Venom Official Trailer
I don’t like bashing movies. I know how much time, money, people’s heart and soul go into making them. So I don’t want to do. Plus, I haven’t seen the finished movie and the trailer doesn’t reflect the final product. I’m sure they rushed to put this together in order to show it at CinemaCon because that’s just how it goes sometimes. The real issue is that this is the first true look at the Venom movie and it just looks blah. I’m not excited for it at all and I want to be but I know Sony’s track record when it comes to the Spider-Man movies. There’s a reason why they partnered with Marvel and that reason is because after the HUGE success of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 they thought they should get more creatively involved. They figured that they shouldn’t trust Sam’s vision and kind of force him to add Venom that he didn’t want in Spider-Man 3. How do I know? Well I worked as a set PA during the final weeks of shooting and I saw it with my own two eyes. So Sony and Sam decided to part ways and Sony decided to re-boot the franchise. While people were OK with the first The Amazing Spider-Man, the reaction to the second one was not good. It was so bad that Sony eventually partnered with Marvel for the latest Spider-Man movie and guess what…it was REALLY, REALLY good. So they figured, “Well, let’s make as many Spider-Man universe movies as possible while the getting’s good,” and here comes Sony forcing another Venom.
While I think Tom Hardy is a great actor, the issue is that there won’t be enough set-up for the Venom character. I’m sure there will be a flashback with the Spider-Man character explaining the relationship with the Symbiote explaining why it has Spider-Man’s powers. Here’s what I’m most afraid of…that they won’t. That they will use some “clever” way of explaining it while confusing the f out of everyone at the same time. Sony will think that no one will really care because it’s Venom and the people just wanted a Venom movie and then wonder why everyone is so mad.
What do I know…I’m just a man, standing in front of a screen.