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Venom Movie Review

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Movie Name: Venom 

Category: Action

Rating: PG-13

Overall Review: 5/5

Director: Ruben Fleischer

As many Marvel fans already know, a new movie about the anti-hero Venom came out on October 5, 2018. It follows ex-journalist, Eddie Brock, on his journey to get his life back. In the process, he encounters an extra-terrestrial living goo that latches onto him with intent to end days on Earth.

From the moment I saw the trailer for this movie, I was intrigued and wanted to know more. Around the time the movie came out, I went with a group of friends to witness this eventful superhero movie. By the time I walked out of the movie theater, all I could say is that the film meets my standards and more.

It had every necessity of a classic superhero movie–a brave hero that saves the day with his trustworthy companion with butt-kicking and a little bit of humor. While the film isn’t exactly in the “Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)” It’s made with the same company that did Dead Pool.

Like all movies, Venom wasn’t perfect and had some flaws. One obvious mistake was the building of character towards the end. When we finally got to meet Venom on a  more on a personal level, the writers did not give the viewers enough of his thoughts to explain his motivation.   That lack of characterization was disappointing.  I was expecting some big personal event, and it never happened.

This movie was costly to produce at $100 million, but it was definitely worth it. The character was realistic-looking and frightening. It almost looked like these creatures actually lived on Earth.

So far this movie has made $205.2 million globally. For the cost of the movie, this was definitely good news for all people involved.
Definitely, do not take your kids to this movie. It contains much swearing and many references to inappropriate behavior not for younger kids. The swearing starts off with mild words, but by the end of the movie, its quite clearly over the top.

As for the action, I think the director did a very good job. It never got boring with  long conversations and unnecessary dialogue. It had both serious and funny fight scenes with lots of action, but not too much to where there were explosions everywhere.

I might also suggest watching this movie in 3D. It would add an element unavailable to viewers going to ordinary show times. The action would be much more intense and scary. The few jump scares would be alarming and even more unexpected.

If you ever have time after watching the movie, look up its soundtrack. It doesn’t get enough recognition. The music makes each scene thrilling and always eventful. When a scary selection of the film is upon the viewer,  you can hear the music lead up to it, leaving you on the edge of your seat.

Venom is an excellent movie, and I would suggest seeing it before it leaves the theaters.

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