One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom.
The reactions I’ve heard after watching the advanced screening last night was not good . So you wanna know is it worth it to watch Venom on the big screen? Read our thoughts below…
What Marcus Thinks of it? His POV
I remember seeing Venom on comic covers and in the old Spiderman. So I had this image of him being a really bad guy that makes Spiderman bad. This is not that story. There’s really not much story at all. A promising start leads to a long, boring beginning that finally turns into an action movie. The stunts are amazing. The visual effects are a bit cartoony. The women …are almost non-existent. There is a female character, love interest, but she’s not much to look at. There’s not even a badass woman in spandex who can fight really well. Shouldn’t all superhero movies have at least one of those? We get to see some good fight sequences and car chase with a nearly indestructible character that freely shares his weaknesses. It was funnier than I thought it was going to be, so that was nice. However, there is one thing with the movie, that actually might not bother most people, but makes this a bad story for me. It has to do with motivation. I can’t explain it without giving plot points away, but I felt it was really lazy writing, or perhaps the part that clarifies the motivation change of our main character was edited out of the final film.
So, you might have to go see this film because a it is part of the Marvel Universe and you watch all Marvel films because it might be important for the next film that you actually like. Just don’t expect too much. It is, at times, a little bit fun, but not very clever. Maybe wait until this one can be watched at home.
What Earth Thinks of it? Her POV
Venom is not the typical villain/superhero movie you will ever see. Personally I am not that familiar with Venom or I never gave him that much attention because he looks really creepy. I don’t know what to expect in the movie so it was good for me that I had a clean slate. I did not set my standards high and I was there as an ordinary movie-goer who wanted to see something new.
While the movie started real slow , even boring some who set high standards, I think it was the right kind of intro to who Edie Brock was .
I love the chase scene, I think it was most of the fun chase scene I have seen on screen. Tom Hardy was very different here from all his other movie, you hardly recognize him at all except for that Venom voice that sounded like Bane haha! It was weird but good kinda weird to see fresh faces on screen. I mean I didn’t recognize Tom and Michelle and the only familiar face there ofcourse was Stan Lee. So maybe that’s why most didn’t like it.
It was not the kind of pow wow Marvel movie like the others, I didn’t think I was watching a Marvel movie. Good thing we we’re reminded at the beginning that there will be Easter eggs after so we stayed weee bit long in the cinema up until the last end credit rolls.
Stay until the end, the easter egg they showed is about Spiderman and that’s all I will ever say. It was a long one too so it is worth it.
Venom, Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures, an Avi Arad / Matt Tolmach / Pascal Pictures Production, Venom. Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal. Screenplay by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel. Screen Story by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg. Based on the Marvel Comics. Executive Producers are David Householter, Stan Lee, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy, Edward Cheng, and Howard Chen. Director of Photography is Matthew Libatique, ASC. Production Designer is Oliver Scholl. Edited by Maryann Brandon, ACE and Alan Baumgarten, ACE. Visual Effects Supervisor is Paul Franklin. Costume Designer is Kelli Jones. Music by Ludwig Göransson. Music Supervision by Gabe Hilfer.