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Venom (2018)

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A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Jeff Pinkner (screenplay by), Scott Rosenberg (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as Wayne Péré)
Michelle Lee ... Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue ... Mission Control Translator
Chris O'Hara ... Astronaut JJ Jameson, III

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Storyline

After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock's life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.

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Embrace your inner anti-hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to an interview with VFX supervisor Paul J. Franklin, director Ruben Fleischer was inspired by films like director John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and director John Landis' An American Werewolf in London (1981)" when making "Venom." See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) When the little girl wants to speak to Drake during the factory tour the other kids shush her. Drake explains the girl not to let others silence her, then gives her his badge and leaves the group without letting her ask a question, essentially silencing the girl. Actually when Drake is leaving for his interview, he tells the girl that another scientist will answer her question. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut JJ Jameson, III: Life Foundation Control, this is LF1. The specimens are secured, and we're heading home.
Mission Control Operator: Roger, LF1. You are a go for reentry.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, a clip from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) plays. The preview is omitted from some home or online releases, but remains included in others, for example on Blu-ray. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release featured an extended clip from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a post-credits scene. It was not included in the internet version, although it is still included in the film on other home entertainment releases, such as the Blu-ray. See more »

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Written by Jmike, Justin Davey, Jim Lavigne, Bruno Mota, Pusha T (as Terrence Thornton) and Vinay Vyas
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Pusha T appears courtesy of REUPGANG/Decon
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This film would have been much better if it wasn't for the bad writing.
29 November 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

You would think one of the 5 (why?) writers could have gotten this right. Tom Hardy was amazing, the directing excellent, cinematography on point, V/SFX not bad, but the story was very loose and had plot and pacing issues. Venom's voice was also annoying. You would think the producers would have hired better writers instead of pathetically paying for almost every review on here 9 and above being fake (pretty much only film reviewed). I may have given this film a 7 or 8 out of 10, but only gets a 6 for the fake reviews. For me it could have been much better and deserving of the 9's and 10's had the writing been tighter. Nevertheless, still enjoyable, but sadly only a 6/10 from me, mainly for the fake reviews that piss me off.


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Malay

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antidote See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,255,756, 7 October 2018

Gross USA:

$213,515,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$856,085,151
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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