Audiences Are Enjoying Morbius More Than The Critics Did
Now, before I get into what audiences have been saying about the movie on Rotten Tomatoes, I have to mention what we thought of the film.
I didn’t think the movie was terrible, but I do think it felt very dated and there was an overuse of CGI fights towards the end – they didn’t look good at all.
The movie felt like a comic book movie that would have been released back in the early 2000s.
We’ve come a long way since then, and Morbius just feels like it’s a comic book movie from a far inferior era for the comic movie genre.
You can read our full thoughts on the movie in our review of Morbius.
Critics really didn’t care for Jared Leto’s Morbius
However, even though the movie’s ended up with an overall score of just 16% after 200 reviews, it’s somehow managed to get an audience score of 70% after over 2,500 ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
These ratings are what are referred to as ‘verified ratings’ which means that the people who are reviewing the movie definitely did see the film.
It’s really interesting to see the difference in scores between critics and general audiences.
Does this mean that critics are out of touch with the general public?
Maybe a bit, but I would also add that general audiences do have a tendency of being a bit more forgiving than critics when it comes to scoring movies.
Audiences seemed to like Morbius more than the critics did
Critics do like to give very low scores for movies, especially when they’re reviewing comic book movies.
General audiences, on the other hand, like to give films slightly higher scores on average, especially when it comes to comic book films.
With this in mind, I would actually say that 70% from general audiences isn’t actually a very good score.
Look at the reviews for the Venom movies for example.
The first Venom film got a critics score of 30% and an audience score of 81%.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage ended up with a critics score of 58% from critics and 84% from audiences.
The trend is very comparable with most of the Sony Pictures comic book movies – apart from Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Dark Phoenix is another good example of this. The movie ends up with a critics score of 22% and an audience score of 64%.
There’s often a disparity between critics’ scores and audience scores when it comes to a certain brand of comic book movie.
Morbius is just yet another example of that.
What do you make of this news?
Were you a fan of Sony Pictures’ Morbius movie?
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