Lets be honest. It doesn't matter what quality the movie had. It was going to get negative reviews from critics with agendas regardless. Some probably want Sony's movies to fail and some are probably Disney MCU fanboys who just want Venom in the MCU. I watched it last night after reading and watching every negative review from "professional" film critics and "professional" Youtubers. I can confirm that these "professional" critics are either lying or dumber than a box of rocks. Shortly after the negative reviews from critics and shortly after regular people started watching, you may have seen the nonsense narrative pop up recently claiming the film is "so bad it is good". That is probably because the film is actually just good.
SPOILER ALERT. I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum but it is difficult to filter the negative propaganda from these garbage critics and not give at least some stuff away.
Many critics have tried to poke holes in the plot of the movie yet they all seem like they're either lying to trash the movie or just being dumb.
- They claimed that it doesn't make sense how Venom decided to help Eddie and defend Earth from Riot. NEWS FLASH! Venom fought other symbiotes in the comics. Symbiotes compete over hosts and Venom was not liked by other symbiotes. Venom was helping Eddie because he needed Eddie as a host and Venom wants Earth for himself. He doesn't want the other symbiote to come to Earth.
- Angry Joe attacked the way Riot made his way from a different country to the Life Foundation. Riot was trying to use Carlton Drake to bring the other symbiotes to Earth. Carlton Drake was basically Eddie's enemy while Riot was Venom's enemy. They both had a common goal and decided to work together. It was their relationship that made the movie.
- Many critics attacked the tone of the movie, claiming it had 3 different tones. I only experienced 1 tone in the movie. It felt like a dark comedy similar to Deadpool but with much less sexual, raunchy themes. It also felt like an MCU quality movie with the light hearted humor but mixed with a bit from Deadpool.
The tone of the movie was perfect in that they succefully portrayed Venom as a violent alien that wants to feast on humans while still keeping it PG 13 for upcoming cross over. Venom lacks morality. He was sinister but also funny at times because he doesn't understand humans. Venom and Eddie shared this strange relationship. Once Eddie discovered that Venom needed him to survive Eddie realized he had leverage over the symbiote. Venom doesn't want to lose his host.
- Critics attacked the way Venom was funny. Venom was a sinister goof ball in the comics. He's an alien that preys on other species. Humor is exactly what they were going for. Think Infinity War. Infinity War was a dark, grim, and serious movie overall but it had humor at times with Thor, Starlord, and others. Venom feels similar but you didn't see people complain about it in Infinity War.
Many of these critic reviews don't even read like professional reviews. They read more like lazy, incoherent, sh*t posts written in 5 minutes just mocking the movie because they want it to fail.
I thought they did an amazing job and I don't get what many reviewers are talking about. Venom is a more complex character to portray in live action. It was risky, and could've easily gone wrong but they nailed it for an actual trilogy. Much better than I expected. I expected a dark serious horror type movie but instead it surprisingly felt like an MCU quality movie with light humor. It felt like something that could fit into the MCU. For example, one funny part was when Eddie hears Venom for the first time. Eddie is looking into a sink mirror because he feels sick, sees his face change, hears Venom's voice, and he immediately screams like a girl and gets thrown into a bathtub and passes out. The scene was in the trailer but was funnier in the movie. It wasn't as good as Civil War, Infinity War, or Winter Soldier but it was better than Thor The Dark World, Antman, Spiderman Homecoming (movie was hot garbage and only praised because it was in the MCU) and Doctor Strange. The movie does not deserve a 31%. I think the movie did Venom fans justice which is why the audience score is so much higher than the critic score. If Marvel Studios had made this exact same film I would guarantee the score would be higher.
Last edited by Enemy - on 06 October 2018
The downside to the movie was that there wasn't as much action as I hoped but the time they spent establishing Eddie as a character before meeting Venom was crucial to the movie. The highlight of the movie was how Eddie and Venom learned to work together. Why Eddie decides to embrace the symbiote. Eddie is better portrayed in the movie. He's a good guy that accepts Venom's violent nature. The final scene is important also. It shows the culmination of everything in the movie. Venom as a character didn't exist until that scene.
As a Venom fan since the 90's this movie was sort of a relief. Tom Hardy was excellent. I thought they were going to screw it up but this has given me confidence in Morbius. I hope this leads to sequels. If you go into the movie expecting to see the terrible stuff critics are saying, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Go watch it for yourself if you're a Venom fan.