Targeted at prepubescent girls, the holiday-themed fantasy adventure drowns in CGI, underdeveloped characters, and a plot utterly devoid of energy and excitement.
To the extent that "Venom" works, it’s as a comedy not an action/adventure superhero film.
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.
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
Unfortunately, a worthy message doesn’t necessarily equate to a good movie and, in this case, the inequality is evident.
Although intended as escapist fun, there’s nothing “fun” about sitting through this 100-minute exercise in robotic butchery.
A tonal mess and its inconsistencies make it a frustrating viewing experience.
This is what ‘80s comedies were and all of them, "Better Off Dead" included, are more valuable today as time capsules than as artistic endeavors.
It’s supposed to be a screwball comedy but someone forgot to include the laughs.