Venom surrounds reporter, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), as he investigates the Life Foundation and it’s founder Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). He finds out that Drake is experimenting with alien symbiotes so that the human race can live in space and Eddie gets infected with one named Venom.
Okay so Venom is not terrible movie like many critics have claimed, but it also isn’t good movie. First off, the dialogue is pretty atrocious, but because of that, the film takes a humorous tone to it. Tom Hardy and Venom’s relationship was enjoyable and the humor in the film made it fun.
However, all of the cast – Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, etc. are better than this. Everyone in this movie is pretty one dimensional, especially the villain. The story was mediocre at best. So, the overall tone of the movie feels like a 90s or early 2000s comic book movie and that just doesn’t work anymore.
I also thought it was weird that once Venom reveals himself, everyone accepts him pretty quickly. The action scenes were sometimes hard to follow. There was also a message about class in the movie, but it didn’t follow through on it. So overall, this is a film I probably won’t ever see again, but if you are interested in seeing it, I would say Venom could be a decent cable watch.
I give Venom a C-