Venom (October 5, 2018)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by 5th-beatle, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

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    I had a total brain lapse. I forgot all about the Marvel character and thought it might be a remake of the Klaus Kinski/Oliver Reed film.
    “The snake is loose!”

    Hardy should be great as always.
     
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  3. Chazro

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    Love Hardy, hate Venom! Marvel took one of the few 'alternate' outfits of a main character that worked, Spiderman's, and made it into this Hulk-lite character with this ridiculous 2 ft. long tongue. I notice in the trailer there was no sign of the outfit OR the tongue!;) All that said, The character has always been a hit for Marvel which means the kids like him, so what do I know!?
     
  4. Chazro

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    Just saw the trailer......hated it!!! What a waste of a fine actor, but God willing, it'll be a big hit for him and he'll reap the financial benefits. The worst part is when the fukakta suit makes its appearance, which means bye bye Tom Hardy, hello total CGI videogame character. But, I never understood the popularity of Venom from the very beginning, so what do I know? Maybe it'll out-gross the Panther!;)
     
  5. Maurice

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    Just wondering, if the film's marketing and publicity campaign explicitly refers to the main character as an "anti-hero", can that character still be considered an anti-hero?
    :hide:

    Venom Movie on Twitter
     
  6. Michael Rose

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    I'm still in disbelief Sony/Marvel put the carriage in front of the horse and made a movie devoid of Spider-Man and the symbiotes' first connection to him, not Eddie.
     
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  7. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Good catch! Here is the poster from that link:

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    And here is a new trailer:

     
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  8. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Anyone else thinks this movie looks like ****? All of the trailers I've seen so far are provoking a very negative reaction out of me for some reason, maybe it's because I hate the look of Venom.
     
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  9. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    I actually thought Spider-Man 3 did Venom right, but I'm a fan of those Raimi movies which makes me an outsider. The suit corrupts the host, any good deeds are arbitrary and come only in the wake of the suit seeking its own benefit. No idea how you'd frame a movie around that, but maybe in more recent times the Venom character has modified in ways to make it an anti-hero. The look of the trailer isn't good to me either, but maybe it'll be a decent action movie who knows.
     
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  10. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    I'm on the outside with you, so you're not alone. I enjoyed the Raimi movies, including Spider-Man 3. Yes, I even enjoyed the dancing scene. I'm not a fan of the Andrew Garfield movies, and I thought Homecoming was okay but nothing special.
     
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  11. Chazro

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    The movie's ONLY saving grace is Tom Hardy. He's been very smart choosing his projects. That's why this one is such a head-scratcher 'cause it looks really, really bad. Can it be that he knows something we don't? Nah, maybe the kids'll dig it and its the start of a franchise. I think one of the primary reasons a-list actors choose to do superhero flicks is 'cause it like winning the lottery for them, over and over!
     
  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    WE ARE VENOM.

    Second trailer was better.
     
  13. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    S-M3 was my favourite.
     
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The tongue?

    Captain Beefheart homage album title. :D
     
  15. The Hud

    The Hud Not As Dumb As I Look

    I think Venom looks great.

    I am probably the target audience for this film, since I seem to have a "forever rage" behind my eyes (which always gives me away :)).
     
  16. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    New promo :p

     
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  17. jmobrien68

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    Randy Moss is a national treasure!
     
  18. Quadboy

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    Gonna catch this tonight ……….. but keeping my expectations low.
     
  19. Quadboy

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    Enjoyed it ……….. I don't care what Rotten Potatoes say.
    I thought Hardy played the goofier side of the character really well.
    I've only ever seen his serious hard man roles.
     
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  20. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Well Rotten Tomatoes didn't say anything about Venom, out of 103 critic reviews counted so far 72 are Rotten.


    At some future gala event where Tom Hardy is being feted for his incredible acting career, the clip from Venom will be the one that gets the audience laughing.
    October 4, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 |Peter Howell - Toronto Star

    A picture in the running for the dubious distinction of being perhaps the worst Marvel-derived origin story ever. And that includes the odious 2015 "Fantastic Four."
    Soren Andersen - Seattle Times
     
  21. Quadboy

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    It was a relief to see a [associated] Marvel film that had just 4 characters and not 67 to focus on.
    Short and to the point.
    Not too much throwing each other through buildings with no ill affects.

    I hope at the future event they are laughing at the clips ……….. there were some funny moments in his descent to the bottom of his life ......…. and from the Venom inhabiting him.
    It just shows he's got more than one dimension to him.
     
  22. Strat-Mangler

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    You're missing the spirit in which these comments were written. It's unintentionally funny. And I have to agree that everything about the trailer looks terrible. The look, the licking, the voice, etc. Just terrible.
     
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  23. Strat-Mangler

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    No idea what Tom Hardy is like in real life so I'm wondering whether he's saying these comments tongue-in-cheek or if it's biting criticism of the final product.

    Tom Hardy: 'My favourite 40 minutes of Venom were cut from the film'

    Highlights include ;

    - When asked "What was your favourite scene to film?" he said: "Things that aren’t in this movie."
    - "There are, like, 30 to 40 minutes' worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie... all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. You know what I mean? They just never made it in."
     
  24. Holerbot6000

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    Surely it's not as bad as that Fantastic Four Movie. That's worse even than Affleck's Daredevil and X3 combined. If nothing else, Tom Hardy is usually pretty fun to watch in just about anything.
     
  25. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    I think fans can expect a second "R" rated version of the film for the Blu-Ray-4K.
     

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