Marvel is well known for their popular films featuring famous superheroes and jam-packed action scenes. This year, they’ve released movies such as Avengers: Infinity Wars and Black Panther which have been well-received by many fans. In the beginning of October, they released their most recent project, Venom which at first, appeared to show as much promise as their previous works. I, and many other Marvel fans, however, can agree that the movie was not as great as it was hyped up to be.
Venom is about a man name Eddie Brock who gets infected by an alien, named Venom, that uses his body to stay alive. Together, the two of them fight and take down scientists that were studying Venom’s species which was trying to take over the world.
Altogether, the plot was easy to follow but some parts dragged on longer than necessary. The main character in the movie lacked depth and the actor that played him didn’t express much emotion, making it boring to see him go through the events that took place. All of the supporting characters had similar dispositions and their plain attitudes made it feel like the movie was going on forever. The actors chosen were not cut out for their roles and could have been replaced with other people who were more fit for the work.
Like all Marvel movies, Venom had a lot of action scenes which turned out to be the only interesting part of the movie. The CGI was very good, as is expected with a large budget, but
that appeared to be where all the funding for Venom went. Everything else felt thrown in to make it more exciting without wasting expenses. I would not recommend seeing Venom as it is a disappointment in the wake of such great Marvel films. It had a lot of potential but ultimately did not fill the shoes of the high expectations of Marvel films.