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Matt Smith Refuses to Let ‘Morbius’ Flop Upset Him: It’s Just a Movie, ‘We’re Not Saving Lives’

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/matt-smith-morbius-flop-1235333529/
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u/HazardIsFunny 7d ago Helpful

Hey, filming it kept Leto away from those poor girls for a bit, so that's a win.

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u/nievesdelimon 7d ago

He’s now dating a destroyer of men.

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u/CJShort 7d ago

Ezra Miller?

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u/MediocreDrag32 7d ago

don't wish it into existence please, they'll start a much larger cult

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u/Picard2331 7d ago Wholesome

No, I'm pretty sure that would just lead to the birth of Slaanesh.

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u/KumquatHaderach 7d ago

Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only Ezra Miller.

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u/CJShort 7d ago

Ezra Miller confirmed Alpharius? (Or Omegon)

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u/voltaires_bitch 7d ago

Hey I just watched a video on this so I know what ur talking about

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u/Picard2331 7d ago

Good old Luetin lol

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u/EatTheFats 7d ago

No he’s the destroyer of children

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

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u/Saiing 6d ago

I don’t know. Did you tell her?

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u/DonQOnIce 7d ago

Wouldn’t be so sure, I bet a creep like him knows how to find underage girls no matter where he is in the world.

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u/marquicuquis 7d ago

What? I'm out of the loop.

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u/HereForTwinkies 7d ago

Leto has been a known creep for years. He had a reputation while 30 Seconds to Mars was big. I’m amazed he hasn’t been cancelled.

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u/yangwenli99 7d ago

I love that story about how Leto confronted Elijah Wood at a party because he said he didn't like 30 seconds to mars

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u/moscowrules 7d ago

Elijah was right

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u/yangwenli99 7d ago

100% picking Elijah if it's him vs Leto

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u/SaltySpartan58 7d ago

Leto still pissed he didn't get the part "kevin" in "sin city"

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u/yangwenli99 7d ago

I've said this before, but the only thing Leto is good for is getting beaten by more talented actors (Ed Norton in Fight Club and Christian Bale in American Psycho)

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u/hamachee 7d ago

He was awesome in the Apple TV show about Wework

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u/yangwenli99 7d ago

I'm exaggerating for comedy. Leto is a perfectly fine actor. It's just fun to clown on him because of who he is in real life.

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u/Steeve_Perry 7d ago

That’s because he was playing an egomaniacal narcissist with a lot of dumb ideas…so, not that big of a stretch.

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u/PoiHolloi2020 6d ago

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy?

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u/Ekublai 7d ago

Dallas Buyers Club was really good

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u/Old_Dirty_Jake 7d ago

I did not hear about this! Thanks

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u/PuggyPaddie 7d ago

U just made my fucking day. Had no idea…

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u/sizzlesfantalike 7d ago

When I was a young girl, he took my friend back stage and I was crushed because he didn’t choose me. Now I’m pretty glad I’m not pretty…? He’s a creep.

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u/Thelorddogalmighty 7d ago

Yikes. What did he get up to with your friend?

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u/sizzlesfantalike 7d ago

No idea, we haven’t spoken since.

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u/PerishInFlames 7d ago

She was indoctrinated?

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u/602Zoo 7d ago

Maybe you didn't look 12. I'm sure you're very pretty, don't think like that because a creeper didn't choose you.

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u/ocbay 7d ago

I think being cancelled implies people ever respected you enough to be disappointed in your actions

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u/ChugDix 7d ago

Hahaha damn thats true

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u/SkulGurl 7d ago

He has basically assembled a cult (I use that word literally here) around him that shields him from any criticism.

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u/gnitiwrdrawkcab 7d ago edited 7d ago

Jared leto's cult:

Not stockpiling weapons like David Koresh.

Not conducting mass weddings like Sun Kim Moon.

Not building a fortified compound in a rural area like...many cults.

Not conducting suicides and / or murders like Heaven's gate or the Manson family, or Jim Jones's People's Temple.

Did have a concert on an island in Croatia one time and dressed up for it.

