Following a series of press screenings and the film’s official premiere, the early reactions for Venom have arrived on Social Media.
Marvel fans have been wondering how the film ends up coming together, and this would be our first indication of what to expect from the movie.
The film’s plot revolves around Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) investigating Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) and the Life Foundation as he becomes inhabited by the titular Symbiote along the way.
Thanks to it being the inaugural entry in Sony’s Planned Shared Universe of Marvel characters, Venom has a lot of stakes riding on it. Despite the movie tracking well at the box office, it is the reception that will play a major factor of where things go and whether or not we’ll get movies featuring Black Cat, Silver Sable, Kraven The Hunter and Morbius, The Living Vampire.
Read on to find out what critics and fans alike are saying about Venom in the Twitter posts below.
I enjoyed #Venom. It reminds me of a '90s Nicolas Cage movie in the sense that it's an Oscar-caliber actor going all-in on outlandish premise and the end result a highly watchable curiosity
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) October 2, 2018
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
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.
A few fun Venom-centric moments aside, it has nearly nothing to offer. Don't get your hopes up.
— Tom Jorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) October 2, 2018
— Chris Sylvia (@sylvioso) October 2, 2018
Social embargo for #Venom is up. I talk about this a lot in my review but this is a movie that somehow slipped through a wormhole from 2004. That's my biggest take. It's a movie that spilled from the pre-MCU era through a crack in time and space.
— Battlin' Meg Murdock (@rustypolished) October 2, 2018
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
Action-sequences and Eddie and Venom's odd relationship are the highlights of #Venom but if Sony wants to move forward with a universe, it needs to just keep the few parts that work and scrap the large portion which does t.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) October 2, 2018
Tom Hardy's performance in #Venom is either Johnny Depp in the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN or Chris Klein in STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI. Either way, it's not boring.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) October 2, 2018
One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
Venom opens Friday, October 5th.