#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock’s life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.
Plot: Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.
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It’s school holidays here in France which means the kids are at my place which in turn means lot’s of time in front of the screen. Last night it was Venom’s turn to be plopped into my Blu-ray player.
I have to say that I was a little disappointed. Sure it is a good movie and I did indeed enjoy it but not as much as I thought I would. According to the ratings it looked like the majority of the audience liked it a lot and I do like the character Venom. Sure the culture elite and politically correct idiots that Rotten Tomates use as “critics” claimed it to be rotten but, for me, that’s usually a good sign when it comes to my entertainment value from a movie.
The good things are that I found Venom, the creature, really cool. I liked his voice, his appearance and his no-nonsense attitude. The special effects and the action was very enjoyable to watch. Luckily that was my main reason for watching the movie. Actually, it is probably the main reason I want to watch any Marvel movie, especially lately given the poor quality of writers that Marvel has employed.
I guess it is a plus as well that there was not too much politically correct, green or social preaching in it. I am sure those so inclined can find more than me if they go looking for it but most of the movie audience, at least not for this type of movie, probably could not care less.
The main reason I felt somewhat disappointed is that the main protagonist is really not someone I could feel like I would root for. He is such a despicable douche-bag. For starters he is a low life journalist with an overblown ego and disrespect of pretty much everything. The kind CNN would employ. Even when he’s been infected by Venom he continues between being a worthless egoistic coward and just an asshole. Actually the only real difference between the him and the big bad guy is that the bad guy is a hundred times more intelligent. It’s not until the very end scenes that Eddie develops a minimum of likability.
On the other hand Venom is really the star of the movie. Both as a “thing” and as a character. He is a real bad-ass, quite funny and really everything that Eddie should have been as a character. He even develops more as a character than previously mentioned douche-bag.
It’s a shame since otherwise this would have been a great movie. The story is simple but works well for this kind of movie. There are no silly twists and convoluted sub-plots. The main protagonist, as poor as he is, at least do not carry a lot of past history trying to explain God knows what and such stuff.
If the character of the main protagonist would have been more likable this would have been a great movie. Now it is “just” good.
Venom – **SPOILERS**
There seems to be quite a bit of agreement on what Im about to say about the film. Venom doesnt quite know what it is. It cant decide wether its a goofy, action or a horror movie. Therefore its all of it and none at the same time.
The goofy jokes are pretty lame, which is why they are funny, you dont laugh with the writers, you laugh at them.
The action scenes are meh at best,
car chase : check
motorcycle : check
ridiculous (bad) cgi fight: check
sure, watching Tom Hardy motorcross in San Francisco is quite fun, but its not really action.
Finally, the horror; there are glimpses, glimmers of hope scattered around this movie. Little snippets of what could have been, but as soon as they appear they disappear.
Two scenes really stood out to me due to their potential. After quite a lot of buildup of Venom getting into the building (BY RUNNING UP IT), Eddie decides to take the lift down. Instead of having Eddie walk into the SWAT team, they should have been swarming the building crawling through the floors looking for him. Then, they could have had an ALIEN like hunting scene where Venom slowly takes out the task force one by one, in true horror movie fashion.
The other obvious horror scene could have been using the creepy little girl that delivers RIOT to the Musk wannabe, they could have homaged The Shining, they could have pulled an exorcist, they could have done a million things, but the little girl just has white pupils and a deep voice.
Throughout the movie there are just continuous disappointments because you see what it is missing.
Instead of the cheap love story and all the stupid overdone things they should have been ballsy with their movie. Yes the movie DID make 800+ million, however im sure it was going to do that anyway. Venom is probably one of the most badass characters in comic history, and Tom Hardy is Tom Hardy.
I would have loved to see something along these lines:
Symbiote hunts Eddie.
Symbiote captures Eddie and they become Venom.
Venom starts unleashing hell because he can, hunts SWAT etc.
Venom goes after Musk wannabe and Kills him.
Throw some more horror elements in there, and it would have made for a much more satisfactory watch. I have always adored Venom, and this movie had so much potential, but it was all for nothing. No rewatchability. Nothing worth remembering. Just a flick.
