Venom’ has mostly received negative reviews and it holds a 32% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads, “The first stand alone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways – chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to ‘Spider-Man’.”
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, ‘Venom’ stars Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams among others. Hardy plays Eddie Brock, a journalist on whose body gets attached an alien parasite called Symbiote. Ahmed plays the antagonist.
The film marks the first attempt by Sony to build a comic-book universe of their own by using supporting characters of the Spiderverse.
At the US box office, ‘Venom’ opened at 80 million dollars, breaking the October opening weekend record by a huge margin. The previous record-holder, Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller ‘Gravity’, had earned 55.7 million dollars.