Tom Hardy’s Venom was expected to be the best movie of this fall, but now it seems that the film will end up taking a hard left towards being the worst big budget film of this fall. The first indication about the film came from Sony delaying the Review Embargo, as Rotten Tomatoes have announced that the score for venom will be out tomorrow. But before that a slew of fan reactions have made their way to the internet, and they do claim that there’s nothing that could save this film.
Right at the moment we heard the announcements for Sony launching a Venom movie without having Spider-Man around, people were so convinced that the film was going to be bad. The trailers actually proved otherwise, as they did turn their negative thinking towards optimism. But now it seems that they were actually right all along. The movie is expecting a big opening weekend which accounts to be somewhere between, $55-85 Million. But that will supposedly have a big drop once the bad word of mouth and critical reviews spread. Here are the first fan reactions to the film:
Well that was pretty harsh. No movie in this world would want to be compared with Catwoman. That was indeed a pile of garbage. But Brandon Davis from Comicbook.com has a little bit of hope for the fans. He wrote:
What people are generally taking away from the film is Tom Hardy’s stand out performance, but it seems that whatever changes Sony has made to the story are not working well with the audiences. People are claiming that even though the premise has its fair share of flaws, it surely is a fun outing to be enjoyed at least once.
But generally, people are dissing quite a lot at the film. It is so bad to see that Sony has failed the character not once, but twice now. Since Hardy is attached to a contract of having 2 more of these out there, there may be more failures involving Venom.
The big complain that will arise is that the film actually did not go for an R-Rating right from the get go. Venom is a character that could work much better if it was rated R. But since Sony had to make money along with trying to make a good movie, they went for the wider reach phenomenon which may come back to bite them in the a**.
Tom Hardy recently revealed that his favourite moments which he shot were actually cut out of the film. There were some interesting scenes that would have amounted up to 40 minutes were actually removed from the film. He said:
“They’re scenes that aren’t in this movie. There are, like, 30, 40 minutes worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie. All of them. Like mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes, they just never made it.”
Obviously everything that was shot could not make it to the final cut, but it seems that the edited material might have made the film better. Check out the full interview of Hardy and Riz Ahmed above. Things may become clearer once the critical review comes out tomorrow.
Here’s the official Synopsis of the film:
“One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).
Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?”
Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson. It comes out on October 5.