Venom

Venom

DVD - 2018
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Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent super alter-ego. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own. Includes French audio description.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: EnglishFrenchSpanish version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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moviefan01
Jan 18, 2019

I wasn't very familiar with this Marvel character prior to seeing this film. I enjoyed it, and also found Eddie Brock to be a sympathetic character by the end of the movie. Perhaps a bit hardcore for its PG-13 rating. Look for Stan Lee in what might have been one of his last cameo appearances.

Theoretical_Onesie Jan 15, 2019

I grew up in one of those communal living spaces and I can tell you that this reminds me of the good old days where movies can be all sorts of campy with none of those gross na-chew-ral ingredients such as continuity, character progression, A hero's journey, and all that other stuff that liberal Hollywood wants to tell me makes a great film. You know what was a great film?
Dancer in the dark, filled my soul up with what it needed. The struggles of a single mother, a love of music, and that fact that were all gonna die one day cold and alone.

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SirWhiskers
Jan 13, 2019

Generic pontificating bad guy, generic save-the-world plot, underdeveloped characters. But it also has quirky moments like "I can't believe I just bit that guy's head off." Definitely not a top tier comic book movie, but fun if one doesn't demand too much.

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DARKKNIGHTTCD
Jan 11, 2019

Good movie can’t wait for the sequel with carnage

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gnew88
Jan 09, 2019

I don't really understand the hate for this movie. It's most likely from movie snobs who thought they were going to watch an Oscar-worthy, meaningful movie with a great message. It's freaking Venom. Mindless action, humor, and Tom Hardy is great. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and highly recommend for those looking for a fun, action movie (and fans of Marvel Comics).

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ErnestScribbler
Jan 08, 2019

Venom is fairly entertaining, especially once the title character is properly introduced, but definitely not up to the usual Marvel caliber displayed in other recent releases such as Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. As much as I love Tom Hardy, I wonder if he wasn't slightly miscast here. I haven't read the comics, but Hardy seems to play Eddie Brock a bit quirkier (and perhaps dumber) than seems to make sense for the character.

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jimg2000
Dec 24, 2018

A new anti-hero for the "losers" among us ... horrors in the streets of San Francisco. Film is really only a bit over 90 minutes long ... with a short clip of Woody Harrelson and a Spiderman cartoon in between the end credits. Not great but origin stories are usually more interesting than sequels of sequels.

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benjithegreat
Dec 21, 2018

Don't believe the hype. Unless you're a sucker and just want a big dumb action movie, avoid it like the plague. Or watch it - what do I care? haha All I know is I waited for months to see this movie and was cautious of the hype both for and against it. Well, I have to say, it was way worse than I ever expected. Tom Hardy, normally such a great actor, seemed like a first quarter drama student. Riz Ahmed & Michelle Williams are both great too - but not here. Williams was phoning it in from frame one. There's no real reason for the carnage that ensues either - it's all just big dumb, loud and graphic. It would have been a hit in about 1993, but today - I'm sorry - it flat out SUCKS. One & a half stars just cuz it's kinda fun to see a character I grew up with and frankly, he does look pretty good in a few scenes - not many, but a few.

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Carrena
Dec 19, 2018

One of the best Marvel films to not come out of Marvel Studios. This movie had a perfect mix of comedy, dark humor, and action to keep the story going and entertaining. The CGI is a bit heavy handed for the movie and the definition of the symbiotes could have been treated with more care. Tom Hardy makes a believable Eddie Brock and turns him into a sympathetic character.

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Magic_Jivan_1412
Jan 17, 2019

Magic_Jivan_1412 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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jimg2000
Dec 24, 2018

34 good quotes in IMDb already, thanks to the contributors. However, these two standouts are not posted yet:

You are a loser, Eddie.
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On my planet, I am kind of a loser, like you. But here, we could be more.

And nice original song:
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I'm the supervillain
Dad and Mom was Iosin' their marbles to.
You marvel that?
Eddie Brock is you and I'm the suit,
so call me Venom.
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