Because Thanos Demands Your Silence, this review will not contain any spoilers pertaining to Avengers: Infinity War. Let me start, though; by saying it is the single greatest Marvel movie of all time and I don’t know how anything will ever be as good. If you’re concerned with the movie being lengthy at two and a half hours, just realize you’ll leave the theater wanting more and quite possibly questioning your life.
About two months ago, Sony released their first look at their last-ditched effort at Marvel movies. The trailer for their Venom movie was…lackluster at best. I myself wasn’t even impressed and considering Tom Hardy is starring in it, I wanted to be more excited than I was. Sony’s take on the well-known anti-hero is running in association with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although Tom Holland will not be appearing as Spider-Man, which seems strange to a lot of fans.
We’re only a few weeks away from the premiere of Marvel’s largest mashup yet, Avengers: Infinity War. After ten years and eighteen films, we’ve finally come to the point where this has all been heading towards. It’s sometimes funny to think back to the first Avengers movie. We had a glimpse of Thanos and knew he would be a formidable force to reckon with. Did we ever think it would take this long? Did we ever think there would be so many characters that we would come to love in the years in between? Every film, from Antman, to Age of Ultron, to Black Panther, everything we’ve seen has been leading up to one epic movie. I know, I’m rambling. But, don’t we all feel like this is more than just a movie and these characters are more than just fictional?
Marvel has been releasing a lot of trailers recently. Jessica Jones S2, Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Black Panther. All badass. The latest teaser to be released today was Sony’s Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy. Taking place, supposedly; within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve looked forward to seeing how the studio would pull off a film about the well-known symbiote. This morning we got our first look and it was…meh.
Having an MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) version of Spider-Man is great, but did we really need Sony to produce a film centering around the sometimes villain/sometimes anti-hero? Who cares! It features Tom Hardy himself as Eddie Brock and in the end, isn’t that enough to reel in fans? It’s enough to make us stop asking how does this movie in anyway associate itself with the MCU and Tom Holland’s Spidey?
In all seriousness though, with a new age of superhero films, we need a movie centered around someone unexpected. There have been a handful of Batman and Superman remakes. Spider-Man himself has had three live versions. It’s time for someone unexpected to make a splash. And considering Venom’s last big screen debut was in Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man 3, he needed some sprucing up.