Despite the fact that Sony's Venom was a massive success at the box office, the film did not fare to well with critics. Venom co-creator Todd McFarlane believes he knows exactly why that is.
In an interview with Yahoo!, McFarlane explained that the reason behind the film's negative reviews comes down to older film critics simply not being able to keep up with or appreciate the film because of their age.
"It was a big roller coaster ride. Visually, everything was coming at you," the comic artist said. "I think at times... the critics get it wrong in that they forget their age. They come in, and they're 42 years old, and they come in with their attitude and they're going, 'Stop it.' What if you were 16, 15, and you were watching this movie? You would love it... Of course you would love it."
"This thing delivered everything it was supposed to. It was gnarly, it was nasty, it has a big cool Venom, which was what I was looking for," he continued. "[That] was my bias - I just wanted to see the visualness of Venom that I had created 30 years prior.”
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom Stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, Sope Aluko, Scott Deckert, Marcella Bragio, and Michelle Lee. The film is currently available on digital HD and Blu-ray.