Venom is a movie that has been in the back of everybody’s minds for over a year now – not quite at the level of being “hyped” but we all knew it was coming out and there was mild interest from just about everyone out there who enjoys a good super hero romp. Then the critics came out and posted their thoughts on this movie, and like a stone dropping into the ocean expectations plummeted. However, after seeing the Tom Hardy led movie, I have to ask myself, “Why is this hated on?” Venom was actually pretty fun!
The movie does start out slow – beginning with a ship crashing to earth and bringing the symbiotes to our planet. There is a lot of exposition explaining why we should like Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, and why we should hate Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake. From there the film continues to drag on showing why the suave Eddie Brock went from respected journalist to jobless looser – and it continues down this path a little bit too long. However, just as I was about to give up on this movie the symbiotic Venom is finally introduced and things kick into high gear really fast. Continue reading “Venom Review – And Why You Should See It”