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Venom (2018)

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A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

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Ruben Fleischer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Eddie Brock / Venom
Michelle Williams ... Anne Weying
Riz Ahmed ... Carlton Drake / Riot
Scott Haze ... Security Chief Roland Treece
Reid Scott ... Dr. Dan Lewis
Jenny Slate ... Dr. Dora Skirth
Melora Walters ... Homeless Woman Maria
Woody Harrelson ... Cletus Kasady
Peggy Lu ... Mrs. Chen
Malcolm C. Murray ... Lewis Donate
Sope Aluko ... Dr. Collins
Wayne Pére ... Dr. Emerson (as Wayne Péré)
Michelle Lee ... Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue ... Mission Control Translator
Chris O'Hara ... Astronaut JJ Jameson, III
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Storyline

After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock's life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Malay

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antidote See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,255,756, 7 October 2018

Gross USA:

$213,515,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$856,085,151
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2.39 : 1
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Reid Scott played another character named Dan, Dan Egan, on HBO's award-winning political comedy Veep (2012). The show won the Emmy for Best Comedy Series three years in a row. See more »

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When Eddie leaves his phone on the MNBN desk, the desk is in the penthouse of the building which is 48 storeys. When leaving the office building via the elevator the elevator banks distinctly indicate that he is on floor 8. See more »

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[first lines]
Astronaut JJ Jameson, III: Life Foundation Control, this is LF1. The specimens are secured, and we're heading home.
Mission Control Operator: Roger, LF1. You are a go for reentry.
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Black Gold
Written and Performed by Eagle Eye Williamson
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Venom: Saved by something it wasn't supposed to have
6 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

When I heard about a Venom movie, I was excited. When I heard Hardy was to play Brock, I was concerned. When I saw the trailer, I lost all interest.

But truth be told, it wasn't as bad as feared but it certainly isn't everything it should have been.

With a heavily modified version of Venoms origin story this R rated movie separate from the Marvel Universe is a watchable but ultimately uninspired affair.

When I first heard about the film it was said to not only be R-Rated but delving into the realms of horror. Truth be told the end product is not horror, it's comedy. The idea of Venom being a comedy is insane, yet is the only reason I rated the film as highly as I have.

It's actually quite funny and instead of the badass in the comics Eddie Brock is a loveable loser type that Hardy played considerably well.

A major cgi-fest this 100 million costing Hollywood effort is saved by the humour it simply shouldn't have even had.

The story is generic, it really has nothing very original to offer but a fair few laughs make it more watchable than by all rights it should have been.

Venom is better than I expected. Hardy is better than I expected. But it's certainly not the Venom movie we wanted nor deserve.

The Good:

Some great action sequences

Quite funny, oddly

The Bad:

Tom Hardy

Another "Tweaked" origin story

Some of the sfx are actually quite bad

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I don't remember Eddie Brock being a comedy character

Tom Hardy isn't entirely useless

Jenny Slate > Michelle Williams


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