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Brian Miller
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Posted: 21 October 2018 at 10:43am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

My brother in law said itís the best movie heís ever seen. 
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Posted: 21 October 2018 at 10:49am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

"My brother in law said itís the best movie heís ever seen."

I feel sorry for your sister.
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Sergio Saavedra
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Posted: 21 October 2018 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I saw the film last week (it was released in advance in Europe, I think). 
After reading negative reviews, I enjoyed the film more than I expected. It was fun, with nice action scenes and entertaining. But not great.
I did notice something a little odd, though. Sometimes the movie was rather dark and gritty, but it never went very far in that direction. The dialogues and some  jokes seemed to try and lighten things a bit. 
You can tell that the story was filmed as a darker and more adult story but was cut and toned down so that Venom can meet with Spider-man in the future.



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Posted: 21 October 2018 at 2:14pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Itís my wifeís brother, Oliver. 
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Andy Mokler
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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 1:33am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I don't know if I've become overly picky about movies but this is yet another piece of drek.  And my dislike of the movie has nothing to do with a fondness or even familiarity of the source material.

The writing is just so bad that it makes for a bad movie.  The protagonist is unlikable and unsympathetic.  His character is inconsistent and motivations are confusing/contradictory.  The other characters are so generic and one-dimensional as to be unbelievable and their actions are so unrealistic that you never believe or feel for any of them.

The story itself is disjointed and fragmented and worst of all, the whole reason anyone wants to see this movie is not on-screen very much.  They also do one of my biggest pet peeves and set up rules and then break them.

They even wimped out on Venom.  I thought the whole point of this movie was to be hard core and make Venom a truly scary character?  Instead, they water him down and don't give the audience what they want.  Not onscreen anyway.  

For anyone who saw it, shouldn't the annoying neighbor have been used to establish just how ruthless and uncaring Venom is?  He was a meaningless character that seemed to be perfect to help establish Venom.  But he just gets the equivalent of "boo".

Brock is a mixed bag too.  On the one hand, he's an investigative journalist who isn't afraid of his boss or high powered people and he isn't afraid to speak his mind to them to the extent that his willing to risk his job, relationship and the city he lives in on that attitude.  But then he's afraid to tell his neighbor off for playing his guitar too loudly.

It's just a mess and I'll be curious to see how it holds up.  I know the first weekend excitement carried it to a big opening box office but I can't help but think that it will drop off.
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 6:47am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

No such luck, Andy. The movies a big, big hit.

Sad but true.
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Andy Mokler
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 2:01pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

No such luck, Andy. The movies a big, big hit.

Is a 60% drop relatively normal?  I know the decline is rapid for most movies in today's world.  33% critics and 80% fans on Rotten Tomatoes.  Seems it's probably like most blockbusters.
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 2:30pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

VENOM's second weekend drop was average for superhero movies. I was hoping that it would fail, so that Sony would stop trying to make their universe of Spider-Man antagonists and supporting characters happen and focus on integrating those characters into the MCU.
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 1:43am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Sony has a track record of turning their winning superhero franchises into losers. I have no worries that they will ever pull Spider-Man out of Disney's MCU. Unless something possesses them to ruin that too. 



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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 10:37am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I see there's been no Spoiler Warning posted for this thread. I guess it's simply because no one cares about this apparent turd enough to worry about it...or, it seems, to discuss any really spoiler-y stuff. 




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