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Video+Story: Venom Movie Review

Venom is one of the more iconic and loved Spiderman villains. When it was announced Venom would be getting his own movie, fanboys world-wide rejoiced.

Then it was announced Spiderman would not be mentioned at all in the movie. Also, no symbol would appear on his chest. At this point I started to get worried. How can you have a Venom movie with absolutely no connection to Spiderman.

I still held out hope the movie would be well written and faithful to the character. Shortly into the movie, my hopes were dashed.

The origin of how and why Venom (and the other symbiotes) came to Earth was completely changed. I can get past that. They also based it in San Francisco. OK, Eddie Brock did spend some time in San Fran. I was getting tired of New York based super hero movies anyway. They also changed Venom’s personality and demeanor.

That is where I lost connection.

Venom is not a humorous character. It felt like Sony tried to steal a page out of Marvel’s book. They wanted to mix action and humor to get a blockbuster movie. I have no issues with that, but I feel Venom was not the character to drive the humor. It felt to me like the only thing related to Venom in the movie, was the title.

Talking to other audience members, I found I was in the minority on those views. I think if you watch Venom with no prior knowledge of the character, you will probably like the movie. If you go into the movie expecting to see a version of Venom similar to the comic books…. you might be disappointed.

I am usually able to suppress the fanboy in me and watch the movie objectively. I was not able to do that with Venom as they departed so drastically from the Venom I know from the comics. The movie is still on pace to break box office records for an October release. That along with the fact that the audience members we got reviews from all seemed to enjoy the movie, tells me Sony will likely go forward with their other Spiderman related movies.

I am crossing my fingers that Morbius doesn’t stray too far from the source material.

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 22 2018

All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Saturday!

MOVIES

Chloe Zhao to direct Marvel’s Eternals
Blake Shelton cast in UglyDolls
Kingsman 3 to release November 9, 2019

TV

Diablo animated series in development for Netflix
NIN to perform musical score for HBO’s Watchmen series
The Deuce gets third and final season

COMICS

Marvel giving Shuri her own title
She-Hulk is a walking Gamma time bomb
Venom symbiote may be dead
Cheetah has the power to kill Gods

COLLECTIBLES

Funko releases POPs of Game of Thrones creators
Lego releases Porg set
Sideshow offering limited/signed Alex Ross Uncanny X-men print

GAMES

Telltale Games closing down
Pokemon Go releasing Kecleon and other Pokemon

 

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