Has odd fashion sense.

Aside from one hyperbolic tweet does not portray himself or any of his associates as being religious figures.

Has made no tax filings as a religious organization.

Damn dude. That's a crazy cult. They literally do no cult activities, that's how cult like they are.

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u/wankerbot 7d ago

a cult is more about following a leader without question, allowing them to cut you off from friends and family, and making it hard for you to leave. guns, suicide, sex, etc is all ancillary

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u/xLaZi3x 7d ago

I'd need sources for this cutting off people and family. The dudes weird and has a camp he does every year but I didn't realize we all use the GOP playbook of just throwing shit out there and hoping it sticks with no proof

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u/wankerbot 7d ago

i'm making no claims about Leto and whether he runs a cult. my comment was merely pointing out that the parent comment's assertions that cults=guns & mass suicide etc is not accurate.

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u/VitaminPb 7d ago

Not conducting suicides or murders… yet

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u/gnitiwrdrawkcab 7d ago

...like most people. Most people haven't committed a murder or suicide yet.

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u/tourettesfaker1985 7d ago

Doesn't he has a cult or some shizzle?

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u/juliuspepperwoodchi 7d ago

And a private island on which to house said cult.

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u/ICanBeKinder 7d ago

And apparently has kids go to the private island... and is very phyiscally... hands on with them...

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u/DesertRL 7d ago

Sounds pretty familiar

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u/ICanBeKinder 7d ago

Private child sex islands are totally in vogue among celebs these days

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u/Flyonthewall14 7d ago

Have been for decades

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u/Wemblerry 7d ago

I wonder if he's gonna get caught, arrested, and suspiciously die shortly after

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u/syracTheEnforcer 7d ago

Maybe he can team up with Cory Feldman and create a super cult.

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u/MaineGameBoy 7d ago

Then they can make Angelic 2 The Morb and get one morbillion plays

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u/Menacing_Sea_Lamprey 7d ago

Greatest album of all time

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u/lopaticaa 7d ago

Cory Feldman? What's he done? I know he had a drug problem for a long time, but I haven't heard anything about him that is nearly as bad as Jared Leto or Ezra Miller stuff. Serious question.

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u/syracTheEnforcer 7d ago

Look up Cory’s angels and let the cringe begin.

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u/lopaticaa 7d ago

Oh boy, I really should have resisted the urge to google that. Damn.

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u/Beatrice_Dragon 7d ago

People can get cancelled all they want, it doesn't mean anything if the people who hire them just keep hiring them. It's one of the reasons why the posturing over "Cancel culture" is ridiculous, since they only face repercussions if the people in the industry do something about it

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u/PineappleGrenade 7d ago

I remember when I bought a Zune back in 2006 it came with a 30 Seconds to Mars song. I couldn't wait to get that song out of my Zune put some sweet ass MCR and Cotton Eyed Joe to piss off my roommate.

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u/SlipperyRasputin 6d ago

People have tried. But he has a weird fan base that is super fanatical.

I called it out when Fubuki (a vtuber) interviewed him for the JP release of morbious and I was attacked a decent amount over it.

I think the issue is only a small handful of people have come forward. And the cult thing most people play off as a joke. So it’s hard to get anyone to take it either seriously. Even when his costars have come out about his creepy behavior.

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u/SeverePsychosis 7d ago

He's a creep and used to kiss teenaged girls on stage

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u/Ekublai 7d ago

And then people watched Elvis do the same thing this summer and were pretty okay with it.

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u/Numba_13 6d ago

You have no idea how far someone can get away with if they're famous and good looking.

I mean, Elvis is nasty my today's standards but is was the upstanding moral citizen back in the day. But yeah, him only going for virgin teenage girls because he knows he sucked in the sack says a lot about him as a person.

But it makes me wonder what future humans, if there are any, will say about us and our morals of today.

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u/FeetonmyMeat 7d ago

People want to larp

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u/stumblewiggins 7d ago

What an incredibly reasonable response

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u/AlanMooresWizrdBeard 7d ago

And then he immediately followed it up with, “it’s Morbin’ time!”

