Venom Movie Review: Sony Disappoints With a Poorly Produced Venom Movie.
Venom breaks record for largest October opening weekend in the box office but disappoints across the board.
Its been awhile since we’ve seen Venom on the movie screen, and many are asking, was it worth the wait? The answer is no, unfortunately the long awaited venom movie fell short of its expectations. Ruben Fleischer was given the opportunity to finally direct a movie that isn’t uncomfortably corny and yet again, made it corny. This movie is comparable to a child version of the Deadpool movies with a little less entertainment. The movie runs for two hours and twenty minutes but the story feels incredibly crammed and unorganized
Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 30% which is about half of what I would rater the movie. Although this implies my score would be a 60%, at no point did I want to close my eyes and take a nap. 95% of the people on google liked the movie as of Monday Oct. 3,2018 which gives it a pretty successful overall score. According to the Huffington Post, Venom actually broke a record by a long shot being the biggest October opening movie yet. Venom earned 80 million dollars on its opening weekend while the previous record holder. Alfonso Cuarón held the record at 55.8 million with his movie Gravity, which was released in 2013. Both movies had a 100 million dollar budget, though Gravity scored a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Many people also do not know the background story of Venom which is harmful to the ratings of this movie. Most people hear Venom and instantly think Spiderman. Venom was the arch nemesis of Spiderman in the movie Spiderman 3, and is also what turned his Spidy-Suit black in the same movie. Venom is an alien symbiote that is rejected by Peter Parker (Spiderman) and is passed over to Eddie Brock. Venom is a super villain who ironically saves the world from his arch nemesis Riot who ends up being (spoiler alert) CEO Carlton Drake who is Eddie Brocks human divas that ruined his life. This drama may be hard to understand which is exactly what makes the movie below proficient.
Disney released two Marvel movies this year, both which are on the top 10 list for highest grossing films ever. The Black Panther and The Avengers: Infinity War both became instantly cladsics from the moment of their release and will probably hold records for highest grossing films for quite some time. It is unfortunate that Sony Pictures put out a movie that will probably be forgotten sooner than later at such a great time for Marvel.
Overall I would tell you to go give this movie a shot but don’t expect much from it. If you are a Marvel or just simply a Comic Enthusiast, you more than likely will not be satisfied when you walk out of that movie theater. Hopefully Sony Pictures can prove themselves with their upcoming DC Comics films; Aquaman, which is set to release in late December, and Hellboy which is set to release in January 2019.