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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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vicarious vicarious from NC, USA
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Aug 5th 2019 at 3:56:23 PM

Woody Harrelson can absolutely do manic psycho

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Aug 6th 2019 at 12:25:08 PM

Hurry up on that Symbiote Cinematic Universe already Sony!

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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Aug 6th 2019 at 1:51:59 PM

Andy Serkis has stated that Tom Hardy is helping write the script for the sequel. Considering that Hardy's improvs were probably the best thing about the first film, this is a good idea.

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AyyItsMidnight Ordinary Corrupt Android Love
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Aug 9th 2019 at 1:49:30 PM

Just watched this. It's okay. The dynamic between Eddie and the symbiote is obviously the highlight, but otherwise it doesn't have that much going in its favor. The villain is meh, Venom!Anne was... questionable, and Cletus Kasady's hair looks really stupid. Also that Eminem song is some piping hot gahhhhhbage.

Overall this is just about the worst comic book movie of last year by far, though considering what previous years had to offer, I feel like we could've had it worse.

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Aug 10th 2019 at 8:22:17 AM

I wouldn't necessarily call it THE worst of 2018. Not topping the list, either, but not THE worst superhero film in the year.

Pretty steep competition, coming out in a year alongside Black Panther, Infinity War, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. All of those blow it out of the water.

The Incredibles 2 isn't doing Venom any favors, either. Neither is Deadpool 2.

Personally, I'd put Aquaman in about the same league as Venom. Ant-Man and the Wasp too. They're not bad, certainly far better than BVS or the Fantastic Four flicks, but I'd rather see Venom again than either of those films.

I didn't see Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, so I can't comment on how it compares to Venom.

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vicarious vicarious from NC, USA
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Aug 10th 2019 at 12:29:54 PM

Basically, GO! was legitimately funny (YMMV). If you didn’t hate the concept from the getgo, you’d have a good time

alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Aug 10th 2019 at 3:23:49 PM

If you've never see Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, you are missing out on pure, unadulterated genius:

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Aug 11th 2019 at 9:28:38 AM

Oh. We don't all hate Teen Titans GO anymore.

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Aug 11th 2019 at 2:25:24 PM

I used to but them I just grow to liked it at lot.

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Aug 12th 2019 at 8:15:35 AM

You know, I saw Teen Titans Go the other day when my nephews were watching it.

... it was kind of hilarious. I get it's not Teen Titans, which was great, but it's pretty damn entertaining.

TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Aug 12th 2019 at 8:19:55 AM

When we were homeless, my best friend and I watched a lot of Teen Titans Go when we could afford a hotel. Cartoon Network ran it for hours on end.

I can also vouch for it being a funny show. I just never got around to seeing the movie.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
Aug 12th 2019 at 11:48:11 AM

[up]I also find it as a good show.

Anyway, should't you talk about Venom?

And must I give a kick in the pants to this thread like this below?

So, tell me, because I've heard many things about it: is this movie worth watching for me? Just askin' 'cause anyway I'm watching it this Tuesday.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Aug 12th 2019 at 1:37:18 PM

So, tell me, because I've heard many things about it: is this movie worth watching for me? Just askin' 'cause anyway I'm watching it this Tuesday.

I guess it all depends on what you're expecting.

If you're expecting something like a Spider-Man cameo, you're going to be disappointed.

If you're expecting a well-rounded cast, you're going to be disappointed.

Sony (and apparent grim and gritty fanboy Avi Arad) really made this for the sake of mooching off of the Marvel name.

As a dedicated follower of the MCU, I abhor this movie simply because Marvel Studios had no input whatsoever.

But if you want to see Tom Hardy ham it up like there's no tomorrow...maybe?

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Aug 12th 2019 at 1:38:18 PM

A bore, with like 15 minutes of entertaining value when Hardy hams it around.

TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Aug 12th 2019 at 2:19:28 PM

Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote are easily the best part of the film, and pretty much any time they're onscreen, it's a delight.

The plotline they're saddled with is, uh, flawed at best. An opportunity for an interesting villainous twist sails by unheeded for the sake of instead having two f*ckstupid bad guys that make Ant-Man's Darren Cross look subtle.

And pretty much all of the characters outside of Brock/Venom and the main villains are kinda forgettable.

All in all, it's a decent enough film that had a few opportunities to be better but never took them. Probably the best film portrayal of the character of Venom we'll ever get, though.

Edited by TobiasDrake on Aug 12th 2019 at 3:20:47 AM

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
Aug 13th 2019 at 6:22:07 AM

Told you I was going to watch it.

It wasn't bad at all. I guess the fun doesn't really start until about 50 minutes. But, my favorite part was Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Venom. I enjoyed those parts the most. Villain: OK. Story: OK. Fights: Awesome (especially when Eddie bonds with Venom). Rated from a scale to Bad, OK and Awesome.

I guess if Venom 3 will be made, Tom Hardy would direct (I am just guessing, because since Tom Hardy also wrote the sequel, I decided why not guess this).

And also, I didn't know that Tom was also EP for this film.

My final consensus: OK.

[up][up][up]And Targetmaster Joe, just because it's not made by Marvel Studios doesn't automatically mean it's a trainwreck. You can personally see that, but you chose to ignore it. Especially when pre-MCU movies like the Spider-Man Trilogynote , the X-Men Film Seriesnote  and the Blade Trilogynote  or even the Marvel Animated Features or even Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse exist (and yes, I'm aware that everything else of that era that were not what I listed is a mixed bag) Also, a little piece of trivia: did you know that Marvel Studios was founded in 1994 as Marvel Filmsnote  to help produce Spider-Man: The Animated Series and many, many other animated shows we have seen? If you don't believe me, check the closing credits for each show (and all their seasons, because some shows have different credits; for the last one, watch the intro too)?

I am sorry for the length of the above paragraph.

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slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
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Aug 13th 2019 at 6:28:42 AM

Its an average/mediocre film brought up solely by the charisma and chemistry of its 2 leading characters & plus the inherent kick-ass concept of Venom.

Plus its not necessarily faithful to the comics which is a bit of a strike towards it.

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Aug 13th 2019 at 6:38:25 AM

[up]You really want a comic book movie to literally translate the source material(s) to the big screen? At least maintain the spirit and translate what can be translated, while still doing an enjoyable and interesting plot and dynamics. But anyway, I liked the movie. And I already mentioned why [up][up].

Edited by Andrei_Bondoc on Aug 13th 2019 at 4:42:30 PM

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slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
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Aug 13th 2019 at 6:42:28 AM

Well yes of course because the comics always contain a wonderful amount of stories and characters that can make for great movies.

Regardless of how well Venom came across in the final product the removal of his relationship with Spider-Man loses an extremely vital element of the character.

Plus it really hurts his design not having the white symbol to provide color contrast against his solid black body.

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Aug 13th 2019 at 6:43:53 AM

Plus its not necessarily faithful to the comics which is a bit of a strike towards it.

The biggest superhero movie of all time wrote a completely new motivation for Thanos, made Thor a fat over-the-hill loser, and treats Peggy Carter as though she was an important character who had any actual relevance and importance to Steve Rogers's life rather than some minor WWII-era character no one's cared about in decades.

Adaptations change shit all the time.

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slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Aug 13th 2019 at 6:46:41 AM

Actually Thor being an over the hill loser during specific crisis' of emotional duress or loss has always been a thing.

Honestly I'm not even sure that's the first time he got fat.

Edited by slimcoder on Aug 13th 2019 at 6:47:15 AM

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