Movie Reviews

Hundred-Word Review – “Venom” (2018)



On some level, I compliment the filmmakers of “Venom” – clearly they were given the impossible task of making a movie about Spider-Man’s most well-known villain without ever mentioning Spider-Man. The problem lies in the execution – Venom is not portrayed as an antagonist or anti-hero, but unlikely superhero, but without any flare or joy for the source material. The actors are giving it everything they have, despite the nonsensical screenplay, abysmal CGI, and everything else working against this movie. This movie reeks of studio interference as it harkens back to the terrible superhero movies of the early 2000s, like “Daredevil” and “Catwoman.”

Final Grade: D+


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