The pre-screening reviews of the Sony-Marvel’s latest comic book adaptation 'Venom', which is set for an initial release on October 4 in Portugal, have already started rolling out on the internet and the critics seem to have a divided opinion on the same. While a lot of initial reviews have praised the screenplay of the actors, there were some who ridiculed the storyline of the film. Rotten Tomatoes with the initial 24 reviews have rated the film 29% with an average rating of 4.4 out of 10.
The much-anticipated sci-fi action flick stars Tom Hardy as the antagonist. It narrates the story of a reporter, Eddie Brock, who eventually develops superpowers after being invaded by an alien species. However, fans who were early waiting for the sci-fi action flick doesn't seem to be disheartened by the initial judgments.
Here's how they reacted to the initial reviews of the film:
The film helmed by Ruben Fleischer also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott in lead roles. The animated character 'Venom' was created in 1988 by Marvel Comics and it appeared for the first time on the silver screen in 2007 in the Tobey Maguire starrer 'Spider-Man 3', where he was first portrayed by Topher Grace.
Initially, the character was planned to be portrayed as a minor character, that did not explore his alter-ego Venom, but later producer Avi Arad felt that the 'Spider-Man 3' villain should get a bigger space to play and thus venom got the opportunity to flourish as a multi-dimensional character. In fact, as per reports, Arad had revealed his plans for a spinoff film focused on Venom in July 2007.
The movie will mark the first collaboration between two cinematic giants Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, along with Columbia Pictures and Pascal Pictures, who will produce the film. Sony Pictures India will release the film in India. 'Venom' is all set for a grand worldwide premiere on October 5.
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