It’s all fun and games until aliens try to take over the world.
When a wealthy entrepreneur decides to bring back some specimens from outer space in his quest to create a better human being, he doesn’t realize the havoc they will cause.
Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a hard-hitting journalist who isn’t afraid of pushing to find answers. But when he sneaks into his girlfriend’s (Michelle Williams) computer and finds evidence against Life Foundation founder, Carlton Drake and sets out to expose his undercover dealings. Sadly, all it does is get his girlfriend and himself fired, and destroy their relationship. Fast forward and one of the Life Foundation doctors develops a conscience after tests run on the outer space specimens ends up killing people. She reaches out to Eddie who breaks into the lab and ends up with a specimen inside him.
Venom is a “nerd” on his planet but on Earth and connecting with Eddie, he decides to go against his own people who set out to destroy the planet. With Venom inside him, Eddie is unstoppable as Carlton Drake sends his paid killers out to get the specimen back.
While originally seen as a villain in the third Spiderman movie (with Toby Mcguire), Venom gets his own movie and origin story. Both silly and violent, Venom is more like Deadpool than Captain America. The wise cracks and unsuspecting surprise of the symbiote provide more than a little humor. Who wouldn’t end up thinking they are going crazy when their body suddenly changes in front of their face?
With a Stan Lee cameo, Venom sets itself as a part of the Marvel Universe but not in the main group. The two extra after credit scenes give viewers a sneak peek at the bag guy for Venom 2 as well as a special scene from the new upcoming comic Spiderman movie.
Certainly a must for fans of the Marvel superhero franchise and one worth seeing more than once, if only for the quirky smile of Tom Hardy.
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