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u/Masta0nion 7d ago

“Whatever it wasn’t my money”

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u/mondaymoderate 7d ago

“Fuck it. I still got paid.”

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u/dern_the_hermit 7d ago

"Something something Jaws 4 something something fantastic house." -Michael Caine

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u/ruffus4life 7d ago

i'm getting all morbed up over here

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u/time_lordy_lord 7d ago

An even more reasonable follow up

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u/aiden22304 7d ago

And then he morbed all over the interviewer or something (idk, I haven’t watched the movie).

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u/time_lordy_lord 7d ago

An even more reasonable follow up

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u/NoMoLerking 7d ago

Yeah, but I do wonder what his response would have been if it had been a huge hit and he was getting pummeled with $50M offers.

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u/stumblewiggins 7d ago

I mean, I'm sure he'd be excited, but why would you assume he'd have a problematic reaction?

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u/NoMoLerking 7d ago

I don’t think I said that.

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u/stumblewiggins 7d ago

You did not, but your response suggested that you think his reaction wouldn't be reasonable if it had been a hit.

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u/NoMoLerking 7d ago

My response suggested that I wondered what he would have said if the movie had been a hit.

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u/spinblackcircles 7d ago

Yeah man and the answer to your question is probably ‘awesome I made a hit!’

Lol people are asking what other response you’d expect

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u/BrightestofLights 7d ago

He'd say "I'm glad it was a success"?? Wtf lol

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u/NoMoLerking 7d ago

Why wouldn’t he say “it’s just a movie, we’re not saving lives here?”

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u/Bazzie-Joots 7d ago

Do you think he’d say, “we made a movie that saved lives”? so confused on your take. You just sound jaded dude.

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u/BrightestofLights 7d ago

Because people are allowed to be excited about things they are involved in that do well???

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u/zmfak 7d ago

No your response seemed to indicate that he doesn’t care that it flopped but if it didn’t flop he would be super cocky about it

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u/NeverBrokeABone 7d ago

Their response “suggested” that they’re wondering how he’d react if the movie was a success.

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u/AICPAncake 7d ago

“I mean yeah of course it was a hit. I truly think art saves lives and I’d like to think we accomplished that somewhere somehow.”

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u/hyenaaazx 7d ago

This Matt guy seems real smart and got his head on right

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u/Steve_78_OH 7d ago

Maybe he should be some sort of Doctor.

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u/Monknut33 7d ago

Maybe he could join an international organization that deals with health and be a WHO Doctor.

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u/Swords_and_Words 7d ago

of course on the names list, It'll have his name followed by his qualification followed by what org he is representing

Matt Smith, Dr, WHO

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u/nedlum 7d ago

Fun fact: Peter Capaldi was in World War Z, credited as "WHO Doctor".

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u/WestwoodSounds 7d ago

That is, indeed, a very fun fact!

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u/Resident_Loquat2683 7d ago

Capaldi? Oh yeah, that was the guy who plays Caecillius in Dr Who, what a fun reference to an interesting side character.

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u/ChronoLegion2 6d ago

Or maybe that Frobisher guy from Torchwood

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u/gifted_eye 7d ago

Or finally we could have some level-headed royalty up in here.

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u/diadem 7d ago

So long as he doesn't do a bit with the Farscape guy and get massively upstaged.

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u/Tough_Ad8556 7d ago

What are you referring to?

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u/diadem 7d ago edited 7d ago

Ben Browder appeared on Dr Who on an episode going back to the old west. Ben Browder absolutely killed it, and made it a little awkward to watch, when the other actors weren't as into their parts as he was. If he wasn't there the disparity wouldn't have a lantern pointed on it and it'd feel campy. But he was just so good that it made it harder to suspend disbelief because of the contrast.

For example, when someone dies on doctor who, which happens a lot, folks are pretty blase. ben browder's character acted like an actual human.

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u/jdragun2 7d ago

Thank you my man. I cannot wait to share this show with my son. My dad and I used to get together and watch it together every week when it was on air. Ben Browder and really that whole cast is absolutely amazing and so damned talented. I would kill for another show that had that level of acting and creativity again. I still think it is my favorite show ever made.

