodgson here! Eh, nobody cares.
Bottom line, the story is all over the place and it is such a mess to follow. Personally, I don't think Trevorrow understands balance, which might explain why the plot keeps jumping around. It's funny how people bitch about never getting a chance to see how his version of Star Wars Episode 9 would have turned out when they forget that he fucked up the Jurassic franchise with Fallen Kingdom.
More so, the other issue I have is when he tries to insert quirkiness into the story. That seems to be habit in each Jurassic World movie. Everyone has to make some sort of joke or somebody has to do something that seems out of the norm in an attempt to seem quirky. Trevorrow is trying to apply the same formula from Marvel into Jurassic Park, which is seriously unnecessary. I mean, it's fucking Jurassic Park. We want to see dinosaurs eat people for crying out loud not Owen Grady justify why he's carrying a baby Velociraptor on his back.
Overall, Jurassic World Dominion is a fine popcorn flick. I think this movie is better than Fallen Kingdom. It's certainly an improvement. However, it falls short from being good due to its poor writing. But I definitely had more fun watching this than Fallen Kingdom and I wouldn't mind seeing it again... when it hits Redbox.
There's been speculation that this will be the last Jurassic Park film in the franchise. It's certainly promoting itself as such. I don't believe that this is the last Jurassic Park movie, and honestly, I hope the franchise never ends. If the first Jurassic Park got me interested in dinosaurs and paleontology, then Jurassic World is probably doing that for this new generations of children. That's one of the spectacles of the franchise. If a kid somewhere wants to learn more about prehistoric life in the past and maybe make a career out of it that is awesome. So I say keep making movies. One day Universal Pictures might make their Fast & Furious/Jurassic Park crossover... in the next 65 million years or so.
-The OG cast & New Gen cast
-Outstanding visuals & practical effects
-New (feathered) dinosaurs
-Attempt at quirkiness
-Colin Trevorrow's writing
-2 1/2 hours? Really?
Final Grade: C+
So those are my thoughts on Jurassic World Dominion. Have you seen it? What were your thoughts on it? What's your favorite moment from the Jurassic Park franchise? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check out more reviews here on Prose!
Dr. Ian Malcolm: "Jurassic World? Not a fan."
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Unlike most movies, the villain was perfect. Believable even. And the music! The music alone gave me goosebumps. People actually quit going to the beach for vacations because of this movie.
Jaws was the first “great” movie I ever saw. (My parents didn't take me to The Godfather, and I fell asleep in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid... don't act so shocked, y'all, I was only four!) I was ten years old for Jaws. The perfect age. Young enough that it scared the absolute bejesus out of me, but I still couldn’t look away. I am no movie music expert, and had to look up who did it, but I can remember the cold feeling I got from the Williams’ score, like there truly was ice in my veins, ba-dump, ba-dump, ba-dump, bump pa, bump pa, bump-bump-BAA!!! I just knew when I heard it. Hell, everyone did! People in the theater actually screamed! "Something bad is fixin' to come down 'round here, kiddoes!” And everyone stayed seated at the end of the movie! Not to read the credits mind you, but because we were all utterly exhausted.
But my favorite scene was the one with the three heroes getting drunk and telling war stories. Farewell and adieu ye fair Spanish ladies, farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain! When Quint starts telling about The Indianapolis, and being in the water with all of the sharks everywhere. Ohhhhh, but that was amazing fun. Dude sounded like a modern day pirate. I actually had a nightmare, and I lived 3 1/2 hours from the beach.
And the music was perfect, even when it wasn't shaking the theater with that BA-DUMP, BA-DUMP! Forty seven years later I can remember the song the guys sang as they got drunk... well, right up until the stupid shark interrupted them;
Show me the way to go home, bum-bum-bum, I’m tired and I wanna go to bed! Oh, I had a little drink about an hour ago, and it went straight to my head...
My wife and I, like most people, had a "classics fest" during the boredom of the pandemic. We watched a lot of great movies. Jaws has certainly stood the test of time with the best of them... maybe not as well as Butch Cassidy, but that's because it looses something on the smaller screen, and with smaller speakers, that Sundance doesn't. Jaws is one of those movies that has to be seen big and loud to really be appreciated.
I'm truly sorry for you youngsters who missed seeing it, and hearing it, in the theater, but I assure you it whooped tar out of Star Wars and ET.
