The early reviews of Tom Hardy’s Venom are finally here and they might kill our dreams of having Sony’s anti superhero franchise. Going by the reviews, people are calling it one of the worst superhero films in recent time. They are saying it’s unambitious and messy train wreck of a movie.
“Venom’s first stand-alone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways – chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man,” says critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. It also has a terrible rating of mere 28%. Sigh.
To be honest, the movie didn’t have as much hype to begin with. Trailers failed to create the hype Sony was expecting. But still a lot of superhero film enthusiasts were expecting a fun superhero film starring Tom friggin’ Hardy that could crossover with Marvel’s Spiderman in the future. And possibly, a franchise to anti superheroes. But sadly, if it doesn’t do good at the box office we might never see Venom v Spiderman on the big screen again.
Here are some of the early Venom reactions and reviews that are going viral on social media.
Social embargo for #Venom is up. I talk about this a lot in my review but this is a movie that somehow slipped through a wormhole from 2004. That's my biggest take. It's a movie that spilled from the pre-MCU era through a crack in time and space.
— The Mothmeg 🔜 NYCC (@rustypolished) October 2, 2018
In regards to #Venom, I haven’t felt that way walking out of a superhero movie since Green Lantern.
— Joshua Yehlblazer (@JoshuaYehl) October 3, 2018
Not sure if Tom Hardy's weirdness sabotaged #Venom or saved it, but it has a self-aware cartoonishness, especially in its latter half. It's not "good," but it's better than expected. Doesn't feel like an R-rated film, am guessing the deleted 40min is just Hardy clowning around.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) October 2, 2018
Significant chunks of #Venom don’t work *at all* but there is some serious charm to the Eddie/Venom relationship. Not sure I had the intended reactions to some scenes but fun is fun – even when it’s totally ridiculous, right? It’s too bad they didn’t go for the R rating though.
— Deweystein's Monster (@PNemiroff) October 2, 2018
Wow. Just wow. #Venom really is that bad. All kinds of potential from some incredibly talented people that was ALL kinds of wasted.
— John Steven Rocha (@TheRochaSays) October 3, 2018
#Venom is BAD but not as bad as I was honestly expecting. It’s fun bad, in my press screening the crowd laughed at at least two dozen unintentionally funny moments. Did I mention that this movie is not good? Maybe 13 year old kids will like it?
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 3, 2018
#Venom is a wildly uneven film with moments that completely miss & moments that work really well. The film is highlighted by its strong action sequences but bogged down by poor editing.
Tom Hardy & Riz Ahmed both deliver strong performances in the film.
Full review tonight! pic.twitter.com/yqxAW1qAZc
— ComicBook Debate (@ComicBookDebate) October 2, 2018
However, there are also some relatively positive reviews.
#Venom was only the best superhero movie I’ve seen in along while. It’s refreshing to see a superhero film that wasn’t bogged down by years of movies and characters. Def a worth see. Sony really gave it their all.
— Aaron- Certified Rotten (@Bizarnage) October 2, 2018
At risk of having my first unpopular opinion ever **insert sarcastic tone** I actually enjoyed #Venom a lot. It was funny. It had heart. Michelle Williams is great. So is Tom Hardy. Parts of it just straight up didn’t work but in general, I had a good time. Make up your own minds
— Roxy Striar (@roxystriar) October 2, 2018
The movie is scheduled to release on 5th October in India. I really hope it’s not as bad as everyone is saying it is.