Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘Venom’ Review: A Bad Movie With Great Cult-Movie Potential

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

Venom appears to have been on a quest to bring back the slightly campy comic-book films of a bygone era, but ended up looking like a collection of Spawn outtakes that were wrapped in brand-new CGI for a 14-year-old kid who just time-traveled here from 1997.

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This is a list of things that happen in the new movie Venom: Riz Ahmed, personifying every rich supervillain trope at once, utters the words “God has abandoned us … I will not”; Tom Hardy hops in a restaurant’s lobster tank and eats a crustacean raw; the movie’s titular character says “on my planet, I was kind of a loser”; and an alien turns into Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams. These are the kinds of moments that turn a movie into a cult favorite, or into a total disaster. Venom could be either—if it had any idea what it was at all.

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