Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, Scott Haze, Marcella Bragio, Reid Scott
Superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, directed by Ruben Fleischer. The story centers on Eddie Brock/Venom (Tom Hardy), who is the host of an alien symbiote that gives him incredible powers.REVIEWS
Eddie Brock: [voice over] Everyone’s got their thing. Maybe it’s a breakup, a death, an accident. Whatever it is, you used to be one thing, and now you’re something else. We all have our own problems, our own issues, our own… demons.
Eddie Brock: [voice over] I’m Eddie Brock. I’m a reporter and I always seem to find myself questioning something the government may not be looking at. But I found something really bad and I have been…taken.
Dr. Carlton Drake: Thank you for bringing us collectively to this moment. It is a moment that so many have dreamed of claiming. History starts today.
Eddie Brock: The guy you work for is an evil person.
Anne Weying: I don’t work for him. My firm works for him. Are you going to behave yourself tomorrow?
Eddie Brock: I told you I’m going to do my job.
Anne Weying: Are you going to behave yourself tonight?
Eddie Brock: No, I’m going to do my job, that’s what I’m going to do. I can’t, you know, and not do my job.
Anne Weying: But we don’t want a repeat.
Eddie Brock: A repeat?
Anne Weying: Off the Daily Globe incident.
Eddie Brock: Ow. Really?
Anne Weying: Eddie, you were run out of New York. I don’t want you ran out San Francisco.
Eddie Brock: I did not. No, I still have currency in New York. I was going places, I wasn’t running, I was going places. I moved to San Francisco because of you. You are my home.
Anne Weying: You’re not so bad yourself, champ.
Eddie Brock: I’m a reporter. I follow people that do not want to be followed.
Eddie Brock: What about the allegations that you recruit the most vulnerable for tests that end up killing people?
[Drake ends the interview]
Security Guard: It’s time to go.
Dr. Carlton Drake: You’re finished, Mr. Brock.
Eddie Brock: Is that a threat?
Dr. Carlton Drake: Look around at the world, who do you see? A planet on the brink of collapse. Human beings are disposable. But man and symbiote combined, this is the new race, a new species, a higher lifeform.
Eddie Brock: We had to learn how to hide in plain sight. I’m pretty good at it. But you, you suck, whoever you are.
Scientist: I work at the Life Foundation, and I need your help.
Scientist: [to Eddie] We found something. We call them symbiotes. Carlton Drake believes that the union between human and symbiote is the key to our evolution.
Eddie Brock: I’m feeling really sick. I’m hearing a voice.
Eddie Brock: You’re not real. You are just in my head.
Drake’s Thug: Hey, Eddie.
Venom: Who the hell is this guy?
Drake’s Thug: I’m going to need Mr. Drake’s property back.
[the thugs point their weapons at Eddie]
Eddie Brock: Oh.
[Eddie puts his hands up]
Venom: What are you doing?
Eddie Brock: I’m putting my hands up.
Drake’s Thug: Take him down.
[the thugs start tasing Eddie and Venom takes them all down]
[after they’ve beat Drake’s thugs]
Venom: Outstanding! Now, let’s bite off all their heads and pile them up in the corner.
Eddie Brock: Why would we do that?
[talking to Venom]
Eddie Brock: If you’re going to stay, you will only hurt bad people.
Venom: The way I see it, we can do whatever we want. Do we have a deal?
Eddie Brock: We cannot just hurt people.
Venom: Look into my eyes, Eddie. The way I see it, we can do whatever we want. Do we have a deal?
Dr. Carlton Drake: Are you willing to sacrifice the one thing you hold most dear? You should be extremely afraid.
Venom: Eyes. Lungs. Pancreas. So many snacks, so little time.
Eddie Brock: That power, it’s not completely awful.
Anne Weying: [to Eddie] You have no idea how much you’re scaring me right now.
Venom: Eddie, cooperate, and you just might survive.
[to the SWAT team surrounding him]
Eddie Brock: Guys, you do not want to do this, trust me.
Dr. Carlton Drake: Giant leaps will always come at a cost.
Venom: We will eat both your arms, and then both of your legs, and we will eat your face right off your head. You will be this armless, legless, faceless thing rolling down the street like a turd in the wind.
Man: What the hell are you?
[we see Venom reveal half of Eddie’s face]
Venom: We are Venom.
[Venom eats the man; the lady behind the store counter looks horrified]
Eddie Brock: Oh, uh, I have a parasite in me. Yeah. Good night, Mrs. Chen.
[Eddie walks out of the store]
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