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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 24 April 2018 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Every year needs that one comic book film that underperforms, gets a critical lambasting, and/or outright bombs...

I'm putting my bet on VENOM for 2018!




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Posted: 24 April 2018 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Maybe if AQUAMAN werenít coming out in December. 
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Maybe if AQUAMAN werenít coming out in December. 

Ahhh, yes. Aquaman. Otherwise known as "Underwater Lobo."
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Posted: 24 April 2018 at 8:32pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Venom was introduced at the tail-end of my adolescence, and I never really glommed onto the character. Though I imagine there are a legion of guys slightly younger than I who are absolutely in love with the trailer's comic-accurate depiction of the "symbiote".

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I couldn't believe a nifty costume re-do would turn into a character in itself.  Marvel sure milked it for all it was worth.
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Posted: 25 April 2018 at 4:16am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Looks absolute garbage. Not a fan of superhero films anyway the only ones I've really enjoyed are Superman (1978?) and Black Panther. 
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Posted: 25 April 2018 at 7:59am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I lost interest in Venom pretty quickly, basically when he became a 'lethal protector' instead of a twisted new villain. I will say, though, this certainly physically looks like Venom, which is pretty cool!
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Posted: 26 April 2018 at 7:36am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I watched the trailer. I know not why. Saw a lot of sturm und drang. And when there came the final full transformation, the Venom face looked... silly! Like a bad Halloween mask version of the character.

Which, now that I think of it, is also how Spawn looked in the movies.

Coincidence.

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I'm not much of a fan of the Venom character, who began appearing in comics I went out of my way to avoid during my waning teen days of collecting superheros. I'm also not into movies featuring slight leading men who aren't Tom Cruise riding motorcycles silhouetted by exploding cars. This will likely join the 25% of superhero films I don't bother with.
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I thought the trailer looked pretty good.
It's hard for those of who were still reading comics when Venom cam out not
to have some negative feelings as it seemed like that was around the time a lot
of us felt the stories weren't all-ages or well written anymore.

That being said the concept of venom could be interesting and the trailer looks
good so I'll give it a chance.
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Posted: 29 April 2018 at 3:39pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

This looks terrible 
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"Venom is the first of Sonyís new films based on characters from the Spider-Man comics, although itís a separate world from last yearís Spider-Man: Homecoming. (Itís also not part of the deal between Sony and Disney that allows Tom Hollandís Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe)."

Sure to disappoint some fans... but doesn't surprise me. (I'm actually thankful!)

-C!


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"CATWOMAN-level bad."
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Posted: 02 October 2018 at 3:02pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Avoiding this like it's... poisonous.








I'll see myself out...
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Posted: 02 October 2018 at 6:05pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

... thus concluding Sony's decades long obsession with Venom. Right?

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Posted: 02 October 2018 at 6:30pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Based on tracking, it should have a decent sized opening weekend, so Sony will probably claim a win initially. Weíll see what happens if it turns out to have no legs. 
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Posted: 06 October 2018 at 6:14am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I saw it a few days ago. Harmless weekend movie and Tom Hardy was fun to watch. 
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Posted: 06 October 2018 at 11:15am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

If this ends up under performs, hopefully  it ends Avi Arad's influence over the Spider-Man IP at Sony. 
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It was a good-not-great movie. At times the audience was audibly enjoying moments that I myself found disgusting (let's say Venom is definitely part of the raw foods movement.) I guess I'm not really the target audience. 

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Posted: 07 October 2018 at 6:09pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

I have not read much in the way of VENOM stories since he fought Spider-Man during the McFarlane years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN -- is it true that this ferocious, vicious, monstrous looking creature is now a Marvel super-hero?  Does he no longer kill?

Thanks,
Marc


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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

In the comics, I liked the symbiote suit that Spider-Man picked up, at first. The costume looked cool (though, I wouldn't have wanted it to permanently replace the original). And when it was revealed as what it was, that was intriguingly creepy. 

I kinda wish there had been an audio burst that would have taken out the symbiote permanently after those early appearances. 

I'm not a fan. I don't really "get" the character, I guess, and don't understand his popularity...in any medium. 

How was this even pitched?  "Let's take the worst character from the worst Spider-Man movie, ever...and give him a solo film!"
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 12:28pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Ditto what Brian Rhodes said.
Venom is the character that drove me away from Spider-Man comics. I never liked the way it looked; over muscled, too many teeth, stupid tongue. It seemed like some kid's unrealistically drawn version of a bad-ass monster, and somehow it made it to the comics and the movies.
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Posted: 14 October 2018 at 8:14pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I saw the movie because my adult daughter invited me to watch it with her. It wasn't bad or good....pretty much flat ol' mediocre. But the more i think about it the more I realize I didn't like it. Didn't like the origin. Didn't like the casting of the human antagonist at all. And the plot felt pretty flimsy, to be honest. They tried to have emotion but fell flat throughout. Characters were all cardboard. I can see they tried to write "the heroes journey" for both Brock and Venom, but it just didn't make sense the way they wrote it. A lot of things didn't make sense.

I walked out afterwards scratching my head - how could a 2:20 movie still feel like they rushed the story?

I still can't decide if Hardy was acting or overacting.


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Venom is basically the story of a demonic possession gone right. I left the movie feeling really weird about that. 
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