'Venom' delivers the wrong kind of bite

'Venom' delivers the wrong kind of bite

'Venom' delivers the wrong kind of bite

One of the symbiotes, called Venom, escapes from the lab and takes up residence within Eddie, declaring that they make a good fit because Eddie's a loser and so is Venom, back on his home planet. At the moment, the film holds a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critical consensus being that "Venom's first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways - chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man". It's not scary, the CGI is messy, the characters are flat, and the laughs are few and far between. His take on Eddie Brock is unlike numerous characters he has become known for like his roles in "The Revenant" or 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' He plays Eddie Brock as a charming, down-on-his luck sleuth, who has bit off more than he can chew.

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Eddie becomes infected with the space parasite as he tries to expose the devious machinations of a Bay Area tech mogul (Rogue One's Riz Ahmed). Where did you come from and why are you here? Venom doesn't turn up in full until nearly the hour mark and the laughs (the intentional ones that is) really only come in the film's final moments where we get the obligatory Stan Lee cameo.

Right now we have three official western posters for Venom, along with one unsurprisingly rad option from Japan.

Venom director Ruben Fleischer too added, "Well, I think we can all agree that it would be pretty incredible to see Spider-Man and Venom face off in a film". The first 20 minutes of Venom goes to great, seemingly earnest pains to make it clear Eddie Brock is a helluva nice guy.

Venom does none of this. As a remorseful scientist (Jenny Slate) remarks, these hapless human guinea pigs should have paid more attention to the paperwork Drake had them sign.

Venom also stars Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams.

He uses the symbiote to experiment on people, trying to create the next step in human evolution, and Hardy's Eddie Brock - an investigative journalist - is going to get caught up in it all when he pushes his investigation a little too far.

For Michelle Williams, starring in Marvel's "Venom" opposite Tom Hardy boiled down to geography and politics.

I mean, Hardy is the literal face of this anti-hero origin story, but its failure is not his fault; that the film (and his character's journey) intermittently resembles "Teen Wolf" and "Liar Liar" (complete with Hardy channeling Carrey's manic energy) explicitly feels like the byproduct of the worst sort of committee thinking. "And there's a character that's beloved by all Venom fans that does not appear in the body of our film that I think fans will be really excited to see", Fleischer said. Those who don't know Kletus Kasady, he the person who is the host of the most powerful Symbiote known as "Carnage". With many concerned that filmmakers may have ditched some of Venom's most promising content, the British star has now readdressed his previous claims in an interview with IGN. Through a lot of heavy plot lifting, Eddie ends up backpacking a symbiote named Venom that allows him to shoot out sticky-icky tentacles, scale skyscrapers, and occasionally transform himself into a hulking S&M man-beast with severe orthodontic issues.

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