Venom Review Cast & Crew:
Release Date05 Oct 2018
Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom -- leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.
Verdict : Not the Anti hero film we were promised still a vicious entertainer
Venom which is supposed to the origin story of the villain who's first host was Peter Parker himself is now literally a film about an alien Symbiote who wants to save the planet.
The film starts with Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock happy and content, about to marry the women of his dreams and living the best life as a journalist in San Francisco, until he is send to interview Carlton Drake played by Riz Ahmed. The evil Life Foundation corporation who is known to do all kinds of shady stuff but it also controls the world. Pissed off with Eddie, Drake says 'You are finished' and that does mark the end of infamous Eddie Brock.
The first half the film is slow and incorporates the huge backstory but oncs set, Tom Hardy and Venom take to the center stage. Watching Tom and Venom struggling with each other is not just the film's comic relief but also brings more depth to the rather dull and basic characters and story. It also gives Hardy the chance to shine on the screen as someone who is suffering but also enjoying himself. His presence as both the charcters takes over the screen and film itself.
You get to really see them bond with each other, bring out the best in each other and fall for Anne Weying (sort off). There are scenes where you get to see Venom really take after her like a pet would like your ex girlfriend. We also get a special appearance of She-Venom.
Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake convincingly plays the billionaire who is super manipulative and looks to the future, for his gain while disguising it as the betterment of the human race.
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