Marvel block­buster Venom is full of bite

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

THE lat­est film off the Marvel Comics pro­duc­tion line hits screens at Bowen Sum­mer­gar­den Cinema to­day

Venom, a su­per­hero film based off the char­ac­ter of the same name, tells the story of jour­nal­ist Ed­die Brock.

Ed­die is an in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter whose ca­reer is in the dol­drums fol­low­ing a scan­dal.

He at­tempts to re­vive his ca­reer by tak­ing a close look at the Life Foun­da­tion, but comes into con­tact with an alien sym­biote.

The sym­biote re­sults in him get­ting su­per-hu­man abil­i­ties and an in­trigu­ing al­ter-ego, ‘Venom’.

English ac­tor Tom Hardy plays the ti­tle char­ac­ter and head­lines a solid cast, also fea­tur­ing Michelle Williams as his girl­friend Anne Wey­ing and Woody Har­rel­son.

Har­rel­son is en­joy­ing a ca­reer re­nais­sance as a sup­port­ing ac­tor on films such as The Hunger Games

se­ries and War for the Planet of the Apes, and brings some star power to his role.

Timed to be re­leased in the school hol­i­days, Venom

is rated by crit­ics as a dif­fer­ent movie to Dead­pool,

for ex­am­ple.

Venom is rated M.

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