Venom, sony's first spinoff of the spiderman universe came out with a slew of mixed reviews and I'm here to tell you that it's better than the bad reviews are saying but not by that much. Venom centers around Eddie Brock, famed San Francisco reporter. He sets out to interview scientist, Carlton Drake at his corporation the Life Foundation. Brock realizes that Drake is not the man he says he is, and his company is a lot more evil than how it appears. At the life foundation Drake is researching symbiotes and will unlock their potential at whatever and whoever's cost.
Tom Hardy did a fine job making Eddie Brock his own and seeing Venom in action was actually pretty great, when you could actually see what's happening. Big CGI fights at night don't really work out that well, like Transformers 1 and the first Hulk movie for example, so the finale didn't feel as satisfying as it could have been. But while Tom Hardy was great as Brock and Venom, the antagonist Riz Ahmed's Carlton Drake and Riot wasn't as good. He simply wasn't Riot long enough for us to really see Riot as a strong threat and his plot didn't feel like it was ever going to work. Throughout the movie Venom fought cops more than he actually got to fight Riot, and when he actually did get to fight Riot it just wasn't that good of a fight.
As a regular movie goer who is not a big comic book fan, Venom will be just fine for you. As a comic book fan there are some things that might bring the movie down for you. I myself am not a fan of the "Villain without the hero" movies. They have this way of taking a known villain and having him save the world, like Suicide Squad. Starting Venom off without Spiderman completely takes out his growth from Villain to Antihero. And in this movie Venom is just a hero now, a world saving hero who "only hurts bad people". Because of this any beef he has with Spiderman in the future will never reach the levels of hatred from the comics. There are more questions and issues I have that I have but I won't spoil it. Feel free to talk to me in the comment section.
"Venom" had a solid story, action and acting, It just didn't have enough of an edge that would have really made this a really memorable movie. In all it's not so bad but just not that good, but it is an enjoyable time at the theater.