He’s Brock and Better Than Ever
After the disastrous “Spider-Man 3”, Tom Hardy and Ruben Fleischer finally brought Eddie Brock to the big screen in a way that was satisfying for all and now the Marvel anti-hero that turned heads and demolished frozen tater tots has finally landed on DVD! If you haven’t seen the film yet, go grab yourself a copy and follow along as we count down the Top 5 Best Moments from “Venom”! For this list, we’ll be looking at some of the most memorable, entertaining and intense moments from Sony’s 2018 film, “Venom”. Spoilers are most definitely ahead, so consider this your final warning.
5: Venom Goes to Lunch!
Waking up after having knocked himself out with a little help from his venomous reflection, Eddie tracks down Anne. Unfortunately, his condition has only gotten worse. As he storms her table, Anne asks him if he’s drunk, but we think she’s being kind; he’s a sweaty mess and looks like he’s been hitting something much harder than alcohol. Hardy tears through the scene like a maniac and it is a delight to behold. Climbing into the lobster tank and chomping on one of its live inhabitants, he manages to ruin the appetites of an entire restaurant.
4: The Carnage Reveal
Mid and post-credit scenes have basically become mandatory for superhero films. Some are just good fun, while others tease major story elements for a potential sequel. Venom’s post-credit reveal fits squarely into the latter category, and considering how well the film did at the box office, it’s safe to say that this franchise will have the opportunity to deliver on the promise of this scene. Returning to journalism, Brock scores the interview of a lifetime with notorious serial killer Cletus Kasady. As comic fans will know, he’s the man who becomes Carnage. Played by the talented Woody Harrelson, who’s got no trouble playing psychotic killers, Kasady is the promise of big things in the sequel. Carnage VS Venom? We’ve already got you covered here:
#3: Venom vs the SWAT Team
After bonding with the symbiote, Brock struggles to rein in the extraterrestrial’s darker impulses – namely its desire to kill… and bite off people’s heads. Though Venom may take a little too much joy in his work, there’s no denying that he makes for a valuable ally when backed into a corner. Pinned down by a SWAT team, Eddie unleashes Venom on the condition that the symbiote keeps it non-lethal. This is the first time that we really get to see what Venom can do and boy is he ever good at mowing down his enemies. He might not kill, but he sure does maim and brutalize as he cuts through the smoke to decimate the SWAT team.
#2: The Motorcycle Chase
In the lead-up to Venom revealing his full form, Brock is chased by some goons through San Francisco. The city’s distinct topography of rolling makes for a uniquely challenging getaway, jam-packed with thrilling moments. Of course, what really makes this chase unlike any other you’ve seen before is the role played by the symbiote. Venom’s tendrils help him stay on the bike in situations that would cause even the most skilled rider to bail, while also protecting him from various hazards and projectiles. Of course, the symbiote-assisted jump is the crowning jewel of this high-octane, creative sequence.
#1: Freaking Out and Fighting Henchmen
After a phone call with Anne that got interrupted by the symbiote, and discovering its weakness for loud noises, Brock is already pretty on edge when Drake’s goons show up. What follows is a fantastic sequence, that combines expertly executed CGI with a phenomenal performance by Tom Hardy. It’s one of the best arguments between Venom and Brock in the entire film, but it’s also further elevated by Hardy’s masterful physical acting. He really manages to convey that his body is not entirely his own. We suspect that the fight choreographer had as much fun designing this scene as we did watching it!
What was your favourite moment from “Venom”? If you didn’t see it on this list make sure you check out the full video below where we cover 5 more awesome scenes from the film as well as some bonus honourable mentions!
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