The first reviews of Venom are in and it has been downhill for one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
The movie, which is opening this Friday in India, has all reviewers agreeing that the movie has been pretty much a failure.
The anti-hero franchise deals with the story of Eddie Brock played by Tom Hardy, who is a journalist who accidentally merges with an alien slime turning him into Venom with dark superpowers in a Spider-Man spin-off by Sony Entertainment.
But even with a stellar cast of Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate and Riz Ahmed, the movie tanked at the box office.
The reviewers have been savage in their reviews as Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers called the film a “puddle of simplistic, sanitized PG-13 drivel,” and noted that “it’s hell watching the mega-talented Hardy struggle with a mumbly American accent and a script that chokes the vibrant life out him.”
In another particularly rough review, Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian said that the film was a “clumsy, monolithic and fantastically boring superhero movie-slash-entertainment-franchise-iteration,” called Williams’ character “outrageously boring and submissive” and said that director Ruben Fleischer is “uninspired.”