Harry Situation Reviews: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Things are about to get Strange in the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the newest MCU movie featuring the (former) Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Stephen Strange (reprised by Benedict Cumberbatch). Also returning is Benedict Wong as Wong, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch, Rachael Adams as Christine Palmer, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and introducing Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez And for a special treat Spider-Man and Evil Dead trilogy director Sam Raimi takes over directing duties for the first time in almost a decade.
After aiding Peter Parker in No Way Home, Stephen Strange unfortunately finds that his actions have great consequences. When he encounters a girl named America Chavez and learns of her extraordinary ability to travel between Multiverses he must defend her against monsters and dark forces are crossing over that seek her power. But soon he will learn that the greatest threat may be himself from another universe. Or so it would appear.
The first positive goes to the performances. Everyone does an incredible job. I believe the biggest standouts are in fact Cumberbatch, Olsen, and Gomez. Cumberbatch is still the best choice to be the titular sorcerer. Olsen is just fantastic as the Scarlet Witch. There's a lot of emphasis on her character in this film and she goes through a major arc throughout. And Xochitl Gomez was great America Chavez. I'll admit I know almost nothing about the character of America Chavez, but after seeing this film I'm willing to check out more of her comics.
The visuals are still amazing. I think the visual effects team outdid themselves in this one. There's a scene where Strange and America Chavez are crossing Multiverses and it tops the trippy scene in the first film. I mean it. This was hella trippy. I'd be down watching it again in 3D... or on acid.
Composer Danny Elfman teams up with Sam Raimi again and he gives an epic score. The best use of his music came during a fight Doctor Strange was involved in and it actually involved musical notes, and you can hear the score be affected by the fight. It was pretty much a battle between Beethoven and Bach. It was amazing. I was grinning like an idiot watching that scene and hearing the music play out.
I do have a major gripe against a certain character in this movie: the villain. No, the villain is not lame in any way. In fact you might be surprised who the villain is. For the sake of not spoiler the movie I won't identify the character or by any certain pronouns. Let's just say that their actions throughout the movie have made me grow to hate that character. To clarify, there's nothing really wrong with the villain. The character is very well written and you do understand their motivations and what is driving them. It's just that some of the things they say to Doctor Strange like calling him a hypocrite despite the shit they pulled before.
Man, this is really hard to explain without spoiling it. Tell you what, if you've seen this movie and know who I am referring to, please send a me a message and I'll freely talk about why this character pissed me off every time they were on screen. For now, let's just say that their actions is similar to something they did in another MCU property, and just like that one they never received any repercussions for their actions (sorta).
There's also some cheesy moments scattered here and there. I mean, I expected as much from Sam Raimi movie, not so much from an MCU movie though. Honestly it doesn't take me out of the movie. Some cheese is good.
Overall Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is another solid entry to the MCU. In my opinion, it's not as good as the first film but it's a good sequel that's fascinating and fun.
-Character development & dynamics
-Dark, horror elements
-Danny Elfman's score
-The villain's logic
Final Grade: B
So those are my thoughts on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Have you seen it? What were your thoughts on it? What do you think your alternative universe self is doing right now? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check out more reviews here on Prose!
Doctor Strange: "Red means go?"
America Chavez: "Rule No. 1 about Multiversal travel: you don't know anything."
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Harry Situation Reviews: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Gotta go fast... again!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the newest video game movie featuring the return of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog. In this adventure, Sonic is enjoying his time on Earth with his new family, the Wachowskis (James Marsden and Tika Sumpter reprising their roles). But things get complicated when Dr. Robotnik (reprised by Jim Carrey) returns to seek his revenge, but this time he's not alone. On his one quest to vanquish Sonic is the honorable warrior Knuckles the Echidna (voiced by Idris Elba). However, Sonic is not alone in this new battle, aided by his new friend, the ever intelligent Tails the Flying Fox.
I enjoyed the first film, having it be the last film I saw in theaters for a while before lockdown began in 2020 (shit, that feels like a life time ago). I've also mentioned how the character and the games of Sonic the Hedgehog forever hold a special place in my heart. So I definitely was interested in checking out the second film, coming in with low expectations. And if I'm being honest, I think this film far succeeds over its predecessor in becoming the best video game movie ever made.
First positive goes to our three anthropomorphic main characters: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. Let's start with Sonic. He's still awesome. The writers once again nailed his personality. He's cocky and free-spirited, and still has a love for chili dogs. But he also knows when to get serious and is willing to do what is right.
Tails is also amazing in this movie. The writers nailed his character and his dynamic with Sonic. These two are not just friends, they're brothers. They have a special bond that has lasted for decades. What makes his character even better is that voice actress Colleen O'Shaughnessey reprises as the voice of Tails, having already voiced the character throughout the franchise.
