Tom Hardy's New Marvel Film 'Venom' Is Almost Universally Panned By Critics

‘Venom’ Is a “Complete Failure” According to Early Social Media Reviews

By and large, reviewers have slammed the film for its inconsistent tone, shambolic script that's rockier than the Himalayas, nonsensical plot devices, dour direction by helmer Ruben Fleischer, and confusing campiness that evokes the 1997 trainwreck Batman & Robin, the dumpster fire that was Ben Affleck's Daredevil, and the critically hated Catwoman. Opens Friday at theatres everywhere.

What works in Venom is Tom Hardy and the majority of the title character's portrayal. And I'm excited and I just want to shoot a sequel.

Sony's interest in a Venom dates back more than two decades, but really began to take shape in 2007 with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, which introduced Eddie Brock and the alien symbiote with the intentions of launching a spinoff. To explain just how disappointing this is, Venom's now sitting at only 1% higher than classic superhero turkeys like Green Lantern and Ghost Rider.

It feels like a movie that is largely unaware of the progress that has been made to tell stories that are both authentic to their source material and sophisticated enough for audiences unfamiliar with that material to experience them in a real way. Sony owns the film rights to him so he's officially described as dwelling in a universe "adjunct to" that of the Marvel's own Comic Universe.

This isn't a Joker situation, where we're rolling our eyes at the very idea of it (even if we still can't look away), nor is it a situation where we're enthusiastic about the potential of something different and a bit unconventional, like with Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, or even the upcoming Aquaman.

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But at least Hardy knows what he's about, which is taking the piss out of superhero/supervillain conventions that have gone long past stale and reached mummification. Thanks to Kasady's major homicidal streak and psychopathic tendencies, and some comic book science involving the symbiote bonding to Kasady's blood directly (don't worry about it), Carnage became a massive and powerful threat nearly immediately. The trailer shows the body of journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) forcibly taken over by the gooey alien symbiote. "What I'm saying is that I had a lot of time improvising and a lot of freedom to play with Venom".

Riz Ahmed plays the antagonist in the film. Drake is a soulless Silicon Valley tech zillionaire who's like a cross between Elon Musk and the killer yuppie from Aliens. "For all of the wild weirdness and wackadoo mess, this character is, shockingly, one we'd be happy to spend more time with, thanks to Hardy". Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control risky abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating.

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The picture gets increasingly sillier as the pace gets ever more frantic, especially after a second hungry symbiote enters the scene.

That future Hardy celebration I predicted up top? There is no point in entering a theater with a negative bias, so just let go of Hardy's possible misquotes and just try to enjoy Venom for what it is.

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