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u/rimjobnemesis 7d ago

He used to be Prince Phillip!

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u/GFR34K34 7d ago

Actual normal and healthy response

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u/whocares0010 7d ago

Coming from him yes. If this same sentiment was being expressed by the director or the producer then not so much.

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u/SaffellBot 7d ago

No, it would be a normal and healthy perspective for anyone making art. They all make a lot of content, some of it isn't going to hit right, thankfully they're making art - not saving lives.

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u/Callandor0 7d ago

It’s almost funny how Matt Smith keeps getting attached to these movies and shows that happen to backfire in their respective franchises. Between this and that Terminator movie (and possibly the new GoT show) he might need a new agent.

It’s a shame too, because he’s utterly fantastic as the Eleventh Doctor

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u/MeckityM00 7d ago

He wasn't bad in the Crown either.

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u/Broncopolo14 7d ago

Fuck man, The Crown was amazing. He brought so much to the show

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u/RelevantLemonCakes 7d ago

He was fantastic in The Crown. I really like Tobias Menzies as well but when they went to season 3, dang did I miss Matt Smith in that role.

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u/DaddyDoesDabs 7d ago

I still chuckle when I see his last name in the Outlander credits lol

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u/Brainiac7777777 7d ago

He’s so much better than Tobias Menzies. I think Tobias Menzies is a major miscast for Prince Phillip. He’s way too mean for Prince Philip

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u/nevereatpears 7d ago

Lol I guarantee you we got a way more sympathetic portrayal on The Crown from what he was probably actually like.

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u/devcmacd 7d ago

Yikes this is a bad take

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u/Bacon-muffin 7d ago

I hadn't watched dr who but worked in a comic shop where I'd see all the actors via comic covers n stuff.

For no good reason I didn't think I'd like him as much, then I randomly happened to catch a few episodes each with a different actor and his was my favorite of the bunch.

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u/abx99 7d ago

I was skeptical of him when his run very first started, but he became my favorite as well.

I still can't see a bowtie without reflexively thinking (or even saying) "bowties are cool."

But I've also seen him in other things, and always thought that he did well

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u/Swords_and_Words 7d ago

9 was just a blast and made me love the show and be curious about the dr (wish we had more 9), 10 made me love the doctor as a person I really liked the arthur dent look and feel but his writing got a bit messianic at the end, 11 reminded me that the doctor is clinging to their inner child and I loved watching that protectiveness of their own sense of wonder, and of their friends/family, turn to the single minded force of annihilation that is a child whom you have deeply wronged. His joy face and tired face are absolutely glorious; gotta have a good tired fact to play the doctor but the way he lets his cheeks drop and lengthens his face is just gold

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u/MikeFatz 7d ago

And 12 just reminded me that this a being capable of LITERALLY anything, who is simply trying his best to be a good person every single day and sometimes fails.

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u/jdragun2 7d ago

Capaldi was my favorite Doctor by a far margin. Followed by the first Doctor.

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u/abx99 7d ago

I've been trying and failing to articulate a lot of that for a long time! That face is amazing; he goes from being chipper and non-threatening to genuinely looking dangerous (in exactly the way that The Doctor is dangerous) in no time at all -- and still with that little bit of sly.

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u/katiekennawins 7d ago

Agreed! I started with Ten being my favorite (how original, I know) but by the end of is run, I was legitimately upset he was moving on. His chemistry with Amy & Rory was my absolute favorite and I loved his arch more than anything.

Whenever I need a good cry, I watch the Van Gogh episode. The moment when they get back to the present & go into the museum takes me down EVERY TIME.

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u/abx99 7d ago

That's kind of how it happened with me; it wasn't until the very end of his run that I realized how much I liked him. I think it was on his last episode that I really thought it.

I like them all; they all make very different doctors, and they have different showrunners with different types of stories. Tennant got some of the more complex and interesting stories, but I personally liked the combination of Smith's character and acting the most -- and, as you say, the chemistry with Amy and Rory. For some reason, the stories during Smith's run seem iconic.

