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Venom (2018)

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When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Jeff Pinkner (screenplay by), Scott Rosenberg (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Eddie Brock / Venom
Michelle Williams ... Anne Weying
Riz Ahmed ... Carlton Drake / Riot
Scott Haze ... Security Chief Roland Treece
Reid Scott ... Dr. Dan Lewis
Jenny Slate ... Dr. Dora Skirth
Melora Walters ... Homeless Woman Maria
Woody Harrelson ... Cletus Kasady
Peggy Lu ... Mrs. Chen
Malcolm C. Murray ... Lewis Donate
Sope Aluko ... Dr. Collins
Wayne Pére ... Dr. Emerson
Michelle Lee ... Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue ... Mission Control Translator
Chris O'Hara ... Astronaut JJ Jameson, III
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Storyline

When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The world has enough Superheroes. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antidote See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,255,756, 7 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,679,674, 16 October 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Hardy cites singer James Brown as an influence on Venom's voice. See more »

Goofs

When Carlton Drake is giving a tour to the school children, he gives his lapel pin to one of the school children. In the next scene, after Carlton excuses himself to interview with Eddie, Carlton is, again, wearing the pin he just gave away. See more »

Quotes

Riot: Traitor!
Venom: Have a nice life.
[explodes spaceship, kills Drake/Riot]
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a sequence of animated scenes from the film. See more »

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Venom
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Venom is a great film that doesn't need to depend on the MCU or Spider-Man for its storytelling
4 October 2018 | by firefox-68028See all my reviews

Just to start I want to say my favourite super hero/ villain is venom so I may seem a bit biased but I tried to keep a level head going in and not let the fanboy out.

My honest feelings were that the film is exactly what it needed to be. Thank god they didn't pull and amazing Spider-Man 2 and tried to set up a wider universe. Yes there is space too but I believe this film can stand as a stand alone movie.

The opening to the point of Eddies first contact to me was really poor in the acting department and the story seemed very messy here however as soon as that symbiote hits it's full steam ahead!

Tom hardy has always been an actor that I can really rely on in movies and after seeing legend, (an excellent film which I highly recommend) I had no doubt about his ability to form the two identities of Eddie and venom.

The romance sub plot surprised me and I thought it was handled in a way rarely seen in superhero movies so well done on that.

A big point of content was the jokes. Yes the "turd in the wind" line is a bit cringy but I think a huge amount of the jokes do hit home. For people who have seen the film a certain joke regarding an elevator that was short and sweet and had me genuinely laughing at it.

Time to talk about venom himself! CGI on him is how I wanted venom to look in a live action version, that slimy, toothy, grinning look that looks like something straight from the comics.

This film will definitely not be for those that aren't really into comics and I think this film may hit a special place in some fans hearts like me. At the end of the day I say go see the movie and see if you feel the same way.

Something that I found really helped me was I went in not thinking of the MCU at large and Spider-Man at all and only when I was 1 hour in did I think "I haven't thought about Spider-Man once!"

To me venom is a surprisingly good film with some great action, visuals and comedy that occasionally stumbles, especially the clunky opening 30 minutes


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