Although intended as escapist fun, there’s nothing “fun” about sitting through this 100-minute exercise in robotic butchery.
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Yann Demange
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Brian Tyree Henry, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.
While there are a few moments in the movie that can be said to be Moore at his best, the production as a whole may be Moore at his worst.
To the extent that "Venom" works, it’s as a comedy not an action/adventure superhero film.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-10-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Director: Ol Parker
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine, Andy Garcia, Cher, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Lily James, Meryl Streep
The first movie does a better job of everything this one does rendering the second installment redundant – painless but purposeless.
Although the humor is variable, the romance is consistent and that allows the film to go down smoothly even if it takes an inordinately long time to do so.
The transgressive element is edgy and at times amusing, but it wears thin quickly.
Despite having two inherently likable actors, the characters are so disagreeable that it’s difficult to become sympathetic toward their whirlwind affair.
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.