Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

VENOM Succeeds at Being a Movie About Venom

VENOM Succeeds at Being a Movie About Venom

Early alarm bells might have sounded when Hardy was interviewed by ComicsExplained and responded to a question about his favorite scene in the film by saying, "There are scenes that aren't in this movie".

"Tom Hardy is and always will be a great actor, and I laughed a lot - but I'm not sure whether that was intentional or not". (The movie is at its weakest when it is two stringy symbiote creatures punching each other.) I could never get a read on Venom as a whole, either. And while promoting the upcoming film, Riz Ahmed challenged his costar Tom Hardy for his latest Mogambo challenge. As an actor, what we love doing, not everything's going to make it!

The British-Pakistani rapper turned actor, Riz Ahmed is all set for his Marvel venture Venom. Yeah! But the truth is everything we want is in the story, everything I want is in the story, and more.

Really, I would just ignore these bits if you have any interest in the film. Yeah, me neither. Well, unless you're reading this internationally, because in that case you may be able to watch it tomorrow.

Collider: Venom nearly gets away with its nonsensical plot in the end thanks to that Eddie and Venom bromance, but then you're reminded of the major missed opportunity here.

Some critics despised the movie, calling it a "complete failure" and a "tonal mess".

Perhaps sensing that listing all the fantastic scenes that were cut was not the best way to sell a movie to potential viewers, Ahmed interjected: "Yeah, but that's because you enjoyed filming them ..."

And Brandon Davis said: "Action-sequences and Eddie and Venom's odd relationship are the highlights of #Venom but if Sony wants to move forward with a universe, it needs to just keep the few parts that work and scrap the large portion which doesn't". So it's hard to decide just how serious Hardy is being. And if I wasn't already a bit anxious about Sony's Venom, I was extra anxious now; could a movie about a Spider villain succeed without Spider-Man?

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is that these scenes were probably for the intended R-rated cut that many hoped they were getting.

He went on to say: "I think it's an awesome character".

'Venom, ' directed by Ruben Fleischer, is due for an October 1 premiere in Los Angeles.

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