First Reactions To Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ Hit The Web

Venom Sony Marvel Tom HardyWith critics having screened Sony’s new Venom film starring Tom Hardy and the social media embargo lifted, the first reactions to the film have hit the web.

The new spin-off features Hardy in the starring role of the reporter-turned-Spider-Man nemesis, Eddie Brock. The film which will begin to expand Sony’s Universe of Spider-Man characters tells the origin story for Venom, inspired by the Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes comic book runs.

You can check out the first reactions from critics below.

So what do you think? Will you be seeing the film opening weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).

Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?

The film hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

  • Andres

    y’all better see A Star Is Born

    • Neuromancer

      Sure lets go waste our money on Barbra Streisand 2.0.

  • Neuromancer

    yea, Im sure this is going to be complicated, these people are probably only hating on it because theres a white male lead, but a bad movie is a bad movie.

    I don’t mind if this fails because Id rather see spidey vs venom, we don’t need anymore early 2000 type cbms anymore.

    H3ll we don’t need half the marvel movies, captain marvel especially.

    Maybe rogue will take care of that issue when the xmen finally take over the mcu.

    Plus maybe this will free Tom Hardy up so he can be the MCU wolverine.

  • Mike

    If I get a twatter account can I be an obnoxious faux critic to??

  • Art R

    I called it as Catwoman level bad after the first preview, and I see nothing in these posts that dissuade me from this impression. I will probably wait until it is available on Red Box. Biggest mistake was removing Spider-man from the equation.

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