They also nailed Knuckles as well. I'll admit I was a little sceptic when I first heard Idris Elba was cast as the talking echidna. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Idris Elba. I just thought they casted him because they just needed an excuse to cast a big name actor into this movie. Thankfully Idris Elba nailed it as Knuckles. And Knuckles, in this movie, is awesome.
And of course the other big positive is the main villain, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. Jim Carrey is still an absolute delight here. If you loved him in the last movie you'll love him more in this one. With the announcement that Jim Carrey is retiring from acting, it's hard to imagine that this is going to be his last film. But hey, it's a helluva film to go out on.
The rest of the cast is great too. I love the return of James Marsten and Tika Sumpter. And I love their own dynamic with Sonic. Plus, I loved their screen time. They had the right amount of balance sharing the screen with the animated characters that it didn't feel like they took too much screen time but they weren't completely left out of the movie. It was perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
The visuals in this film look downright amazing. Much better than its predecessor. When the characters are on screen it doesn't look like cartoons phoned into the foreground. They legit look like they are a part of the world. Although I cannot help but think back to how they originally animated Sonic. Remember that nightmare fuel? Ick, think about if they applied that to Knuckles and Tails. Bottom line, the visual effects look much better.
This is also a very funny movie, I have to admit. There were so many jokes that had me laughing pretty hard. They weren't cringey at all. They were legit.
Overall, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is an absolute blast that I don't have much to complain about. I would say that the only gripe against the movie was that it did feel a little long. I mean this movie was a little over two hours. I felt like it was going to end some time but it wasn't over yet. But honestly if the runtime is the only thing I can think of as a negative that really isn't much. These Sonic the Hedgehog movies are proving to be the best video game movies out there. Honestly this movie is just a ton of fun, and that's all it needs to be. If video game movies start having this much fun then they may have a chance.
-The whole cast
-All out fun
-A bit too long
Final Grade: A
So those are my thoughts on Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Have you seen it? What were your thoughts on it? What's your favorite Sonic the Hedgehog game? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check out more review here on Prose!
Tails: "You're really heavy."
Knuckles: "That's because I am one million percent muscle."
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Harrys Situation Reviews: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
There weren't many crimes in the last film so expect very little secrets in this one.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the third installment of the expansive world of Harry Potter, created by transphobic author J.K. Rowling. David Yates returns to the Wizarding World once more as the director, with the aforementioned Rowling returning as the screenwriter. Speaking of returns, Eddie Redmayne reprises as Newt Scamander, Jude Law reprises as Dumbledore, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, and now featuring Mads Mikkelsen as the dark wizard Grindelwald.
Continuing after the last Fantastic Beasts film, Grindelwald prepares to start his war with the muggle world by trying to claim leadership over the wizardry world. While Dumbledore cannot make a move against his old friend he assembles a team consisting of magical zoologist Newt Scamander, his Auror brother Theseus, and his muggle friend Jacob Kowalski in order to stop Grindelwald's war from coming.
Despite J.K. Rowling revealing herself to be a transphobic, cold-hearted bitch I do love the Harry Potter franchise. Unfortunately, these recent Fantastic Beast films hasn't been doing it for me.
Addressing the positives first the cast is excellent. That's the one thing that these Fantastic Beast films have going for them. Each film has a great cast and they all deliver solid performances. The best of the bunch, I'd say, is Jude Law as a younger Dumbledore and Mads Mikkelsen for his take as Grindelwald. With Jude Law I can definitely see a young Dumbledore. He acts exactly as I pictured Dumbledore from the books and how he's portrayed in the Harry Potter films. As for Mads Mikkelsen, he's great. Honestly I think Mads Mikkelsen is a better choice to play Grindelwald over Johnny Depp. If any is still complaining about the recasting keep in mind that technically three different actors have played the character of Grindelwald in each movie. Take all the time you need.
But in all seriousness Mads Mikkelsen was excellent. He pretty much carried the movie on his shoulders. He made me believe that this is who Grindelwald is in the eyes of the public versus Johnny Depp's unusual appearance. With Mikkelsen I can understand why people would follow him. There's power in his words and he's very charismatic. Johnny Depp, god I don't know what they were trying to do with him. He just looked off in that movie if I'm being completely honest.
The visuals are pretty solid too. I mean, I can't complain much about it. I also don't have more to say on the subject either. Honestly, it's a weak positive. Like, shit, do you expect the visuals to get worse in each film?
