RICH REVIEWS: VENOM
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.
Venom Created by:
Tom Hardy … Eddie Brock / Venom
Michelle Williams … Anne Weying
Riz Ahmed … Carlton Drake / Riot
Scott Haze … Security Chief Roland Treece
Reid Scott … Dr. Dan Lewis
Jenny Slate … Dr. Dora Skirth
Melora Walters … Homeless Woman Maria
Woody Harrelson … Cletus Kasady
Peggy Lu … Mrs. Chen
Malcolm C. Murray … Lewis Donate
Sope Aluko … Dr. Collins
Wayne Pére … Dr. Emerson
Michelle Lee … Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue … Mission Control Translator
Chris O’Hara … Astronaut JJ Jameson, III
Emilio Rivera … Lobby Guard Richard
Amelia Young … Allie
Ariadne Joseph … Eddie’s TV Producer
Deen Brooksher … Drake Interview Guard
David Jones … Drake Interview Guard
Roger Yuan … Village Eel Shop Owner
Woon Young Park … Malaysia Village Tough
Patrick Chundah Chu … Malaysia Village Tough
Vickie Eng … Elderly Village Woman / Riot Host
Mac Brandt … Jack the Bartender
Nick Thune … Beardo at Bar
Michael Dennis Hill … Reporter on TV
Sam Medina … Shakedown Thug
Scott Deckert … Noisy Neighbor Ziggy
Lauren Richards … Ziggy’s Girlfriend
Jared Bankers … Isaac / Blue Host
Lucas Fleischer … Guard at Gate
Diesel Madkins … Lab Security Guard
Otis Winston … Chasing Guard
Zeva DuVall … Little Girl / Riot Host (as Zeva Duvall)
Selena Anduze … Bistro Manager
Brittany L. Smith … Bistro Hostess
Jordan Foster … Waiter
Jane McNeill J… Diner
Victor McCay … Diner
Elizabeth Becka … Diner
Ron Prather … Diner
Marcia White … Diner
Javier Vazquez Jr. … MRI Tech
Ellen Gerstein … Hospital Lady with Dog / Mrs. Manfredi
Martin Bats Bradford … Jacob / Blue Host (as Martin Bradford)
Steven Teuchert … Stoner Dude
Al-Jaleel Knox … Stoner Dude
Brandon Morales … Crowd Control Officer
Michael Burgess … Flight Technician
Matthew Cornwell … Ops Director
David Fleischer … Flight Trajectory Specialist
James Jones … LF Security Guard (as D. James Jones)
Angela Davis … Evacuating Scientist
Stan Lee … Dapper Dog Walker
Wade Williams … Prison Guard
Run Time: 1 hr, 31 min
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: A Nasa ship crash lands on Earth. This movie starts out as much a horror movie as anything else.
Eddie Brock is a reporter. His life now is going downhill.
Seeing a symbiote in a host killing is a terrifying sight. It does use its abilities in numerous ways.
Poor Eddy you will feel sorry for him. He is your average guy with average troubles. Then he starts to help a Doctor Skirth. One thing leads to another and Eddy finds he is not alone anymore. The two do work together in a high-speed chase that is thrilling and action-packed.
Without the ties to Spider-Man that the comics have, it does make the character different. You can tell by looking at him he is evil. Venom is evil but Eddy is not.
The way Venom talks to Eddy inside his head which is funny as you listen.
The whole hatred of Spider-Man is not here. It is a crucial part of Venom but it is easy to see why it was left out so the movie could focus on Venom.
The plot to this movie is something you might not be expecting. The Riot symbiote is a scary creature. now as Venom and Riot face off it is a battle of two frightening creatures that will cause you nightmares.
Venom is a creature who just wants to live his life and enjoy it.
Stan Lee’s appearance is great.
This movie skips a huge part of what made Venom Venom with no Spider-Man ties. There are things missing from it that do stand out a lot if you know the character if not you will not miss them.
Overall this is a great movie with lots of action and fighting. The character of Eddy/Venom is one that you will have to get used to if your a die-hard comic book fan and you will need to look at them as new characters not established ones.
So enjoy the movie and do not let Venom bite your head off.