Movie Review Flashback: Is ‘Venom’ Worth Watching?

*Tssk, tssk, tssk* Venom. The movie that has broken records and is now holding the top spot as the highest grossing origin story superhero movie of all time, thanks to its raving success overseas. When I saw the teaser I was so excited to see this film. Then it oozed into theaters and disparaging reviews of the movie started pouring into the internet about the film. It dissuaded me from wanting to spend my valuable dollars for a film that wasn’t going to be that great and so I patiently waited for it to come out digitally.

So, last night, I saw that it was available for rental and so I decided to check it out. I was curious about finding out whether the movie was truly worthy of its rotten 29% score on Rotten Tomatoes or if it was deserving of becoming the highest grossing superhero origin story movie of all time. It warranted neither of these things. It wasn’t bad enough to only be 29% on Rotten Tomatoes but it wasn’t good enough to make so much money at the box office either.

So, the question remains; Was Venom worth watching? Yes…and no. This is why.

(This is a spoiler-free review.)

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‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?

Movie finales. It’s a hard type of film to make because there are so many expectations for a wonderful conclusion to a good story. I’ve seen plenty of movie finales. Return of the Jedi was the last movie of the Original Star Wars trilogy and while it was entertaining it was nowhere near as good as its two predecessors. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a worthy ending to the 8-part Harry Potter series but it wasn’t the best segment of the story and, is it just me, or was the final duel between Harry Potter and Voldemort kind of lackluster?

Revenge of the Sith was the final film of the Prequel Star Wars trilogy and while it was clearly better than its previous two movies the first two films weren’t that great to begin with. And The Dark Knight Rises was a decent superhero movie but compared to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight it clearly was the lamest of the three films. Even the final Godfather movie (which I haven’t seen) supposedly didn’t live up to the standards of its two predecessors. That leads me to the topic of this post. Continue reading ‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?