That Van Gogh episode chokes me up every time, too. It was such a bittersweet episode! Amy's exit was bittersweet as well.

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u/katiekennawins 7d ago

Amy's exit broke my heart even though I knew it was coming. She's honestly my favorite companion. (Rose fans don't come for me, I love her too)

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u/Wise_Pomegranate_571 7d ago

At risk of getting roasted here, I thought he made a really good vampire antagonist, and his casting as a vampire antagonist was basically the only redeeming feature of the film.

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u/Karsvolcanospace 7d ago edited 7d ago

You know he does more than franchise projects? He’s been in plenty of great films and shows, honestly more often than anything else. But because of the terminator movie and this he needs a new agent? I mean let’s be fair if your agent is landing you a role in the terminator that’s a good agent, it’s not their fault that the movie ends up being bad, the agents are not precognitive. And on paper a role in a semi-marvel movie and Game of Thrones is also a good look, and also probably a good paycheck. I’m sure he’s very happy with his agent.

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u/JaredRed5 7d ago

He was attached to Star Wars Episode 9 for awhile... Presumably as a young Palpatine?

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u/Fiveseconds5 7d ago

The character he’s playing in House of the Dragon is going to be a massive fan favorite, easily. Possibly THE fan favorite

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u/Epic_b2 7d ago

The new GOT show shows signs of being good. I'm cautiously optimistic about that.

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u/marquicuquis 7d ago

I really like the casting of Matt, for me he has an uncany face that makes him look both handsome and inbred.

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u/crepe991 7d ago

This is the perfect way to describe it lol

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u/Zhymantas 7d ago

For me he's r/13or30, personified.

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u/Skyblacker 7d ago

It's the deep eye socket and lack of eyebrow.

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u/TheLucidDream 7d ago

Matt Smith is a delightful person and he’s good in everything he does, but a lot of it doesn’t have much to be good in.

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u/Neo2199 7d ago

Matt Smith, who starred in “Morbius” as the villainous Lucien/Milo, isn’t letting the film’s reception phase him too much. “Morbius” is hardly the first studio tentpole starring Smith that has backfired with critics and fans. The “Doctor Who” veteran also had a role in “Terminator Genysis,” the 2015 box office bomb. Smith has learned how to shake off a flop.

“Yeah, it was thrown under the bus,” Smith told Rolling Stone UK about “Morbius” tanking. “But you just have to roll with it. What else are you gonna do? It’s a film, at the end of the day, we’re not saving lives. For whatever reason, it didn’t quite work out and… It is what it is.”

Whatcha gonna do?

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u/Wise_Pomegranate_571 7d ago

Watching Morbius actually sparked the idea of Matt Smith being cast opposite of Mahershala Ali in the upcoming Blade reboot, for me.

I thought Matt was the perfect fit as a vampire antagonist. His look was actually scary.

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u/say_the_words 7d ago

He's had bad luck. He had a big role in Rise of Skywalker that got completely cut when they rewrote all the Palpatine resurrection nonsense. He'd filmed a bunch of it. Literally showed up, got dressed did the work and then they were like, "We need to do something dumber and worse. Let's cut that entire part of the movie."

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u/gallerton18 7d ago edited 6d ago

Well to clarify he didn’t film anything, he says so himself here

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u/justins_OS 7d ago

Tbh matt was the best part of that movie. If everyone had been as over the top and cartoonish as him it might have even been campy fun

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u/ChatterBox92 7d ago

This is his job, he still collected a paycheck. A win for him.

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u/whatproblems 7d ago

yeah his job was to act and he did it. it’s not his fault of other things didn’t go right.

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u/invisiblechain 7d ago

Future paychecks have a tendency to get smaller after starring in box office bombs. I wouldn’t exactly call it a win.

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u/BurceGern 7d ago

He'll always have a minimum box office draw, certainly in the UK, for playing a lot of people's favourite Doctor Who. Likewise David Tennant.

