Venom: One of the greatest Marvel movies of all time?

With its anti hero theme, Venom serves as a breath of fresh air in the Marvel cinematic universe.

The official movie poster for Venom, which released on October 5th, 2018

The official movie poster for Venom, which released on October 5th, 2018

Buddy Murphy

The new Marvel movie “Venom” has received its more than fair share of flak from the critics. With scores all under 35 percent from critics, many thought that this would be another mediocre superhero movie. But, with approval scores as high as 88 percent from audiences, Venom has become October’s highest grossing opening weekend movie in the United States to date with a total of $80 million in its opening weekend.

Ok. Venom broke a bunch of records. But how was the movie? The creepy crawly Symbiote “Venom,” not only plays the role of anti hero butt kicker, but he becomes Eddie Brock’s best friend and best wing man. Imagine the best friend you never had. The kind of friend that knows EXACTLY everything you’re thinking. A friend that talks you up. A friend that gives you the ability to scale thirty story buildings. Who doesn’t want that friend?

The balance between butt kicking and personal interactions with Venom and his experience with Earth tie the movie together with elements of action, romance, suspense and it’s all perfectly lined with the perfect amount of well thought out comedy.

Although it does stray away from the comic book series, which many people and critics are angry about, Venom provides a new and refreshing take on most superhero movies. The few weak spots in the movie are minor enough so they don’t take away from the movie, leaving Venom as one of the best Marvel movies to date.