The Director of VENOM Talks about One of the Film's Plot Holes and Admits it Doesn't Work
Venom actually ended up having a pretty good opening and there’s a lot more people that enjoyed it than I expected. I thought the movie was filled with all kinds of problems, but it’s good to see that fans are enjoying it.
In a recent interview with GameSpot, the director of the film, Ruben Fleischer, talked about one of the many plot holes in the movie. It involves the first act of the movie with the old lady in Malaysia who is taken over by the Riot Symbiote. There’s a pretty significant time jump from the time she’s taken over to her arrival to the Life Foundation HQ in San Francisco. There’s six months that pass.
There’s a lot of time here for the old woman to have the the Symbiote attached to her without killing her. She must’ve been a good fit for the Symbiote if it didn’t have to hop from host to host every few weeks! With that being the case it didn’t really need to leave the woman and hop onto another host.
Ruben Fleischer admits that there is a problem here, saying, “That's one of our few, hopefully, few logic bumps. But we had to have a passage of time in order to show Eddie's downfall, and that was the one thing that doesn't entirely track.”
In the six-month period of time between Eddie losing his job and breaking up with his fiancé, Fleischer says he’d like to think the old woman was going around feeding on people throughout Malaysia. After all, the Symbiote has to feed!
“I like to think that old lady was going around murdering all throughout Malaysia, and she was just having a good old time just shooting shards through different people in Malaysia.”
So basically there’s a whole movie there that tells the insane bloody journey of an old woman possessed by an alien Symbiote in Malaysia murdering and eating people. Now, that’s the Venom movie that I would have liked to see!