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Venom Review: Everything collapses, but Eddie Brock and the Symbiote!

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Venom Review: Everything collapses, but Eddie Brock and the Symbiote!

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Running Time: 1h 52m

Cast: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams
Movie Score: 65%

*[0-50%-red (poor); 50-70%-yellow (average to good, better and promising); 70-90%-green (very good to great); 90-100%-blue (outstanding to perfect and a masterpiece)]

What happens when an alien parasite comes in contact with you? Well, it scares you and controls you like hell; but also becomes a good buddy too! Seriously? Does that happen in the case of Venom, the movie?

Sony is among those studios right now who are rushing towards making up their own universes of character-based movies, like Marvel Studios’ MCU. There’s no doubt about it, and its inevitable taking in consideration the current taste of audiences and what their preferences are. That’s okay if they want their own established franchises too. Sony decided to have its Spider-Man (extended) universe, by bringing every major villain one-by-one (building the Sinister 6 maybe) and then doing a crossover.

But the only problem for Sony and other studios like them is just one small thing. The treatment of characters, especially when it comes to the superhero movies. It has become the mandatory thing, which MCU movies absolutely adhere to, and that’s why nearly every film in the Disney owned Marvel Studios’ franchise is the best one in its own.

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Now coming onto Venom.

The film stars ‘Tom Hardy and only Tom Hardy’, as a reporter/journalist Eddie Brock, who comes in contact with an alien Symbiote called Venom. And then they share an inseparable bond till the movie ends.

You must be wondering why I didn’t mention any other names in the cast. Because there is, in fact, no one else, except Tom Hardy! Thanks to heavens that the actor was there in this parasite storyline since he’s the only reason Venom somehow survives to give you a dose of full-entertainment. Yes, I used the word ‘full’. Why?

There are lots of portals and rating sites out there with their own standards of judging a film. But I am giving my own views and opinions here after watching this flick.

One thing is clear, at first that Venom fails on many aspects, yet wins on some crucial ones.

The story is a mess, the plot is a mess, the supporting cast is void (for me), and on top of it, the CGI-filled action scenes (not all of them) are complex in a way when you just can’t decide what’s really going on. But it’s not an issue.

Director Ruben Fleischer manages to bring many interesting elements here, but the film being mistreated hangs like a dead bird! Still, it’s not absolutely dead. It’s got some air of life.

Venom Review: Everything collapses, but Eddie Brock and the Symbiote!

Tom Hardy and Venom have a great time together.

And all that is due to one man’s charisma, Tom Hardy aka Eddie Brock aka Venom. The sole reason you will get stuck to this movie from beginning to end is him. Hardy has managed to strike a brilliant connection with his character and the symbiote itself. In fact, after Eddie Brock, the other best thing is Venom himself.

Tom Hardy’s voice gives the symbiote a compelling impact and the moment they both meet and come together after some lazy 30 minutes of the film, it just gets better from there. Venom’s quirks with Brock and his own violent spirits in-between keep you hooked to see their bond, progressing further. The one positive of this film is enough to make you watch this Sony/Marvel’s ambitious flick.

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Had this been a film focusing just on Eddie Brock and Venom exploring each other’s characteristics in a city, I would have loved it! They are so good and comical to watch together.

Yes, it was a wrong choice to come up with this film, just to kick-off with a universe-kind-of-thing, but it’s still a great entertaining superhero movie. On this aspect, Venom never lets you down.

Had Venom been under Marvel Studios by now, it could’ve been an exceptional entry in the symbiote storyline.

Watch this film only for Tom Hardy’s and Venom’s really engaging chemistry. It will be great to watch them.

 

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WATCH: The Curse of La Llorona Trailer will give you shivers

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WATCH: The Curse of La Llorona Trailer will give you shivers

Warner Bros. Pictures has just recently released the official trailer for their new horror flick, The Curse of La Llorona. The film is based on a ‘weeping woman’, as one character calls her in the trailer, La Llorona, who haunts small children. And the trailer does succeed in giving you shivers on some moments. And for those who are thinking otherwise, this movie is not related to The Conjuring universe. Just because it’s distributed by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema and produced by James Wan.