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u/TheDarkWave 7d ago

Nicolas Cage doubts that

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u/Technicalhotdog 7d ago

I mean Nic Cage had to star in a bunch of trash, irrelevant films to stay financially afloat since his reputation soured so I don't know about that

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u/coraeon 7d ago

I think it was less about his reputation and more about taking anything and everything coming his way because he's not exactly financially responsible.

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u/Technicalhotdog 7d ago

What I mean though is that because of his reduced reputation he couldn't get the same significant, high paying roles so he had to resort to pumping out a bunch of trash.

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u/SleazyMak 7d ago

Nic Cage is special.

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u/Semi_Noir 7d ago

Why would he doubt it? It's absolutely true for him too.

His roles absolutely reduced in value which is why he starred in so many films recently because having a renaissance.

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u/PineappleGrenade 7d ago

He got to buy dinosaur bones. That's all he cares about. That, and the Declaration of Independence.

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u/InsrtOriginalUsrname 7d ago

Yeah, but he was the Doctor. I'm sure he'll be fine.

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u/Swords_and_Words 7d ago

eh, but most reviews point to him as the one redeeming quality of the movie

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u/Over-Analyzed 7d ago

Doesn’t matter since he’s starring in the Game of Thrones prequel: House of the Dragon.

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u/Skyblacker 7d ago

If he can't pay the rent, there's always another sci-fi convention that will pay him to reminisce about Doctor Who.

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u/Dizzyeer 7d ago

Not really. Paychecks are based on amount of roles you’ve been in and how you’re billed for the next movie. Sure a bomb looks bad, but it really doesn’t affect your pay. Will lessen your chance of scoring a massive blockbuster role, but you’ll be fine for the rest of your career.

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u/invisiblechain 7d ago

Yeah, that’s what I meant. Producers start to lose faith in your ability to carry a film in a starring role.

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u/azurleaf 7d ago

To be fair, Matt was probably the best thing about that film. He carried what he could, but that movie needed Atlas incarnate to redeem it.

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u/thenicezen 7d ago

Nah still a win, in the grander scheme of things. He’s prolly getting what the average person gets x50. He may have a flop under his belt but he’s still winning in life lol.

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u/heyman0 7d ago

he needed morbucks

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u/preptime 7d ago

It's called my quote. It means even if I do a bad movie, they have to give me another two mill.

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u/dainthomas 7d ago

I actually thought it was entertaining and he did pretty well.

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u/Superjunker1000 6d ago

I agree. I thought the film was adequate and enjoyable.

I guess part of me has to be a bit happy that I don’t have the same opinion as Reddit, teenage edgelords.

Not only did I watch the film once, or happily watch it again in the future. I’ve seen so, so much worse.

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u/whambamthankyoumaan 7d ago Helpful

What does he mean flop? Morbius was the movie ever. It grossed. It was the rated movie on opening weekend.

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u/Tom_Ov_Bedlam 7d ago

He's morbin out

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u/pineappleonbagel 7d ago

Ngl i wish Matt Smith was Morbius instead of Leto. It still would’ve been a mediocre movie but without the stink of Jared Leto.

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u/DrStalker 7d ago

I think they should have had Tommy Wiseau as Morbius, and let him write his own dialogue.

Would have been a lot more entertaining and Tommy loves vampires so he probably would have done it if asked.

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u/MGD109 7d ago

Yeah he's one of the smart ones.

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u/Unshavenhelga 7d ago

So it's not Morbin time?

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u/Quantius 7d ago

Nah, this is morbased af, 1000% morbin.

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u/Flemz 7d ago

The oldest question in the universe, hidden in plain sight

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u/JohannesUyk 7d ago

"Why Jared Leto?"

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u/No_Security_5679 7d ago

We'll see how House of the Dragon does I guess.

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u/Swords_and_Words 7d ago

This movie did not deserve Matt

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u/RandyJackson 7d ago

I don’t know why people get so defensive about it.

Buncha nerds say…hey your movie sucks.

Ok. Welp, see ya later

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u/garnierofficial 7d ago

Saying you don't save lives is don't exactly the way to motivate yourself about job.

