Sensational Symbiotes

Despite trailer watchers’ initial misgivings about the film, the Venom movie starring Tom Hardy as Symbiote host Eddie Brock has been met with a warm box office welcome. The character of Venom is undeniably likable, and its popularity has only grown since first appearing in Marvel comics in 1988. Scholarly Web-Heads know full-well the history…

REVIEW: Venom (2018)

Sony’s first step into its own parallel license superhero universe has been controversial ever since it was announced in 2017. Venom, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Ruben Fleischer, is a stand-alone film separated from the world of Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man, comparable production-wise to what happened with Punisher: War Zone, which was a (relatively) low-budget movie…