The reaction to Venom has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, and one that might work in the symbiote's favor. Early buzz was mixed. Then, after the world premiere, social media began to weigh in, saying Ruben Fleischer's origin story for the alien symbiote wasn't nearly as bad as some feared, and might even be pretty damn funny (even if some of the laughs were unintentional). Now the full review embargo has lifted, so what are critics saying?
We'll go first. In a two-star review, CinemaBlend complained that removing Spider-Man from the Venom story is a death-blow, saying:
Matt Patches from Polygon praises Tom Hardy, even though he's making a different movie from everyone else:
JoBlo seems to be the movie's loudest champion, stating:
Make the call for yourself once Venomopens in theaters later this week! Also, keep it here on CinemaBlend for a lot more from our interviews with the cast and crew at the Venom press junket in Los Angeles.
Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.