‘Morbius Fever’ Sweeps The Nation, Memes About The New Jared Leto Movie Flood The Internet

'Morbius' Memes: Memes About "Morbius Fever Sweep The Nation"

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  • Morbius hit theaters on Friday and has since turned into an instant meme.
  • The film currently has a 17% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • In addition to the brutal critical response, Morbius has also been turned into a meme by social media users.

Even as someone who has been dunking on Jared Leto and Morbius for quite a few years now, even I did not expect the critical and social reaction to the film, which is getting virtually lampooned on every level of popular culture.

Not only does the film currently boast a 17% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, but the movie itself has already turned into a meme. In fact, the phenomenon has even spawned the hashtag #MorbiusSweep, where you can find tons more Morbius memes.

Memes about “Morbius fever” sweep the nation

Despite the way the film is being mocked, though, Morbius made about $39 million domestic and $84 million globally, which already covers the film’s $75 million budget. While the reaction to the original Venom didn’t bottom out as low as Morbius has, Sony pushed forward with a sequel despite the middling reception to the movie due to its performance at the box office.

That said, Venom made over $856 million against its $115 million budget, and it’s hard to imagine Morbius getting anywhere near those sorts of profits. There’s also the undeniable fact that Tom Hardy is a far more marketable, well-liked star than Jared Leto currently is, which is *really* saying something considering how famously prickly Hardy reportedly is.

In addition to Leto, Morbius also stars Tyrese Gibson, Adria Ajorna, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, ad Michael Keaton. The film is currently playing in theaters.

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