Now let's address the negatives starting with the story. The story in this movie is not very good. Basically the good guy's plot to stop the BBEG is to present an animal that can see someone's soul and knows if someone is purely good. I mean, that's it. The rest of the movie is just shit happens because Rowling just needed shit to happen. If anything it really shows that Rowling is not a screen writer.
I'll give credit to the first Fantastic Beasts it was trying to be its own thing separated from Harry Potter, and I enjoyed that. But with these two other films—the fact that they incorporate Dumbledore's backstory, Grindelwald, and other lore that doesn't match up to what's established—felt like they should have been something else, meaning they should not have had Newt Scamander and co. forced into these situations that they probably wouldn't find themselves to be in. My friend said it best that it probably would have been more interesting if all the Grindelwald stuff was its own set of movies without it having to connect to the Fantastic Beasts stuff, and I definitely agree.
Not to mention but this movie was so long with nothing really important happening through much of the runtime that it was a slow drag. This movie, like the last, was sadly boring.
But what I think gets me is that I feel there's a lack of inspiration in these movies, in terms of creating the material. When you look at the Harry Potter movies you can see there's a ton of inspiration and a ton of creativity. With the Harry Potter movies it was a different ride every time. It was a roller coaster, then a haunted house, and then a Ferris wheel. Those movies were a blast. These new Fantastic Beasts movies is much like being on the same Ferris wheel five or six times and wanting to be let off the damn thing. There's no real inspiration or creativity to be had with these movies. I'm wondering if it's because Warner Bros. is sucking out all creativity by milking the Harry Potter franchise further or if J.K. Rowling is just running out of ideas (or never really had good ideas when she started writing these Fantastic Beasts movies). Whatever the reason is it's clearly effecting the Fantastic Beast trilogy in a negative way.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was fun. This film not so much. It's a dull experience that's losing its magic (pun not intended).
-Long and boring
-Lack of inspiration
Final Grade: C-
So those are my thoughts on Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Have you seen it? What were your thoughts on it? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check out more reviews here on Prose!
Credence Barebone: "Have you ever thought about me?"
Aberforth Dumbledore: "Always."
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Harry Situation Reviews: The Northman
"I will avenge you, father. I will save you, mother. I will kill you, Fjolnir."
The Northman is a Viking epic film directed by Robert Eggers, best known for having directed critically acclaimed films The Witch and The Lighthouse. It stars Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, and William Dafoe.
When a Viking named Amleth (played by Alexander Skarsgard) was a boy, he watched his father, the king, (played by Ethan Hawke) be murdered by the hands of his uncle (played by Claes Bang), his mother (played by Nicole Kidman) forced to become his uncle's queen, and his kingdom be taken from him. Having now grown to be a brutal warrior he strives for revenge against his uncle.
It this premise sounds familiar to you that because the character of Amleth is in fact the inspiration for William Shakespeare's Hamlet, which in turn inspired The Lion King. Although, could you imagine young Simba be like, "I will avenge you, father. I will save you, mother. I will kill you, Scar."
Regardless, this movie is fucking awesome.
The cast is great and all deliver strong performances. Hawke, Kidman, Taylor-Joy, everyone. Though probably the big standout in this movie is Skarsgard. As I understand he's been wanting to make Viking movie for years and I'm glad he got the chance to do so. This guy was a beast in this movie.
Robert Eggers is already proving himself to be an outstanding film director of our time. Having already directed two incredible movies, The Witch and The Lighthouse, how he directed this one is just as epic. The thing I like about Eggers' directing skills is that he knows how to make an artsy film but make it so that the story is engaging. However some audiences don't really see the art Eggers is presenting, only because they're expecting something they've already seen but that's not what Eggers is going to deliver.
The musical score is also amazing. A great use of strings and percussions, as well as incorporating Viking chants as a chorus.
Speaking of Viking, the film really embraces the Norse culture. You can see it in the production, the set designs, the music, and even the customs. There are Viking songs and dances, sports, and rituals that actual Vikings would perform. You may think that some of their customs are pretty brutal but keep in mind that that was their customs at the time. I'm sure a thousand years from now an advanced civilization would look at us and think that we were savages. Plus, it's just really cool to see how practical and historically accurate this film is.
Overall The Northman is an incredible experience to check out. It might not be for everyone if you're expecting a two hour long battle sequence. This is a more character driven story set in the brutal age of Vikings. However, I guarantee you may end up liking and charging towards the gates of Valhalla.
