This is what critics have to say about Venom4 min read
If you have been waiting for SONY and Ruben Fleischer’s Spider-Man antagonist Venom get a standalone movie for a long time , this might just upset you. Turns out that the new ambitious SONY move to kick start a Spider verse of her own is indeed a failed approach , at least for the critics for now.
The main issue seems to concentrate around the plot and pacing which is somewhat messy and synonymous to what Hardy narrated earlier about 40 minutes of his favorite scene being cut out. Have a look through what some of the reviews have to say :
“Venom” feels like pretty weak poison. – L A Times
The only startling moment in the thoroughly irredeemable Venom that makes you sit up and take notice comes at the 71-minute mark, when the sight of a disheveled, stubbly, sweaty and bloated Tom Hardy jolts you with the realization that here is the perfect actor to one day play Harvey Weinstein. For that insight and that insight alone, this film is valuable. – The Hollywood Reporter
By the end, the character actually growls out a few vaguely amusing pissed-off things. (You begin to realize that he’s a new breed of snark beast around the time he drops a certain word starting with “p.”) But it’s telling that the TV commercials for “Venom” all feature this creature fully formed. Because it’s so long into the movie before Venom comes completely alive as a character that the commercials amount to a kind of spoiler. And it’s not hard to see why they’re designed that way. Venom could have been a fun creation, but the film spends too long watching him…originate. The movie “Venom” actually wants to be is the sequel. – Variety
Venom isn’t quite bad, but it’s not exactly good either. It’s noncommittally mediocre and, as a result, forgettable. It just sort of sits there, beating you numb, unsure of whether it wants to be a comic-book movie or put the whole idea of comic-book movies in its crosshairs. It never rises above bombastic and busy — which is something I never thought I’d say about a movie starring three aces like Hardy, Ahmed, and Williams. – EW
Venom almost gets away with its nonsensical plot in the end thanks to that Eddie and Venom bromance, but then you’re reminded of the major missed opportunity here – more than once, actually. Venom should have been a quality start to Sony’s own Marvel franchise. This, however, is a film that doesn’t earn it and the multiple reminders from the studio saying, “Hey, don’t forget we want to make more of these,” only makes it worse. – Collider
Can Tom Hardy play comedy – intentionally? The question remains worryingly unanswered in this clumsy, monolithic and fantastically boring superhero movie-slash-entertainment-franchise-iteration. The supposedly massive final showdown is so anticlimactic and pointless that it was only when it was followed by Hardy ruminatively sipping coffee on a stoop and chatting that I realized… that was it. That was the big finish. – The Guardian
The most surprising thing about Venom (opening worldwide this week) is that it’s relatively unassuming. The long-in-development solo flick for one of the more popular Spider-Man baddies is clearly a picture born of compromise, one that is torn between the desire to be taken seriously as a respectable comic book superhero movie and a competing desire to openly make fun of itself. – Forbes
You can have a more vivid look at all the reviews from Rotten Tomatoes , the tomato-meter of whom is 30% at present for the movie with just 27 reviews in. It is likely to drop. Are you going to see Venom in theaters this opening weekend ? Comment down below when you plan to do so and follow us for more superhero updates.