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My review of VENOM


 


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Yes, in the cinemas 63 72.41%
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 2 months ago '05        #1
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myword 9 heat pts
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My review of VENOM
 

 
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By now you’ve seen the ads. By now you’ve probably read the online buzz. By now you’ve probably decided if you’re gonna spend your precious time & money on Sony’s VENOM. If you’re still on the fence maybe this review will help cement your decision.

Having watched movies as long as I have you can somehow tell from the marketing things like the story structure and overall quality of the end product. With a genre like this it becomes even more easy to predict. The marketing for Venom has pretty much laid out everything you need to know about the movie. There are hardly any surprises. So if you’re looking for path breaking storytelling or anything that even remotely tries, this isn’t it. Even action aficionado’s will find the action passable at best.

Other than current special effects, VENOM seems like a product of a bygone era. Like greedy studio heads at Sony unearthed a late 90s script and ran with it especially after reinvigorating their cashcow franchise (i.e. Spider-man Homecoming). Everything about this is painfully dated. From the love angle, the formulaic villain to the all too familiar action.

Yet I’d like to see a sequel. Why? Two words - Tom Hardy.

Like many I wasn’t sold on his Eddie Brock from the trailers and to be honest I still don’t buy the journalist side. Maybe if he was a small time writer for a thrashy blog/tabloid or someone hungry to prove himself. You’d think that after being kicked out of New York for his journalistic misdeeds he’d be struggling to get back on his feet. Nope. He pretty much works for a big news firm (judging from the big a.ss skyscraper they’re based in) and seems to be doing a-okay. Yet all of his actions seriously make us doubt his journalistic abilities.

To make matters worse the character has no arc. He ends the movie the way he started just with new abilities. Besides all the movies shortcomings this is perhaps the most wasted opportunity. All this is no fault of the actors. He’s paid to act and act he does. Once the symbiote latches on the fun kicks in. Hardy’s interaction with Venom is what makes one forgive the dullest first hour in recent memory and forget how archaic all of this feels.

Give the man a better director and a script from the 2010’s at least and let him unleash the true potential of this character in the sequel. Than maybe Sony will have the Spiderverse they’re so desperate to kick start.
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104 comments for "My review of VENOM"

 2 months ago '04        #2
GodsFavorite 106 heat pts106
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this movie just reeks of "Sony thinks a superhero movie should have x y and z so we're going to rework this script until it fits every generic guideline imaginable". i cant imagine ruben fleischer and tom hardy joining a project if its truly this devoid of imagination or originality
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 2 months ago '14        #3
DavidAames 17 heat pts17
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Ill watch for free, nothing more.

That PG-13 sh*t ruined it for me...
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 2 months ago '05        #4
Scorpz 7 heat pts
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Watchin tomorrow night.. hope this isnt as bad as these reviews say it is.. Venom my all time fav comic book character


Last edited by Scorpz; 10-03-2018 at 02:07 PM..
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 2 months ago '05        #5
SupaMann 50 heat pts50
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yea... not wasting my money.

You're right, it looks predictable.
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 2 months ago '14        #6
agriffiths 
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U should add an option "I'm gonna watch it...for free". Still excited to see how Tom does in the roll he never really disappoints. But I'm definitely not paying to see it especially after that review. I very rarely listen to critics and usually disagree with them and I always like to check sh*t out myself. Now I can go in with low Hope's and might possibly be amazed hahah
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 2 months ago '17        #7
Lazy 3 heat pts
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It will be good once it gets to Marvel
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 2 months ago '12        #8
kiddalex 12 heat pts12
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they had 5 dollars off tickets through amazon so i bought one for 6 bucks , if it sucks i'll leave its 5 mins from my house

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 2 months ago '11        #9
VicDutch 124 heat pts124
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 kiddalex said
they had 5 dollars off tickets through amazon so i bought one for 6 bucks , if it sucks i'll leave its 5 mins from my house

and you ain't think to share that with your bX fam?? take this slap
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 2 months ago '05        #10
Sluggernaut 24 heat pts24
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This review is exactly what I expected.

Guy stumples on power
Rejects the power
Embraces the power

Go from bad to good yadda yadda yadda

I want to support Tom Hardy because I think he’s one of the real bad a.sses even though Even Stevens broke his nose
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 2 months ago '04        #11
jaynat603 
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Any comic book series that have an R rating or Mature audience on the cover but got adapted as a pg-13 film is never good news nor worth the time to check out.
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 2 months ago '16        #12
postemupndunkit 4 heat pts
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 vicdutch said
and you ain't think to share that with your bx fam?? Take this slap
super facts

 2 months ago '12        #13
sOurxd i e s e 19 heat pts19
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 jaynat603 said
Any comic book series that have an R rating or Mature audience on the cover but got adapted as a pg-13 film is never good news nor worth the time to check out.
ive been reading comics since a real youngin and gotten tons and tons passed down from me from my father

tell me about all these rated R and mature audience venom series.

(not defending this movie thats definitely gonna be trash)
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 2 months ago '18        #14
bxgangsta 
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The CGI and Tom Hardy’s acting from the trailer is enough for me to not want to see it.

 2 months ago '17        #15
QdobaCasanova 12 heat pts12
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It’s baffling that people thought this sh*t was going to be good in the first place.
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 2 months ago '07        #16
TH35 112 heat pts112
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 QdobaCasanova said
Itís baffling that people thought this sh*t was going to be good in the first place.
Yea I think itíll be terrible but Iím still seeing it Saturday

 2 months ago '05        #17
Sluggernaut 24 heat pts24
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 Monkey Nuts said
Nah b Tom hardy is fugaze and likes it in the butt.

Donít give me the i should respect a gay gangsta speech Batty boi

He ainít gay no mo

that was when he was in college

 2 months ago '06        #18
StillFree28 41 heat pts41
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I really needed a win on this one.
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 2 months ago '05        #19
DaOmega_1 288 heat pts288
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Saw it. I'm gonna review it this weekend.

But, in short... No, it's not good.
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 2 months ago '04        #20
Adwerdz 398 heat pts398
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Wow smh
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 2 months ago '15        #21
darealjstylez86 10 heat pts10
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My nephew works at the cinema and I just got to see it.... and well..... you will all be dissapointed.... I had too slap the sh*t out of him for giving me a free pass too watch that bullsh*t fake a.ss venom with no spider emblem on his chest.....

Green Lantern > Venom
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 2 months ago '17        #22
Ifeellikekobe 90 heat pts90
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4/10

Sounds about right
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 2 months ago '18        #23
BLKExcellence92 3 heat pts
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Damn and I was really looking forward to this movie..oh well
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 2 months ago '14        #24
strungout 391 heat pts391
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i already knew any movie that eminem does the soundtrack for will be garbage ..
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 2 months ago '04        #25
SpyDa 181 heat pts181
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 VicDutch said
and you ain't think to share that with your bX fam?? take this slap
 postemupndunkit said
super facts

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I think this what he did. If so enjoy.


Last edited by SpyDa; 10-03-2018 at 10:12 PM..
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