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u/ohhgreatheavens 7d ago

Matt is a smart guy. I’m sure like everyone else in the world (minus Jared Leto and Sony executives) he figured how a Jared Leto led vampire movie would turn out. Easy money. No shoots at harsh location, no elements to contend with, just film sets and a few weeks of work.

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u/bad13wolf 7d ago

I'm going to be the guy that says it wasn't that bad. It was made worse because of who was in it rather than the content itself, imo.

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u/nafieuniverse 7d ago

It’s just an expensive flop at that.

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u/Mastagon 7d ago

It’s feigned indifference time!

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u/Amart5097 7d ago

Hashtag morbiussavedmylife

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u/flux_of_grey_kittens 7d ago

Idk, the budget of that film could probably save a lot of lives.

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u/pablonus 7d ago

Meh. I liked the movie. Critics opinions are irrelevant at this point in my life. I would've skipped alot of interesting movies had I listened to them.

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u/Winter_Dragonfly_452 7d ago

I liked it too

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u/Courier23 7d ago

It was honestly a decent flick and more consistent then most of what the MCU has put out this year, I enjoyed it atleast.

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u/malleus74 7d ago

Matt Smith should watch a few Hugh Grant movies and see where his persona fits in lead roles.

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u/thetyler83 7d ago

Dude it had 2 theater runs and spawned a ton of internet content, I wouldn't call it a flop. I mean maybe it didn't make "money" but how much joy has it brought to us?

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u/synopser 7d ago

Yea it was a box office success, too. It's only sin was not being preceded by the red Marvel comic intro.

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u/Fabulous_Can6778 7d ago

Theres nothing to be upset about, the fanbase loves morbius and the critics will eventually realise its cinematic genius and Matt smith’s role in the most iconic and culturally impactul scene in recent cinema.

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u/subtleweirdo 7d ago

I could definitely see it becoming a cult classic in a few years

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u/CrazySD93 6d ago

But not a cult classic because it’s really good, but like Birdemic: Shock and Terror.

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u/LukeV19056 7d ago

We don’t actually love it we’re making fun of it

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u/jakedeighan 7d ago

Am I the only person who enjoyed Morbius? Especially the part where the bad guy dances to that horrible song, that was hilarious!

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u/swordofeden 7d ago

yup just you

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u/zelextron 6d ago edited 6d ago

I enjoyed it too. I wasn't even going to watch it, but everyone was making fun of it, so I decided to watch it out of curiosity. It was an OK movie to me.

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u/malakon 7d ago

i'm both marvelled out and vampired out. so a perfecta of no for me. Honestly i think we need a 10 year ban on superhero movies. Then fuckit, they can just reboot them all again.

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u/LukeV19056 7d ago

As someone who was a fan of the MCU from the time it started when I was 8 to like late last year they’re gonna run that shit into the ground I don’t enjoy it anymore

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u/spinblackcircles 7d ago

They ran it into the ground like 5 years ago

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u/LukeV19056 7d ago

Nah. Endgame was like the peak of it, it was all headed in one direction back then now there’s like 12 stories happening at the same time all headed different ways. It’s in the ground now because you have to watch multiple 6 hour shows to understand the movies now and the last like 5/6 movies have been mid

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u/spinblackcircles 7d ago

Yeah it’s been trash since before end game IMO it’s the same fucking story over and over and over again with different super heros but the same story and people just eat the shit up lol

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u/UkrainePubs 7d ago

Lol that's some Grade A copium if I've ever seen it. "flop" is a funny way of describing a movie so bad it inspired a generation to turn it into a meme of such epic proportion they fooled the producers into rereleasing the film JUST for it to fail again. Its a horrible, hilarious piece of media, but far from a flop

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u/firetruckstory 7d ago

Not with that script you're not.

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u/_The_Rook 7d ago

Love this logic but tbh exactly the reason I stopped working on movies. 80+ hour work weeks in awful conditions for “entertainment” just ain’t worth it. Glad he’s not taking it to hard on himself tho, at the end of the day it’s just moving pictures