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Venom was disappointing to me because teeters on the true essence of the character of Venom, and with the lackadaisical writing just made it worse than it should be!!!
Rating: 2.5 Stars
What I Like:
-How in some scenes how scary Venom can be, and I wish they showed more of that
The So So:
-The action was hit or miss for me, I did enjoy the car chase scenes in the middle of the movie, but the ending action scenes didn’t do it for me mainly because it was too dark and at times it just seems like a CGI orgy between symbiotes
-Tom Hardy did the best he can playing Eddie Brock, I just felt his development was confusing, sometimes he’s cocky, sometimes he is depressing, some of his dialogue is either dark or funny, just really couldn’t make the connection of what he is all about
-The dialogue tends to have an identity crisis as well, between Brock and Anne Weying, played by Michelle Williams was very awkward, even when they were together, and him between the symbiote Venom tends to teeter between comedy and dark action, although I did love the voice that Hardy gave to symbiote Venom
What I Didn’t Like:
-The writing seemed to be rushed, choppy at times, and a lack of a tone, it just made it very eye rolling for me, and I did expect it to be much better
-The villain was a run of the mill mad scientist in Carlton Drake/Riot, played by Riz Ahmed just watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes to get the same villain concept
-I hated that it took place in San Francisco instead of New York City, it’s like they were purposefully separating to the Spider-Man stories, and to be quite honest, Venom needs a Spider-Man for this story and character of Venom to work
SPOILER THREAD (Don’t read if you haven’t seen it):
There is a mid credit scene where they introduced Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kassady (which leads to the Carnage story),I was intrigued even though Harrelson looked ridiculous with that red wig on, with that said, I still can’t see them do a story line (one of my favorites in the Spider-Man comics) without Spider-Man, the sad thing is, with the bad review it is getting, and the box office doesn’t look promising, it might get canned, that is disappointing to me because it is a story that is coming close to happening, but probably won’t get it.
My skepticism for this movie actually had some substance to think negatively on this film. I don’t know what Sony was thinking in making this film without Spider-Man. Personally, I’m glad this is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I believe Sony needs to just give up, and give all the properties of Spider-Man to Marvel where it belongs. It seems to me that they just don’t get it, or just care about the money. That way we will get a Carnage story done right with the MCU (Lord willing). Until then I have Topher Grace’s version, and a Tom Hardy version with a bad story, and that is depressing!!!
Rating: 2.5 Stars