Venom Is Overhyped And Not As Dark As It Appears
Start writing a post

This Sunday, I went out with a friend to finally go see the movie "Venom." Ever since the trailer for this film dropped earlier in the year, I'd been so excited to see it in the theatres. As a Marvel movie lover (although this movie wasn't produced by Marvel), I was excited on how they would take a dark and twisty turn in introducing Venom and this whole anti-hero dynamic. I also love anything that Marvel is associated with, so that helped a bit.

The plot for "Venom" follows the life of a journalist named Eddie Brock. After recently enduring a heartbreak after his fiancé calls off their engagement, he decides to investigate a company that may not be doing ethical things with an alien species and human lab rats. Most of the help in this investigation comes from a woman who works directly in the lab. When Eddie finds himself in the central lab facility with a lead scientist, he finds a homeless woman he usually sees on the street trapped in a prison-like room. When he sees her, he tries to save her by breaking her out of the cell, but, because an alien known as a symbiote was inhabiting her, Eddie, unfortunately, becomes its next host. The rest of the movie follows Eddie fighting and trying to co-exist with this symbiote, as well as his battling the head of the company to prevent them from retrieving the symbiote.

Needless to say, "Venom" is a good movie. The best movie or even a top-tier one? No, but it still has some nice features to it. There's a scene late in the film where Venom is surrounded by tens of military agents, and he literally takes the smoke grenades that are thrown at him and crushes them in his hands. Also, Venom himself is an interesting "villain" and something I would like to learn more details about.

Unfortunately for the viewer, "Venom" just wasn't as dark as I had hoped it would be. I'd hope they'd escape using the Marvel movie humor and really get down to the storyline and character backgrounds, but that just didn't happen during the movie. It was just a bit disappointing from what the trailers hyped it up to be.

If you've watched the movie and seen the after-credits, you can see that there will most likely be a "Venom 2" in the near future. If this does indeed happen, you'll probably still catch me at the movie theatre watching. There's just something deep within me that causes me to watch just about any superhero movie, mainly Marvel ones, even if it's not the best.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.

218800

Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

368208

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1767350

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments