Mixed early reactions to Tom Hardy's 'Venom'

Mixed early reactions to Tom Hardy's 'Venom'

Later this week, Sony's adaptation of Venom will swing into theaters with Tom Hardy in the title role.

"Now, I sometimes do what I want to do, but I also have to make decisions that take care of my family".

The actor is signed on to play Eddie Brock in three Sony films, but Venom's box office performance this weekend will likely go a long way in determining whether he'll have a chance to sing and dance in a sequel. I can't jump for joy at the news of bonus features we've been used to for 20 years, but I guess I see how that could cause some to dance.

The synopsis states, "One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom". "You're a p****, Eddie'".

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A few fun Venom-centric moments aside, it has almost nothing to offer. "Don't get your hopes up", Jorgensen warned.

The anticipation for Venom has been lukewarm, mostly because the trailers painted quite an odd movie that felt like it came out of a time capsule that was lost in 2004. "Like a turd. In the wind", he wrote.

- Jeremy Conrad, IGNThink Affleck Daredevil.

io9: It's a loud, kind of silly action/buddy cop movie that just wants you to kick back with a bucket of popcorn and have a good time while a space monster licks his chops at you. She followed up, "It's...not a complete disaster?" But it is an excruciatingly surreal experience. The humor, the story beats, everything right down to the Eminem theme song feels like it emerged Kimmy Schmidt style from a sealed off early '00s bunker. If there's one superhero franchise that's having a killer couple years, it's Spider-Man.

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Are you going to see Venom opening night?

For more on Venom, check out our op-ed on why we love the comics character, our ranking of Marvel's most powerful symbiotes, and our rundown of every Spider-Man movie spin-off in development.

"I wanted to make sure that I didn't exclude anyone from the group".

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