Venom (2018) Movie Poster
Synopsis : Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent super alter-ego: Venom. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organisation looking for a symbiote of their own.
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Actor: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Movie: Venom (2018)
Duration: 112 min
This needed to be R rate, pure and simple. The is on shaky ground from the beginning, much like Ghost Rider failed to capture the essence of the character. The biggest issue I had was the short timeframe of Brock and Venom being together, this needed to happen much earlier. It’s the same with Riot and Drake, the rushed post production editing leaves the character moments on the floor. This review is based on the cinematic experience and I’ll review if they re-edit this film into the R rating it deserves. The film fails to find a consistent tone in this age of superhero films, the darkness of the movie does not match the style of the film. The producers and studio obviously did not want to spend 100 million on a R rated film, that’ fair enough, that’s there choice but remember Deadpool was a risky venture that paid off in spades. Hollywood needs to start releasing two versions of the films. The mould for cinema releases has changed and if they keep aiming at the teenage audience these franchises will fail. The trailer promised darker moments but this was quite tame in the end.
Great Movie !!!! So much action with just the right amount of comedy. But yet another example of the critics being dead wrong in their assessment of a movie. This is a similar to how they were wrong in their critiquing of The Last Jedi, where they gave it a 90% + and the fans gave it a 40%. Good job on another blunder of a review by our beloved critics…and no you don’t know better then millions of people.