Sony Picture’s highly anticipated film Venom is just a few days away from making its debut. Early reactions on the film are already online following its world premiere screening in Los Angeles, California, on Monday.
Well, movie critics have mixed reviews about the film. While some of them found the movie quite fascinating, some others didn’t like it and called it a complete failure. Some even compared Venom with Fant4stic, Catwoman, and Daredevil for feeling super outdated. You can check out who said what about Venom in the tweets below.
Actor Tom Hardy, who plays the alien symbiote Venom in the film, recently sparked a controversy with his comments that his favorite scenes haven’t been included in the film.
In an interview with ComicsExplained, Hardy admitted that some of his favorite scenes aren’t part of the final cut.
“There are scenes that aren’t in this movie,” Hardy replied when asked about his favorite scene to film. “There are, like, 30 to 40 minutes’ worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie… all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. You know what I mean? They just never made it in.”
But, the actor later clarified his comments about the footage cut telling IGN that everything he wants in the movie is in there, and even more.
“That’s been misunderstood,” Hardy said. “What I’m saying is that I had a lot of time improvising and a lot of time playing with Venom so in honesty there’s probably about seven hours or more of the footage with me playing as Venom and enjoying myself. I took him right out there and played with it and had a lot of fun because there’s a lot of fun you can have with a project and with this character and I’ve done that. And me, and the other executive producers know full well that has nothing to do with the story, but nevertheless would I like to watch a seven hour version of Venom? Yep, but that’s just me as an actor but the truth of it is everything that we wanted is in the story Everything I want is in the story and more and the film is awesome and I’m excited and I just want to shoot a sequel.”
Well, it will all depend on Venom’s box office success for the makers to decide if the movie will receive a sequel down the line.
Venom hits theatres on October 5th.
I’m *fascinated* with VENOM. The cast seems to all know they’re in a darker superhero movie, except Tom Hardy who is basically remaking Jim Carrey’s Liar Liar. I kinda loved watching this movie, in a Rocky Horror type of way. At one point Tom Hardy and Venom make out.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) 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.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) October 2, 2018
@JimmytotheO had a good time with @VenomMovie. While it has its flaws, he calls it “fast paced, funny and sometimes thrilling…” Plus “Tom Hardy is pretty phenomenal.” Full review soon! pic.twitter.com/CKYdLPRyAL
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) October 2, 2018
Great, so #Venom is an awful mess. Glad to know! Now here's the thing.
Sony has 6 more of these SUMC films lined up that will be of equally terrible quality.
If you don't want this oversaturation of bad CBMs, don't see Venom. Don't encourage them. Don't give them your money. pic.twitter.com/lsE4aEkyLb
— TatePuft Is Being Forced to SEE THE MOVIE… (@tategerber) October 2, 2018
Now that impressions can be shared: #Venom is pretty much this year’s Fant4stic. Everyone except for Hardy is coasting through their performance… I would hate to have to do press for this movie. #Venom #TomHardy
— Tread Talks (@treadtalks) October 2, 2018
#Venom is like a buddy comedy in which one of the buddies has to prevent the other from biting people’s heads off, which is another way of saying I liked it.
— Michael Nordine (@slowbeard) October 2, 2018
#Venom is Catwoman level bad, with Tom Hardy's worst performance since This Means War.
DON'T SEE THE MOVIE!
— Daniel R (@DanielRPK) October 2, 2018
Sorry to say that #Venom is pretty much a complete failure – a tonal mess that feels 15 years old, ignoring the storytelling strides that the superhero genre has made in recent years.
A few fun Venom-centric moments aside, it has nearly nothing to offer. Don't get your hopes up.
— Tom Horrorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) October 2, 2018
Action-sequences and Eddie and Venom's odd relationship are the highlights of #Venom but if Sony wants to move forward with a universe, it needs to just keep the few parts that work and scrap the large portion which does t.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) October 2, 2018
#Venom wasn’t as bad as everyone was saying it was going to be. Tom Hardy is and always will be a great actor, and I laughed a lot — but I’m not sure whether that was intentional or not. Post-credit scene is 🔥
— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) October 2, 2018
Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and #Venom has some really entertaining moments. A clunky script without nuance bogs the #Venom down, preventing it from choosing between being gritty, funny, or something unique.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) October 2, 2018
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
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