Image for post
Image for post

The new Venom movie has been a long time coming. Following Venom’s first appearance in the Spider Man 3 movie in 2007, Sony strived for ten more years to produce the October release. The contemporary version began development in March 2017 with the intention of merging the franchise with Spider-Man Homecoming released in 2017.

Venom was originally spawned as a nemesis of Spider-Man. Following the suggestion of an avid reader Randy Schueller, Jim Shooter bought the idea in 1982. The original plan was to feature Spider-Man with a black and white costume. The artist John Byrne further evolved the concept by transforming the suit into a self-healing biological creature for Iron Fist. Then writer Roger Stern asked to transfer the suit to Spider-Man. The character Venom matured with the supervision of the artists Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz when they established that the costume was a sentient being in itself.

Returning to San Francisco in the near future, we meet Eddie Brock. He is an investigative reporter assigned to interview Carlton Drake, a Musk-ish founder of the Life Foundation. The Foundation is a revolutionary pharmaceutical developer of questionable integrity and its most recent discovery just crashed in Malaysia. Brock snatches evidence of Drake’s fraud and,

SPOILERS

Brock is fired in disgrace from his job. His girlfriend Anna Weying is dismissed too because she involuntarily aided Brock’s investigation and she breaks off their engagement. Meanwhile the surviving life forms from the crash are on the loose, except for the monster captured by Drake.

The lesson here should be evident, stick to your guns!

Brock took responsibility for his actions. Drake is also ruthlessly devoted to his endeavors at any cost. Success is like gamblings. Wins and losses are decided on a toss.

We encounter our stars later on. Brock is still an unemployed loser. Carlton Drake is ruthlessly making inroads in his efforts to unlock the power of the symbiotes. His methods trouble Dora Skirth and she reaches out to Brock. Dora later on helps him penetrate the facility and that doesn’t end well for either of them. Dora is captured.

And that takes us to our next lesson of personal responsibility.

Dora is compelled to respond for her actions in supporting Drake, and she pays a terrible price. Meanwhile Brock experiences a side splitting mating with Venom. His subsequent actions really make you question if he can be held accountable for anything.

Meanwhile Drake is onto Brock. His agents uncover that Brock is infected with Venom and they hunt him down. Brock brokers a deal with Venom and finds that infections can have their benefits when the police come for you. However this revelation is short-lived when medicine damages Venom in a way bullets can’t.

Plot Twist

Riot teams up with Drake and they conspire to return the remaining symbiotes.

Meanwhile Venom is back in action having bonded with Weying. Anna meets Brock again and they lineup to combat Drake. You know how it ends.

Venom Endgame

The last lesson of Venom is that the ends justifies the means.

Drake and Riot pursue all actions to achieve their goals. Brock and Venom follow with their own actions to obstruct it. Many would find the measures distasteful.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store