Venom (2018) – Enough for Superheroes

Just out of curiosity why “Venom” so hated by critics. This as well applies in “Suicide Squad,” both anti-hero villain movies. Rotten Tomatoes gives an approval rating of 28% based on 287 reviews. They say that “Venom” is nothing more than a mistake. A live-action based on superhero comic book turns into chaotic, noisy, and tries to stay in the “Spider-Man” universe. On the other hand, Metacritic assigned a score of 35 out of 100. The reviews are filled with various unfavorable reviews. So, why does “Venom” fail? Is the critic’s view wrong? Are we as just care enough to watch this movie?

This is Tom Hardy. As Eddie Brock, he became a well-known investigative journalist who always reported facts. He reveals something that is hidden, raises various opinions, personal opinions, and conducts research on a story. Then, be a piece of news. Journalists like Brock may be the main enemy of a victim. They try to blackmail people for their benefit. However, the problem is getting wilder when an outer parasite is absorbed into himself. Until then, Brock was never the same person. Something that had only been a story turns out to be a fact for Brock if he was a monster.

Venom and Eddie Brock are like a connection that combines the anti-hero which I like the most. It’s one of my favorite villain comic books especially in the “Spider-Man” universe after Carnage. Spider-Man Noir and Ultimate Spider-Man is my favorite Spider-Man. Actually, no one cares. Anyway, we need people like them, especially Venom. He bit it and bit it. Its complex and detailed information is what makes us not think again. The news isn’t just a hoax. Rather, such people are out of bounds to fight the opposite.

This film has a problem. First, it’s not horror. I know, this film is just like a gimmick product. They seemed to ruin Venom’s essence. How could you change one of the most ferocious yet brutal anti-hero characters to be just a joke? The decision was that this film was made with a PG-13 rating. It’s like a slap in the face by Venom’s tongue. I just want to see Venom bite and eat the lives of its prey. Why didn’t work in this film? Second, why is Sony like a douche? Trying to revive the failed atmosphere of Andrew Garfield’s “Spider-Man” franchise is not the way. This means is a collision for two different universes. Will there be a paradox of time that will bring together the two universe Spider-Man? I just hope like that.

The plot isn’t much different from all superhero films. Same basic, Same format, there is no distinction. The difference is, this is an anti-hero movie. I’m quite disappointed with this as well. However, this film seems to want to bring together two alien organisms to Earth in a plan to exterminate humanity. There is a good guy and a bad guy. The battle between Venom and Riot is nothing more than a good guy versus a bad guy. Like, what were they thinking? I want to see Venom as an alienated character. I just want to see Tom Hardy’s acting to society. Why isn’t this film?

The chemistry between Eddie Brock and Venom is one of the most interesting things. It’s like Migi and Shinichi in the “Parasyte” anime. I always hope, when watching this film, that this film has a full resemblance to the anime. Venom who tried to take over the bodies of Eddie and Eddie who were scared to death so they could enjoy it. Venom also sometimes has a humorous characteristic. Just like other Marvel films, it’s just a bit of funny moment to put with. The film also relies on full CGI to produce action sequences. However, Rotten Tomatoes is honest. It’s just noisy, simple, and a gimmick to say is a fight. The tone is there but the action is just a contrasting night that isn’t too interesting.

Tom Hardy is the biggest asset to Hollywood. He is like Marlon Brando’s next generation. This is Bane from “The Dark Knight Rises,” the man with his eyes from “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and the pilot from “Dunkirk.” But, how could you go wrong? Tom Hardy is a great actor. He is just not too special in this film. I mean, it’s a comic books movie. Why do we have to think about trivial things? As I said, the chemistry between the two characters is really interesting. Sometimes, there is a friendship between them. Venom learns not to eat people carelessly while Eddie learns to never give up.

“Venom” as it failed to reach a balanced point. The chemistry between Eddie Brock and Venom raises various kinds of feelings. However, it is just another good part. There is an emotional connection between the two characters. The visual effect is like watching a messy blockbuster or any bad Michael Bay movies. The brutal tone with comedy penetrated smoothly in the PG-13 rating. It ruined one of the most famous anti-hero comic book characters. Tom Hardy with quite a fantastic job. Other than that, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed also do their average performance. The interconnection between the three characters then unites. In my opinion, that didn’t work. So much obscurity is there. Just love the post-credit scene where they introducing Carnage as Venom’s next enemy. Eventually, that’s the part I’m waiting for even though I don’t know why.

3 out of 5 stars.

Salman Al Farisi

An Indonesian who loves to watch and read everything. A literary student who likes to write about reviews and essays on Crackdown Review. But, I just wannabe critics who love arthouse than anything.

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