Main gripes is why does venoms head appear when talking to Tom? Just stick with the voice-over. And how come Riot can body jump with ease but the others cant?
For a similar film but better made watch Upgrade instead.
One last thing, this should have been R rated!
As someone who had hundreds of Spider-Man comics when I was younger (I even owned a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #300 featuring the first full appearance of Venom), this is the PERFECT Venom origin story. And when I see Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Venom's alter ego, it makes me feel happy, contented and as fuzzy as the symbiote.
In the comics, Eddie Brock is a character that is a bit of an outcast, is unsure of himself and gets even more confused (initially) when Venom entered his life, and Tom Hardy channels Eddie Brock to perfection!!! Venom in the comics had some dark-ish humour, and the humour that Venom spouts in the movie is spot on - in fact Venom gets the best one liners. And the biggest laughs from the audience. The movie portrays a beautiful symbiotic relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom, and shows progression in their relationship throughout the movie.
The CGI for Venom is also spot on, making him a highly flexible and versatile character with the symbiotic extensions doing some cool stunts. It makes Venom look cool and dangerous at the same time. The pacing is just right, and Tom Hardy's versatility as an actor really stole the show, so much so that this would work even if this was a one man show.
And the post-credit sneak preview is "one to die for" - I DEFINITELY want to see the next Venom - it'll be CGI carnage...
Peeps, forget the previous incarnation of Venom, this is the REAL deal. Possibly the best movie I've seen in 2018 to date. Stuff the stuffy professional critics. They haven't had any clue for the past 25 years and are no longer credible sources for good movies - much like the fake news. Go watch Venom. It's da bomb!
Frankly, I'm amazed at how a turd like this could get made - (shout out to the movies trailer for putting that word back into my vocabulary) - especially considering we live in a time of great comic book movies.
Tom Hardy is easily the best part of this, as his often scared and apologetic demeanor after bonding with Venom and being completely taken off guard by the powers he now possesses is funny and both exhilarating. Problem is, is that it really only makes up for .... a third of the movie.
The supporting cast is heartbreaking, as Oscar WINNER Michelle Williams and Riz
Ahmed are given a BRUTAL SCRIPT, full of corny as hell, unfunny one liners that try so hard to be funny that you could hear eyes rolling after they were delivered. Like these are two A List actors, three including Tom Hardy who I think is one of the best actors working today, and watching them try to salvage this movie is soul crushing.
Someone said to me the other day "Do you watch porn for the plot, or those big ass symbiote titties".... And hey, I wish those and the action could have saved this movie. But unfortunately, when all was said and done, this hour and 40 minutes was painful.
Symbiote titties aside, here's to hoping the sequel actually tries harder & hoping you go spend your money on First Man, A Star Is Born, Bad Times at the El Royale ... or FUCK , even Goosebumps 2 this weekend. Just not on this.
Grade : C -