VENOM Movie Review : What A Waste

Venom Movie Poster ( Courtesy : Sony Pictures)
Venom Movie Poster ( Courtesy : Sony Pictures)

Of course Tom Hardy is a great talent, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, LOCKE, but here in Ruben Fleischer's adaptation his character is invaded by that villain from Spider Man comics in this spin off that is dull, unexciting, needless and a lesson on how to screw a super hero franchise and turned it into a case of a split personality.

Sony gets involved in creating a mess of everything, and the puzzle remains unsolved?!. What is VENOM all about?, a monster, a super hero, a monster superhero, a split personality?, what is the chaos all about?. The magical web of The Amazing Spider Man is so desperately needed for our rescue over here.

Tom Hardy in a forgettable role though his bad is also good, plays Eddie Brock, an investigative reporter, and Venom – that alien provides the investigative reporter superpowers and in a manner that seems like a favour. What follows is an attack by space parasites. Eddie is against the evil desires of the tech wizard played by Riz Ahmed.

In the year of ‘marvel’ous super heroes - BLACK PANTHER, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, etc, VENOM is nothing but a waste, a blah. No insights, no debates, its ambitious no doubt, adapts a different approach but there is no solid conviction to support. A couple of moments save this from a complete disaster - when some humour comes from VENOM’s alter ego and the tease on the possibility for a sequel that may involve Spider Man. 

Otherwise this anti hero is a no no…

Rating 1.5/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott
  • Actress: Michelle Williams
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Producer: Avi Arad
  • Release Date : 05 Oct 2018
  • Movie Duration : 1 Hr 52 Mins