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Friday, October 5, 2018

Sheep Movie Review: Venom (2018)

Oct 5, 2018
Directed By: Ruben Fleischer
Written By: Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall

Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom -- leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.

I don't understand all the hate for Venom. My 17-year-old daughter and I went to see it. We both found it entertaining. Stop comparing it to other Marvel films and enjoy it for what it—fun!

The critics are right about the first part of the movie. It moves slowly compared to the second half. But that doesn't mean the first part is bad. And Holly and I agree that the action-packed half makes up for it.

I didn't know much about Venom before seeing the movie so I'm not comparing it to the comics. I loved Venom. He is a snarky alien who got put in a snarky guy. With the PG-13 rating, there is no blood even though Venom eats a head or two...but they totally deserved it!

This movie isn't a masterpiece, but we laughed and cheered. There are a lot of big action scenes that look great on the big screen. If you see it be sure to stick around for the two after credits scenes!

Holly and I give it 4 "Apologizing" Sheep



  1. I'm an AMC Stubs A-List member (3 movies a week for $20 a month). I was starting to worry about wasting one of my three movies this week on the IMAX 3D version of Venom, but decided to keep my ticket because #1 IMAX #2 3D. Glad to read at least one "good enough" review. I'm just looking for some light "popcorn" fun.

    1. I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I love these kind of movies. I just want to be entertained. Especially when you can go with someone and share the fun with.

  2. My dad turned to me after the movie was over and said, "This was the movie with bad reviews? It was great!". He repeated this morning that he really enjoyed it. I've always been disappointed with the Marvel films and I really disliked Civil War and Thor Ragnarok. I enjoyed Venom too, maybe not as much as my dad. Even the early set up moved along and the humor between Venom and Eddie worked for me. I also liked the darker cinematography and feel to the film. I don't understand the really poor reviews.

  3. I know, right?! It is mostly the fans of the comic that are unhappy. The movie didn't portray him as the villain he is supposed to be. I don't think they could keep it PG-13 if he was the comicbook version . I loved the humor too!