It was funny seeing Tom Hardy being a bit of a pussball, but even he cant help a crap script and an even worse film.
Good intro for Venom, but now I want more!
Had a test screening tonight in cinema I work at, and couldn’t wait to watch my all-time favorite Marvel (anti) hero on big screen. Tom Hardy is great as always, that guy really can act. Can’t think of anyone else who would be a better choice for the role but him. Introduction was really long, but I was not bored for a second. When Venom comes in his true form – the party starts! Wish few action scenes were less like Michael Bay’s style (hardly see anything) but the inner child in me was really happy for Venom’s maniacal kicking and punching around. Venom’s character is really well made visually – his walking, jumping and smashing are just like in the comic books – thumbs up for that!
Hope they will release R rated version on BluRay so we can see more of Venom’s craziness. Tom Hardy allegedly said best parts are cut out to make the movie more age appropriate, and I think that’s a shame. Anyway, I will watch this movie once more in cinema, and buy it on BluRay. After all, it’s Venom!
Go and see it on big screen – hope you won’t be disappointed!
Oh, and there are TWO mid-credit scenes – one we all are waiting for and another one that…just go and see it for yourself!
Not so venomous
Do have a fondness for superhero films. ‘Venom’ also had talented people in the cast, Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams have both done great work in their careers, it looked interesting and found myself really fascinated to watch an origins story of one of the most interesting anti-heroes in the superhero universe.
Watched ‘Venom’ with reasonably high expectations and with the willingness, as always, to judge the film for myself and form my own opinion. Was aware that it was not well liked by the critics, but part of me was really hoping to disagree with the thought that could a film with so much potential be worse than it actually looked? Have to agree with those that were left disappointed, while also not finding ‘Venom’ to be that bad. Am not though going to join in the irritatingly excessive critic bashing from people who really need to start learning the difference between fact and opinion.
‘Venom’ does have good things. It is at its best in the scenes and chemistry between Eddie and Venom, which had fun and tension. It is when Venom arrives on screen too when the film properly starts to generate interest, after too long struggling to invest in the first act. The darker elements of the film are actually quite well done, having a dark grit and creepiness. It looks reasonably good, well designed and shot with slickness and atmosphere.
The music has pleasant moments and fits well while there is some exciting action, especially the car chase sequence. Some of the effects are terrific. Tom Hardy is intensely charismatic, with Eddie/Venom being interesting and well contrasted characters, far more believable than Topher Grace in ‘Spiderman 3’.
However, the rest of the cast don’t fare so greatly. Michelle Williams has never had a flatter character than here and is basically wasted in a development-free plot-device role. Riz Ahmed is far too anaemic for the one-dimensional villain that’s both cartoonish and insipid. Of the characters, only Eddie and Venom engage and intrigue, the rest are flat. While some of the effects are terrific, others are terrible especially in the latter stages with the biggest offender being the rushed and clumsy climax.
It is the script and story where ‘Venom’ fails most. The script is really clunky, especially with the forced and goofy humour that can be misplaced (Venom’s disgust at taking the elevator was the one moment passing as funny) and the villain spouting dialogues and speeches that mean nothing. The less too about the soapy and cliché-ridden scenes featuring Hardy and Williams the better, they are bland and don’t serve much point, and the Life Institute scenes should have had more clarity. Unfortunately, these scenes dominate the first act and makes it feel rather dull and “taking too long to get going”. The story is tonally disjointed, too many tones that are very variable on their own and don’t gel together, and very clunky. This is not a case of the film not trying, to me it came over as trying too hard in catering to everyone and throwing in too many ideas and elements and executing them very variably and too safely. For a story intended to be dark and violent, this seemed rather tame and held back.
Summing up, a disappointment but not that bad. 5/10 Bethany Cox
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Ruben Fleischer
Writer Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel
Actors Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed
Country China, United States
Awards 3 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1, Sonics-DDP, DTS (DTS: X), SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Cooke Anamorphic/i SF and Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Arri Alexa XT, Cooke Anamorphic/i SF, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Red Weapon Monstro (some scenes)
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex, Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process /i Scope (anamorphic) (source format), ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Redcode RAW (8K) (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema