Venom has been ripped to shreds by movie reviews and rotten tomatoes and pretty much everyone who saw it but not I. Before I go forward I should say, this movie is weird and extremely dumb but that’s the charm. That’s what makes it the best.
Sony gave Spider-Man back to Marvel and decided to make their own cinematic universe with just the Spider-Man villains. Originally, I thought that was a really bad idea. I still think that. But if they are going to continue to sign on great actors and put them in Hanna-Barbera style Quick Draw McGraw hijinks, then I’m all in on this project.
Here are 7 reasons why Venom is the best movie ever:
1. Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams
I’m a firm believer that Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams should be in every single movie. Michelle Williams is a Top 5 actress in the game so when I saw she agreed to be in this film, I knew I’d love it. She can hit every emotional beat and when she speaks, it’s like you are in the scene with her.
Tom Hardy is a lunatic and I’m not even sure he knew the cameras were on. This was basically a documentary about his life and then they CGI’d in a gigantic black alien after the fact. Every movie that has Tom Hardy running around loose is a great movie. I’m still not 100% certain what his role was in Inception but at one point in a dream, he manifests a bazooka out of nowhere. That scene defines all that is Thomas Hardy.