Venom Review

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Venom Review

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Kimball Kenning, Writer

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Eddie Brock is an investigator for a local news station. He tries to expose Carlton Drake, who is a scientist. He tests symbiotes, which are aliens that give the host superpowers. During Brock’s investigation, he merges with the symbiote, Venom, and he struggles for control of Eddie’s body and takes down Drake.

In the beginning of the movie, the story is inconsistent. One of the symbiotes gets out and immediately binds with a paramedic. This symbiote connects to several humans on his path to become Venom. On the other hand in Drakes lab, Drake has three different symbiotes, and conducts several experiments trying to bind the two life forms and is unsuccessful almost every time. Then Eddie Brock breaks in to investigate and easily bonds with one of the symbiotes Venom. This seems pretty improbable in my opinion. Other parts are when Eddie is in the midst of a car chase on his motorcycle, then jumps a bump in the road and flies several feet into the air, way past where he should have gone. Little things like that are scattered throughout this movie which and spoil its credibility.

There is definitely lots of action and killing in this one; the whole movie is packed with symbiotes killing their hosts or eating random human heads. In my opinion there is too much action and it is a little shallow on the story. It does not go into too much detail for several elements crucial to the story. One part that could have gone into more detail is Carlton Drake and the Life Foundation. The backstory related to the Life Foundation is touched on, but overall a little bit unknown to viewers without prior knowledge.

Overall I think it’s worth seeing, but only once. It’s definitely good entertainment, but there are still things that could be done to improve it.

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