VENOM (M)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - PETS -

DOESN’T QUITE HAVE WHAT IT SNAKES, US, 105 MIN

Venom was briefly spot­ted in a se­condary vil­lain slot in Spi­der-Man 3 all the way back in 2007. Now this ex­trater­res­trial megasym­biote is get­ting his own sub-fran­chise, kick­ing off an ori­gin story in which he comes to oc­cupy the body and mind of ec­cen­tric in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Ed­die Brock (Tom Hardy). Hardy finds an oddly en­dear­ing goofy qual­ity in the char­ac­ter of Brock. Later, ev­ery­thing de­volves into a bit of a slick, FX-driven sham­bles.

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