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Thread: Venom (Ruben Fleischer)

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    Venom (Ruben Fleischer)

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    Full thoughts will come when I've processed this disaster.
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    We loved it madly!

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    You're drunk.

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    The most notable thing is that they actually went back and fixed the pronunciation of “symbiote” from how they were saying it in the original trailer. Otherwise, hoo boy, this was retarded.

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    Projected 60 mill for the weekend.

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    Quote Quoting TGM (view post)
    The most notable thing is that they actually went back and fixed the pronunciation of “symbiote” from how they were saying it in the original trailer. Otherwise, hoo boy, this was retarded.
    That said, this is a movie I can totally understand if anyone finds enjoyment out of it. Hell, if I had seen it maybe about 10 years ago, there's a good possibility I would've liked this a hell of a lot more than I presently do.

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    $60 mil seems like a lot for a movie with that shitty a trailer
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    I don't know where to begin with this after coming off the excellent high that Widows was....but I'll give this spoiler tags for safety.

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    But hey, I got a free comic book for seeing it at AMC, so it wasn't a complete bust.

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    $60 mil seems like a lot for a movie with that shitty a trailer
    $60 is impressive for a 2nd tier spider-man villain spin off.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    $60 is impressive for a 2nd tier spider-man villain spin off.
    In October, too.

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    I thought the Eminem song was bad, too.

    Somebody tried to hand me a free comic on the way out and I said no.

    What a movie.
    Making yet another effort again in 2018.

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    I didn't get a comic afterwards because I saw it at an advance screening.

    At least I didn't spend money on it.
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    $80 mil opening. What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    $80 mil opening. What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
    Yaaaaaaaasssssss.....

    (says the guy that drafted it in the movie league)

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    The script mostly sucks. The CGI mostly sucks. The cinematography is off, like the DP needs to lower his camera's ISO since everything seems a notch too bright. The editing is haphazard. The last half-hour is a computer generated ejaculation.

    However, I was entertained? Tom Hardy in particular is doing some bizarre, awesome stuff here. He seems to be on a wavelength with early Johnny Depp or Crispin Glover, in the sense that he is hell-bent on working out sort of a batshit Stanislavski schizo performance inside expensive B-movie level material. Weirdly, he reminds me of 80s era Bobcat Goldthwait. Meanwhile, Venom's voice sounds like Destro from the GI Joe cartoon. My 8-year-old self would have loved this.
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    Suspiria (2018) - 1
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    RoboCop (1987) - 8
    The Birds - 8
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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    $80 mil opening. What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
    My reaction (spoilered for anyone who hasn't seen Evil Dead 2)

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    What even is that first 30 minutes? An origin story so rushed, bland, and cliche that even Tom Hardy can barely make it interesting ("E.T. phone home? Aliens, yeahhh"). Once Venom enters the scene though, Hardy's weird energy supercharges and this turns into a perversely entertaining buddy comedy, with Hardy as a most nervous tics-ridden straight man. The scene where he barges in on Michelle Williams and her boyfriend in the restaurant is one of the hammiest, funniest scenes of the year.

    Quality of action scenes vary on whether how much Hardy and Venom are allowed to interact during them ("No! We do NOT eat policemen!"), so the more effect-heavy ones suffer from monotonous tedium, which makes the climatic fight's visual gobbledygook the most incoherent offender. That's why I'm a bit mystified at some using this film's "difference" to club MCU with it, since that difference comes alive in less than half the film, surrounded by an MCU's origin template done worse than any of them, and with a climax far, far exceeding any of MCU's usually complained action scene incoherence too (For actual unique, distinctive “difference” done the whole way through, see Spider-Man 3, which I kinda hated on first theatrical watch but has been slowly gestating in my mind favorably over the years, especially after Webb’s entries). Still, Tom Hardy showing why he has always been such a magnetic presence even in a mtaerial this bad ensures me I’ll be there for the sequel if he’s in. 5/10
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    It plays like a 90s comic book movie with 2010 VFX. It's unabashedly blunt with the content- the car chase in particular or the T2-like SWAT attack, none of it really flows together and its just there because the movie needs SOME action. The exploding drones was a hoot. I'm really shocked they didn't actually make Venom look like Spider-man more with him swinging from buildings. Or maybe I shouldn't be because it's supposed to be far and away from the MCU. The relationship between Eddie and Anne makes little sense towards the end. And yet somehow I'm oddly excited for the introduction of [].

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