Superhero Turns Deadly

If you are an adult Marvel fan, you will not be disappointed watching the movie Venom. If you like violence, gore, and aliens, director Ruben Fleischer brings that and more to this action-packed movie.

Journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is trying to take down Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), 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.  Transforming into a grotesque creature, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so exciting. Eddie must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from the symbiote aliens.

          The movie is fantastic mainly because of Tom Hardy’s convincing performance as Eddie Brock/ Venom. His body horror movements are very realistic for the eyes especially when Eddie/Venom  extrudes tentacles from his body.The special effects are fascinating to watch because they bring the moviegoer into the movie. The crew did an-eye catching job at creating the guise of Venom and his superhuman movements. An example is Venom’s individually animated  teeth as they move into place as Eddie transforms into Venom.

        The beginning of the plot is too fast to understand, but once the main characters are set, the plot moves slower and it’s easy to comprehend. The soundtrack helps the plot by pumping the emotions. At one point in the film, the soundtrack is a combination between rap and energetic music. It makes the movie more intense. When Eddie Brock fights Drake, their battle and the music elevates at the same time.

      One warning: If you’re afraid of watching heads being bitten off, don’t watch this film. It’s that realistic.

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