A doctor named Michael Morbius has been plagued with a rare blood disorder. He dedicates his life to finding a cure not just for himself, but those like him.
The movie starts off with the good doctor in Costa Rica.
He wants to kidnap some vampire bats. These particular bats have apparently evolved to feed on blood. In order to do so, they can coagulate blood. Morbius thinks that by splicing their DNA with his he can cure his condition.
I wasn't thinking about it while I was watching the film, but afterwards I started to wonder. Shouldn't the doctor(or even his assistant) be worried that he would have a urge to drink blood?
You have to think about it.
The bats have to feed on blood to survive. Being able to coagulate the blood is what allows them to drink the blood. Why would Morbius not anticipate that being able to coagulate blood like the bats probably means he has to drink it as well? Even if his intentions were to just cure his condition, if you're mixing DNA why would you not think you would inherit their nature?
He does a test on a lab mouse first. The test appeared to fail. After being distracted by a sudden incident from a patient he was looking after, his assistant noticed that the experiment was actually a success. The problem that I had with this scene, is that there were no further observations of the mouse to determine if the experiment had any side affects. Something I think a doctor would definitely follow up with before looking into human trials.
It's no mystery though that the human trials of the experiment worked, but at the cost of a change in his nature. Upon success of the experiment, he ended up killing and draining everyone on the ship he did the experiment on. The only survivor was his assistant who was knocked unconscious by one of the mercenaries on the ship.
The movie is basically about him learning how the new him works, problems with law enforcement, and a fight with his best friend, Milo.
The best part of the movie to me was just him learning what he could do. He basically has superhuman strength and speed, echolocation, and he can kind of fly/glide. He's suppose to drink human blood, but to keep from murdering people he drinks artificial blood that he's created. This blood only lasts him for about 6 hours before his primal urges surface. Throughout the film this reduces to a little over 4 hours.
The situation that he had with the police was not that big of a deal to me. You really would think he would be getting a lot more attention from the world, especially the government, but nope. The only reason the police was able to hold him was because of his good character. It's later showed he could easily escape the clutches of the police. Had the government been involved it might of been a tad bit more interesting .
The last part of the movie was the relationship between Morbius and his long time friend Milo. Milo ended up somehow conducting the experiment on himself. Unlike Morbius, he completely embraces his primal urge to feed on human blood in order to survive. This basically sets up a scenario where Morbius and Milo will have to fight, being that Morbius is really the only person that can stop Milo.
This was suppose to be the best part of the movie, but even this, to me, was lacking. They have a small fight in the subway before Morbius learns his ability to fly. Morbius seemed to have a better understanding of his abilities, but because Milo drinks organic blood, he seems a tad bit stronger than Morbius when they have encounters.
They do end up having a final battle, but it's not that epic. Morbius basically seemed to be losing, but he ends up summoning a swarm of bats to help him fight Milo. He uses the bats to pin Milo to the ground, and kills Milo with this lethal injection he created. It's supposedly deadly to both the bat and human DNA. He noted that he would be forced to drink human blood, so he created two of the injections. One for Milo and one for himself.
Given what happens at the end of the movie, he never injects himself with it. There is a credits scene that basically shows Adrian Toomes (the Vulture) being transported to a jail cell. This is because of the spell Doctor Strange casts in No Way Home. Because he has no charges in this universe, there are talks of him being released.
Later on he would meet up with Morbius and suggest they should team up. I personally wasn't even aware of what this was hinting at, but apparently this is a Sinister Six setup. Something that they have tried to do before.
They apparently cut out a lot in this movie, so the pacing is really off. I really like Morbius realizing what he could do, but other than that the movie wasn't all that to me. Its basically a character introduction movie that I thought could of been better polished, but oh well.