I watched Venom today.
Five word: Highly entertaining and highly underrated.
I do not understand all hate and bad reviews coming from the critics for this movie.
Fans who aren’t too bothered by the changing of origins, should enjoy this movie. It is weird having Venom without having the Spider-Man black suit backstory or spider powers, but the Venom character is much more like the comics than the one in Spider-Man 3.
This was a good origin movie for a character we have only seen poorly done in the horrible Spider-Man 3 movie.
The movie did flirt between being dark and funny at the same time which I believe is Disney’s fault due to Sony renting Spider-Man to them. Other than that the fight scenes were amazing, and if I understood correctly by the way they recreated the villain (the other symbiote,) it was Riot ’cause Riot is one violent bitch!
In my opinion, those not familiar with the comic were disappointed because they expected to see Venom as “the bad guy,” when the fact is, Venom’s desire for good or evil depends on his host. In this case Venom is not the villain but an anti-hero.
Also it’s starting to seem like you can’t believe critics anymore about anything.
Tom Hardy acting is a bit wooden at times, but not enough to weaken the film much. I personally would have chose another actor, a fresh new face.
Regardless, I would defiantly recommend others to see this film.