But still, nothing official has been revealed regarding its association with James Wan’s The Conjuring series. It may or may not be connected. But its timeline and story setting are very similar to that of other Conjuring films, like Annabelle. The Curse of La Llorona is based in the year 1973, in Log Angeles.

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Who knows if later on, it’s revealed that this one is, in fact, another entry into the blockbuster franchise established by Wan, since 2013. There have been 5 movies in total so far in the horror series, with the last one being The Nun, which was released last month, in September, and became the biggest grossing film in Conjuring universe ever-despite not being very good at reviews. It was all purely due to the tag of being a part of that franchise.

Well, The Curse of La Llorona movie is directed by Michael Chaves and stars Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Tony Amendola, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick, and Raymond Cruz in crucial roles.

The film will be releasing next year, on April 19 2019.

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Captain Marvel now gets a new origin story in comics ahead of the big-screen debut!

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Captain Marvel now gets a new origin story in comics ahead of the big-screen debut!

The orthodox method of superhero movies adapting stories from their comics’ counterparts has now become a thing of the past. Because now, comics are adapting their stories-and even changing the existing ones-to cater to the storylines of films based on them. Another recent example of this is the Captain Marvel film under MCU, by Marvel Studios. Previously, Nick Fury’s look and story was also changed in the official comics after his big-screen appearances in MCU movies.

Marvel Comics has officially changed the origin story of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in the comics prior to the MCU flick’s theatrical debut next year.

If you don’t know anything about Captain Marvel’s origin, anyway, then you must make yourself a bit acquainted with original story.

Originally, going by the comics (since 40 years), Carol gains her powers from the Psyche-Magnitron device, that exploded and made Carol’s DNA fuse with that of Mar-Vell’s.

But in the latest fourth issue of the Life of Captain Marvel, it’s been totally altered by comic book writers Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, and Erica D’ Urso.

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The Life of Captain Marvel’s fourth issue reveals that Carol’s mother, Marie Danvers, is a member of the alien race, Kree. Which means that Carol is a Kree-human hybrid. And when the psyche-magnitron went off, it activated her abilities. But here, her DNA didn’t fuse with Mar-Vell’s, implying that she did not receive her superhuman powers from a man. They were there inside her all this long, being received from her mother, which got triggered after the explosion.

Marie herself explains in the new comic, that Carol’s powers are “not borrowed. Not a gift. Not an accident”. Further, the comic also reveals that Marie’s name is actually Mari-Ell and Carol’s name is in fact, Car-Ell.

So, this new change will be seen in the movie for sure.

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Captain Marvel has been teased by Marvel Studios’s head Kevin Feige, as the most powerful superhero in the MCU history so far. And it’s okay, in a logical sense, if some changes are done for making the story slightly much better. Because what’s the relevance of adapting a comic book into a movie if the same plot is shown on the big-screen too?

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Captain Marvel-the 21st entry into the MCU-will be releasing on March 8th 2019.

If you haven’t watched the official first teaser trailer for the movie yet, you can watch it below.

 

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WATCH: The Possession of Hannah Grace New Trailer of Sony Films for Horror Flick

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WATCH: Sony Releases Trailer for Horror Flick ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’

The trailer for the upcoming horror film, The Possession of Hannah Grace, has been released by Sony Pictures. The film stars actress Shay Mitchell in the lead, as a medical examiner in a morgue who gets to work on an overnight graveyard shift.

The trailer begins with an exorcism gone wrong, resulting in the death of a woman, on whom it was being performed. After a few months, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell), working the graveyard shift, gets a disfigured cadaver of that woman.

After being locked inside the basement, she experiences some paranormal stuff and starts figuring out that the dead body of the disfigured woman is possessed by a strong demonic spirit.

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Alongside Shay Mitchell, the rest of the cast includes Stana Katic as nurse Lisa Roberts, Grey Damon as Andrew Kurtz, and Louis Herthum as Grainger.

The film is directed by Diederik Van Rooijen, produced by Sean Robins and Todd Garner with Glenn S. Gainor as an executive producer, and distributed by Screen Gems, which is owned by Sony Pictures. This R-rated flick will be releasing next month on November 30th 2018.

This season is surely going to be of Halloween and horror flicks. Next week also, Universal Pictures’s Halloween sequel is arriving and it will surely be a terrific one. Hope the same goes for The Possession of Hannah Grace too, when it opens eventually.

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