Ooh, Venom looks scary. Awesome.
Ooh, Venom looks scary. Awesome.
Spider-Man is arguably Marvel’s most prominent and recognized character in the comic world. Before I ever knew about Batman or Superman or Wonder Woman, etc, I knew who Spider Man was through this cartoon I used to watch all of the time as a child. It used to be one of my favorite pastimes as I watched Peter Parker fighting bad guys like the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus (he’s my favorite Spider-Man villain) and saving his girlfriend, Mary Jane, from the vile clutches of the villains. Since then, however, I haven’t really been a huge Spider-Man fan simply because the movies weren’t that great. I wasn’t old enough to watch the first major Spider-Man movies starring Toby Macguire. I saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield at a movie theaters. Didn’t like it. It took until 2016’s Captain America: Civil War to make me a Spider-Man fan again as Tom Holland’s perfect rendition of the character was brought to life. Since then I have become super interested in the teenage superhero again and now, with Sony providing us a look at another Spider-Man phenom who goes by the name of Miles Morales, I was super interested in seeing the trailer for this new movie. Here it is.
First off, I LOVE this animation. When I heard Sony was making another Spider-Man movie I didn’t know whether to be excited or confused. Wasn’t there already a story involving Spider-Man being told through the MCU? After seeing this trailer I am now beyond intrigued about this film for several reasons. One, like I said before, is because of the animation. When I think of an animated film I usually imagine something on par with Pixar’s design of animated movies or something a little more cartoony like Scooby-Doo but the animation for this film is 100% rad. It feels like the movie is catering to adults and children at the same time, for the animation feels like something I could see on Adult Swim, and yet the content of the film is of course very family friendly.
When I went to watch Black Panther I saw the Venom teaser for the first time and I was totally into it. I don’t know exactly anything about Venom except that he’s the scary version of Spider-Man (I think) so this movie interests me because maybe I’ll finally be able to understand what Venom is. Yesterday the official trailer for the film dropped and I’m experiencing a range of emotions for it. Check it out.
Okay, first of all, Venom is scary, let’s just get that out-of-the-way. I mean, look at all of those nasty looking teeth. *shudder* I definitely wouldn’t want to be the one in the grip of that monster-symbiote thingy. Secondly, I’m just kind of all over the place with this trailer. On one side I’m excited and then on the other I’m kind of disappointed.
The teaser was perfect and offered enough tantalizing imagery that got me legitimately excited for the film but this trailer has taken that excitement, balled it up, thrown it out of a window, and then retrieved it at the very end of the trailer when we finally got to see Venom in all of his Venomness. That’s upsetting because the teaser was so great and this trailer is just kind of…okay. Another thing that kind of bothered me about this trailer was Tom Hardy.
Tom Hardy is an exceptional actor. In fact, he’s one of my favorite actors because of all of the diverse characters he has played and how well he has played them but this is the first role that I feel doesn’t fit him very well. I mean, I just can’t take him seriously. I think the problem is this movie isn’t good enough looking to have such an incredible actor attached to it.
I don’t know. I like the film for it’s scary alien stuff and I like that this trailer is still not really showing anything except the main villain in Riz Ahmed’s character and a quick glimpse of Venom in full form but there’s something about this movie that just is and isn’t sitting right with me. I’m sure I’ll see the full trailer when I go to watch Avengers: Infinity War this week and so that should fully determine my feelings on the trailer but as it stands this movie has not hit my excitement button.
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