Superb cast in a movie about a journalist “infected” with the alien symbiote. Horrible special fx & really silly internal dialogue pretty much kill the movie’s chances. The critic-proof opening weekend won’t hold up for long. Stay for credit’s scene teasing a horrible sequel. Dismal. D

-MR. Movie Reviews

Movie PG-13 2018 ‧ Thriller/Science Fiction ‧ 2h 20m

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Budget: 100 million USD

Production companies: Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Pascal Pictures

Producers: Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Matt Tolmach