(ESP-ENG) Venom, una historia de amor o de venganza? // Venom, a story of love or revenge?
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
We land on another movie of the great Marvel universe and we do it with the latest installment of Venom. Released this year I had not had the opportunity to see it until a couple of days ago and the truth is that I liked it but I think I generated too many expectations about it. I say this because despite knowing a little of the origin of these characters in the comics, the story is not at all similar and that in my opinion detracts a little.
What we do see in these films is the comedy that already seems to be a trademark of Marvel and of course, the incredible visual work behind these productions, in fact the design of "Carnage" is quite good and accurate. Let's not waste any more time then and let's talk a little bit about what is this new title brought to us by Marvel for all the fans.
This movie is the continuation of the life of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) but this time a life he shares with the symbiote Venom. The thing is that they have a quite dysfunctional day to day because they have different interests, Eddie just want to have a normal life but Venom is always hungry for brains of bad people so it is always impulsive and with a certain temper.
They are just like a married couple, there is no better metaphor for them. But this "novel" is interrupted by the appearance of a couple of somewhat psychopathic criminals, one of them is Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) and Frances Barrison or Shriek (Naomie Harris) that the only thing they are looking for is the greatest revenge. From this moment on, chaos begins to emerge because through an unfortunate encounter between certain protagonists, the enemy of this film: CARNAGE, makes an appearance.
Where do we start? - Let's see, clearly the story on which this movie is made is not the same as the original, it has its similarities but it is not the same which makes two things happen: that those of us who know a little more about the comics have "missed" the true nature of Carnage but, and we fall into the second, we are grateful that they have tried to personify as best as possible such an incredible character.
With this I do not mean that the film is bad, not at all, in fact I enjoyed it because it is easy to watch, the touch of romantic comedy in a film of this nature is something that always hits. Because that's what it is, in the end we are faced with a love story in which those involved seek revenge for not being able to be reciprocated but we also have the other side of the coin of Eddie's sentimental life with Anne (Michelle Williams). The truth is that I would think that it is made for all tastes.
As I already mentioned, there is not much to say about production and execution because Marvel always excels in those aspects. There is something that I did notice and appreciate and that is that they made Carnage much bigger and more powerful than Venom, they didn't give him the destructive form that he has but at least they compensated for it with a pretty acceptable design. Many will tell me that the movies don't have to look as much like the comics or books and it's true, but sometimes when an aspect of a character is so obvious and clear not seeing it on the big screen can be a little strange.
Tom Hardy is doing very well in the character, he is a very agile and funny actor when necessary, being Eddie and living with Venom is one of the best of the movie, there are scenes that honestly give genuine laughter. The villain in this case is Woody Harrelson is also acceptable, we are not used to seeing him play the role of the bad guy but I think that within how they put together the character was pretty good.
Anyway, films like Venom are very much appreciated these days because we are in a constant bombardment of superheroes. But is Venom one of them? - I think so, very much in its own style, but without a doubt it is. And that's what I like about this part of the Marvel universe, that we have a not so heroic hero that we will NEVER see wearing a cape or fighting without doing any kind of destruction.
Love or revenge? - I read somewhere that Venom was one of Marvel's greatest love stories and look, they may be right because at least all the elements that make up a story like this are present here. Aspects that don't bother me at all because they are things that in a plot of this style can become a bit novel. Revenge for love is also present so we can say that there is a little of everything.
I'm always going to recommend a Marvel movie since it's impossible for them to make a totally bad movie. I give this one a 7/10 because I liked everything I saw in it except for the real Carnage. It's a little over an hour and a half long and it goes by pretty fast. I leave you the trailer so you can see what it's about.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos leemos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
Hugs to all, see you next time!