Face tat albino to CGI spooky face this is one of the worst superhero films ever made. I just watched Morbius and I know next to nothing about him, what kind of doctor is he again? What does he enjoy? Is there some kind of romance between him & his lady doctor? I cannot tell you and who is Milo? Dr Who's character in this story is "best friend who is also disabled" and other than that there is no other characterization. I am stuck thinking "why?" Why is this movie?
I think where this film shines is the visuals Justin Kurzel presents are amazingly gorgeous for being within rural potions of Australia it is often beautifully stylized with a lot of interesting choices when it comes to what we the audience are allowed to see in the frame, The biggest thing holding this film back is that every single character is despicable and I do mean "despicable" like that guy should not be allowed women or children or anyone for that matter. Although within the context of this movie the story revolves around a family of violent bandits with a protagonist whose role models were themselves totally despicable murderers and bushwhackers. This film had me thinking about the movie The Proposition and how I favored the protagonist Guy Pierce plays in Charlie, who is a bandit who seeks redemption and the freedom of his brother by hunting down his violent eldest brother. Such a protagonist is not to be found in this film which makes me ponder why I liked this film so much. I think it may be that it is a really interesting study of what masculinity is and if it is even real or just some social construct that is devoid of real quantifiable form.
I like the style of the semi-musical form of this film when characters break out into hip-hop when describing the narrative of the conflicts between certain characters as well as some of the romances that blossom. That sometimes plays against the quality of the film when the musical portions skim over key plot points that should be given more time to be fleshed out as I loved the acting and the dynamics of the friends turned rivals within the greater framework of the gangs that our protagonists are affiliated within the story.