'Venom' review: Sony delivers the worst Marvel movie since 'Elektra'

05 Octobre, 2018, 01:26 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Venom will be showing on October 5

That's partly because in the comics, Venom was essentially Spider-Man's evil twin; Brock and the symbiote were joined together by their hatred of the webslinger, and their stories were nearly always intertwined with his.

A still from Venom. He's Spidey's shadow, and without him, he's just a globular, computer-generated Tyler Durden, another opportunity for Tom Hardy to mumble and grumble weirdly to himself.

The movie just seems so weirdly out of place for an actor known primarily for his dramatic work, in serious films such as Dunkirk, The Revenant and The Dark Knight Rises. For those of you wondering if he does enjoy eating brains, well, Venom does get to do such a thing once, but just like the rest of the movie, it's such a bloodless endeavor that one has to wonder what's even the point.

With the Sony-sponsored "Venom" lens, users can tap the Venom icon to toggle between changing their voice to sound like the symbiote or playing the Eminem track. The first, mid-credits, is a shameless plug for Venom II, or Venom-er, or whatever they plan to call it.

Hardy says that the idea of symbiosis - needing each other to survive - is built into the characters of Eddie and Venom. So why not try another comic book baddie and get above-the-title billing this time? His spider-web was stronger and he became more agile.

Sony now has plans to give films to other Spidey characters, with Jackpot, Black Cat, Kraven the Hunter and Silver Sable all candidates to get their own movie.

Venom is a grittier, more violent and more complicated character than his Marvel brethren.

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That seems to be the closest thing to a consensus among the first wave of reviews for "Venom", which represents Sony's effort to build its own superhero universe.

Meant to launch the studio's long-planned, so-called Spider-Verse, referred to internally as Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters, Venom is on track for a domestic opening weekend of between $60 million and $65 million. "The film's few bright spots are largely due to Hardy's interplay with himself", Prudom wrote in part.

Venom did make his big screen debut more than a decade ago in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, where he was portrayed by Topher Grace. A quote from the comic goes, "You're Eddie Brock".

The story is so hollow and the characters so one-dimensional that it is hard to empathize with the characters in the film. Hardy has the unenviable task of taking the truly unlikeable character of Eddie Brock from the Spider-Man comic book franchise and making him relatable and at least somewhat sympathetic.

While appearing at the Good Morning Britain show, the father of two admitted his past struggles helped him tap into the troubled psyche of his character in the new horror film Venom, in which he plays an investigative journalist whose body is invaded by an alien, dailymail.co.uk reported. In fact, it's a classic origins story, complete with a megalomaniacal billionaire playing God; a likable girlfriend character, and of course an everyman who finds himself in the wrong lab at the wrong time, and all of a sudden he's FREAKING OUT because some insane things are happening to him! He also has to contend with Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), owner of a villainous corporation with maniacal aspirations for saving humanity. Let us know what you think.

Who else is in it? A noble reason to lose one's job, perhaps, except that Brock stole the info from his fiancé Anne's (Michelle Williams slumming it in a thankless role) e-mail.

Hardy plays Eddie Brock, a San Francisco investigative reporter who's supposed to be raffish and just comes off as loutish and boring.

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