Film Review: VENOM (USA 2018) ***

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When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Jeff Pinkner (screenplay by), Scott Rosenberg(screenplay by) | 5 more credits »

Discounting SPIDER-MAN, VENOM is the first of the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Comics.  The filmmakers ensure that there is some brand distinction from the Warner Brothers (DEADPOOL, BATMAN vs. SUPERMAN) and Disney (THOR, IRON MAN) Marvel collaborations, so it is of no surprise that VENOM comes out like a hybrid of the existing Marvel action hero or anti-hero films.  VENOM is quite good and more to come would be welcome.

Ruben Fleischer who made ZOMBIELAND, makes a clear stamp in VENOM, which in truth is a horror story.  There is an alien parasite than inhabits the host, our…

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