-Use of Norse culture
Final Grade: A+
So those are my thoughts on The Northman. Have you seen it? What are your thoughts on it? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check out more reviews here on Prose!
Fjolnir: "I will meet you at the Gates of Hel, where you will die by the hand that killed your father."
Amleth: "At the Gates of Hel, you will find me."
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Harry Situation Reviews: Morbius
Morbius is the new superhero film by Marvel and Sony as part of their own Spider-Man Cinematic Universe. It stars Jared Leto as the titular vampiric hero, along with Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Tyreese Gibson, and Jared Harris.
The story centers on Dr. Michael Morbius, a brilliant scientist and physician who has been suffering from a rare blood disease since childhood. Desperate for a cure he begins to experiment on himself with the use of vampire bats. The experiment seems successful but not without some side effects. He has gained near supernatural abilities such as superhuman strength, flight, and echo location sense similar to a bat. However he begins to hunger for human blood, morphing him into a vampiric monstrosity. Can Morbius control his darker half or succumb to the monster within?
Morbius is an interesting character in Marvel comics. First starting off as an antagonist in The Amazing Spider-Man comics to gradually becoming an anti-hero later on, teaming up with the Avengers and the Midnight Sons. I was definitely excited for this while also remaining skeptical. I mean did we really need a Morbius movie? Regardless, we got one, and it was super disappointing.
The first—and probably only positive—thing about this movie are the performances. Jared Leto seemed like a good fit as Dr. Morbius. He did a better job in this role than as the Joker in Suicide Squad. At the very least he didn't do much of his standard weird-ass method acting, so that's good.
Rest of the cast do an exceptional job with what they're given. But I think the best out of the bunch was Matt Smith. He seemed to be having the time of his life portraying the villain in this movie. I don't think I'm spoiling anything by stating that. I mean it's pretty obvious that he was going to be the main antagonist.
Sadly a good cast and good performances cannot save a bland story. It's the typical superhero origin story we've witnessed for the past two decades and ultimately does nothing new with it. You know exactly what I'm talking about. The protagonist gets super powers. His rival gets similar powers. There's a big battle. The end. The only difference is there's no sky laser this time.
And you'd be surprised how fast all these cliches happen in this movie because it is so rushed. I think the movie was barely a half hour in and Morbius is already experimenting on himself with the cure to his disease. And then afterwards he goes on a killing spree. Speaking of, there are several elements that the movie seems to gloss over like with Morbius' childhood or that he won a Nobel prize or the fact that he created artificial blood, which that alone raises a number of questions unless you're familiar with the comics.
I also cannot help but notice that there were scenes in the trailers that were cut from the movie. For example, the scene where Morbius is talking to Jared Harris isn't in the final cut. The scene where Morbius is singing that famous Bach composition isn't in the final cut. Also, that scene where Michael Keaton's Vulture from the MCU says "What's up, doc?" isn't in the final cut either.
And let's not forget the CGI. Good god, the CGI. Now I'm not say it's terrible. In fact there are some that holds up pretty well, like Morbius' vampire face. Yet other times it looks very awkward and pretty bad. Like super obvious CGI bad. And it's not helped by the awkward slow motion they also incorporate into the movie too. I thought we were done with that shit in the early 2010s.
Ultimately what does this movie in is that it is boring. The action isn't exciting. The horror elements it incorporates are lackluster. The fights are nothing more than a CGI blur that you cannot make out what is happening.
Overall this movie was a letdown. Delay after delay, followed by a review embargo, was already a red flag that the studio had little faith. I don't know what more to say but don't watch it. It's bad. Not the worst Marvel film I've seen but it's up there.
-Awkward CG & slow motion
Final Grade: D
So those are my thoughts on Morbius. Have you seen it? What were your thoughts on it? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check out more reviews here on Prose!
Michael Morbius: "I've seen this movie before. The stranger in the hoodie kicks everybody's ass. I love that part."
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Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
I'm probably dating myself, but this movie about first contact is probably my favorite Stephen Spielberg movie. It doesn't hurt that the music was written by Paul Williams. Love his work in so many movies. It was lost in under the mega hit of Star Wars, but I consider it an equal in many ways. If you haven't seen it, it is worth the time to make some popcorn and sit back for a couple of hours away from the stress of they day.
The Adventures of Tintin 2011
Tintin is one of my favorite movies. I love the graphics, humor, and the thrill of the unknown. I could honestly watch it once a week every week and never get sick of it! All around I think it's a movie the whole family will love.