The First Reactions To VENOM Are in and It's Compared To CATWOMAN and FANTASTIC FOUR
The first social media reactions to Venom have arrived from critics who have seen it. As you might have expected, the reviews aren’t very good. In fact, the movie is compared to previously made superhero duds like Catwoman and Fantastic Four, which doesn’t spark much confidence. However, there are a few critics that did find some things that they liked about it. But, for the most part, the reactions are more negative.
I hoped that this wouldn’t be the case! I really did want this movie to turn out better than I expected, but it looks like it’s not going to give us a great movie. I’ll still see it, though, and form my own opinion. Maybe it will at least have some fun an enjoyable moments.
Read through the Twitter reactions below and let us know if you’ll still be going out to see Venom when it comes out this weekend.
Significant chunks of #Venom don’t work *at all* but there is some serious charm to the Eddie/Venom relationship. Not sure I had the intended reactions to some scenes but fun is fun - even when it’s totally ridiculous, right? It’s too bad they didn’t go for the R rating though.— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) October 2, 2018
Not sure if Tom Hardy's weirdness sabotaged #Venom or saved it, but it has a self-aware cartoonishness, especially in its latter half. It's not "good," but it's better than expected. Doesn't feel like an R-rated film, am guessing the deleted 40min is just Hardy clowning around.— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) October 2, 2018
It's...not a complete disaster? At least I was never mad watching it? But it is an excruciatingly surreal experience. The humor, the story beats, everything right down to the Eminem theme song feels like it emerged Kimmy Schmidt style from a sealed off early 00s bunker.— The Mothmeg 🔜 NYCC (@rustypolished) October 2, 2018
Think Affleck Daredevil. Think Ang Lee Hulk. Think Halle Berry Catwoman. That's...I mean, that's really all there is to be said, I think. It's absolutely bizarre.— The Mothmeg 🔜 NYCC (@rustypolished) October 2, 2018
Anyway, your mileage is really, really going to vary on this one. There are genuinely some echos of clever ideas but...man. If there's one superhero franchise that's having a killer couple years, it's Spider-Man. No matter how you slice it, Venom is a major non sequitur.— The Mothmeg 🔜 NYCC (@rustypolished) October 2, 2018
Sorry to say that #Venom is pretty much a complete failure - a tonal mess that feels 15 years old, ignoring the storytelling strides that the superhero genre has made in recent years.— Tom Horrorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) October 2, 2018
A few fun Venom-centric moments aside, it has nearly nothing to offer. Don't get your hopes up.
I’m *fascinated* with VENOM. The cast seems to all know they’re in a darker superhero movie, except Tom Hardy who is basically remaking Jim Carrey’s Liar Liar. I kinda loved watching this movie, in a Rocky Horror type of way. At one point Tom Hardy and Venom make out.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) October 2, 2018
The whole movie is Venom telling Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock over and over “I’m hungry, Eddie. I want to eat a brian, Eddie. You’re a loser, Eddie. You’re a pussy, Eddie.”— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) October 2, 2018
It breaks my heart to say #Venom doesn't work. While the symbiote looks fantastic, the rest of the movie is a mess. Rough CGI, poor story plotting and a schizophrenic tone. Trying to launch this world without Spider-Man is too large of a hurdle. Disappointing. @VenomMovie pic.twitter.com/G5SDLjeCaL— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) October 2, 2018
In an era where the bar for superhero movies has been raised to significant heights, #Venom feels like ELEKTRA, the GHOST RIDER movies, or that Thomas Jane PUNISHER, with Travolta as a hammy villain. You recognize pieces, but can't quite understand why they don't fit together. pic.twitter.com/HS2MeyxdtT— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) October 2, 2018