Venom – Marvel’s latest movie outing in RealD 3D – Review

With so many people complaining about Marvel’s Venom, it’s been a hard one to write my review for, so many people have loathed the movie and yet there are those that have loved it!

It is rather strange having a movie for Venom without Spider-Man, but putting that aside, it great to finally see the character on the big screen again since Spider-Man 3 back in 2007, just before the franchise was rebooted yet again!

So seeing there is no Spider-Man in the movie we are focused mainly on Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom, not so much taking over Brock but more like partnering up with him.

Tom Hardy as Venom

The film does start off pretty slow, mainly building up Brock’s character so that we can get to know who he is, what he does and how he ends up with Venom, but once the film gets past this it starts to movie at a good action pace with plenty of scenes that make up for the slow start.

One of the things that I personally liked about the movie is the humour between Brock and Venom, it’s not gut-busting funny but still brings a smile to your face as Brock battles with the fact that he has a “parasite”. Venom is an action-packed movie after the slow start and the use of the visuals is nicely done, as is the sound that moves around the cinema’s surround system nicely to give the feeling of being smack bang in the middle of the action.

Venom Movie Trailer Riot

OK, Venom isn’t the best film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it does make a refreshing change from all the hero movies that we have been getting over the years, but there is something missing from the film that I can’t put my finger on (besides the lack of Spidey). Venom is the sort of movie that you go into with feeling that it’s not exactly going to be as stunning as The Avengers etc, but it’s still a roller coaster ride of a movie that really doesn’t tax the mind with twists and turns.

Venom in RealD 3D

Seeing as Venom has been released in RealD 3D and I am a fan of films in 3D, this was the version that I went to see, I have to say that besides the very dark moments, the 3D works very well, there is certainly a good feeling of depth in many scenes throughout the film, there aren’t any of those “in your face” 3D moments, you know the ones, those that blatantly poke a stick at the screen just say, “hey looks, it’s 3D”.

It’s Marvel! Don’t Forget The Post-Credit Scenes!

It still surprises me how many people leave the cinema as soon as the credits end on a Marvel movie, Venom is no exception when it comes to post-credit scenes, although there are two one is a scene with Hardy interviewing a prison inmate played by Woody Harrelson who is wearing a terrible red wig, the inmate tells Brock, “When I get outta here, and I will, there’s gonna be … carnage“.

The character is serial killer Cletus Kasady, which is Brock’s ex-cellmate and this leads to the possibility of a sequel to Venom with Carnage, the monster that only wants chaos!

The second post-credit scene is more of a teaser, “Meanwhile in another universe“, this is a preview of the new animated movie Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse, I can’t wait to see the full animated movie, it has a real feel of a comic book style to the animation.

Venom on the Big Screen in RealD 3D
Venom Movie Trailer Riot

Movie title: Venom

Movie description: THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH SUPERHEROES. When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Date published: 2018-10-24

Director(s): Ruben Fleischer

Actor(s): Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

3.5

Summary

Not the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but still worth seeing for Tom Hardy.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham