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Venom (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 5 October 2018 (USA)
A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many entities who have invaded Earth. But the entity takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

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 (as Wayne Péré)
Michelle Lee ... Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue ... Mission Control Translator
Chris O'Hara ... Astronaut JJ Jameson, III
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Storyline

After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock's life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Embrace your inner anti-hero. 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 »

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Details

Country:

China | 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:

$213,515,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$855,013,954
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Sonics-DDP | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Fourth time Tom Hardy has played in a live action remake of well known TV/Movie characters after Shinzon (aka Jean-Luc Picard's evil Clone) in Star Trek Nemesis, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and Max in Mad Max Fury Road See more »

Goofs

The symbiotes at the lab are shown to reject and kill most hosts, yet Venom and Riot change hosts repeatedly throughout the film whenever they want or need to with no ill effects. Dr. Skirth explains that hosts must be compatible to survive, but the nature of this compatibility is never explained, so it can be intricate enough to explain all the host-symbiot interactions in the movie. Also, it appears that symbiotes can sense compatibility from afar, so they choose the hosts they need (the symbiotes in the lab aren't given a choice). It is also possible that Dr. Skirth was wrong and symbiotes can assimilate or kill a host at will. Indeed, Venom was killing Eddie at first simply because he was hungry. It is also possible that symbiotes learn from experience and become better at assimilation. Indeed, it seems that as time goes on more and more hosts survive in the lab experiments. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut JJ Jameson, III: Life Foundation Control, this is LF1. The specimens are secured, and we're heading home.
Mission Control Operator: Roger, LF1. You are a go for reentry.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Eddie Brock goes to visit convicted killer Cletus Kasady in San Quentin Prison. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release featured an extended clip from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a post-credits scene. It was however not included in the internet version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Venom: Symbiote Secrets (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Go (The Royal We)
Written by El-P (as Jaime Meline), Killer Mike and Torbitt Schwartz
Produced by El-P and Torbitt Schwartz (as Little Shalimar)
Performed by Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels appear courtesy of RTJ Music, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Ignore the critics.
3 October 2018 | by Chuckles010See all my reviews

Don't listen to the critics whom are desperately trying to remain relevant in a time where the opinion of the audience truly matters.

The movie is geniunely good. What it isn't is fantastic however.

-buildup. The intro of the movie was fine. Nothing spectacular but certainly progressed the story into the right direction. Though it did linger on for a tad bit too long.

-The plot while amusing, is definitely lacking and drops the ball at least at a certain point, which i cant really dive into here due to spoilers. This certainly is the biggest problem with the movie.

-CGI. Not great but certainly far from bad!

-Venom. The symbiote is awesome and i loved the bonding with Tom Hardy's character which truly moved the movie forward. Definitely the strongest point within the movie and was eager for more!

-Overall. Ignore the damn paid critics. They are a dying breed and shouldve been put out of their misery years ago. This movie is entertaining. While i was dissapointed with the lack of a true dark tone, it wasnt all pure comedy either. it was a decent balance.

Check this movie out for yourself and vote accordingly. This movie deserves that at the least.

8/10


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