Venom is undoubtedly funny, and whether that was the intention of the creators or not, it manages to work more as a comedy than anything else. I personally like to think they set out to create the next best comic book movie, and just fell into something like this.
The dynamic between Venom and Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock is top notch. They play off each other in hilarious ways. The story is kinda crazy, but it manages to work in a bonkers and off the wall superhero comedy. Riz Ahmed was fit so well, but honestly not fitting all that well. Within the dynamic of the film, his character shouldn’t have worked, but it sort of did.
Venom took themselves seriously, which is why I think this film worked much better than its successor. It set out to make a dark superhero film, and fell into something completely different. There were no weird rave moments, but just two people who didn’t like each other attempting to live with one another. The dynamics worked, and the fight scenes were truthfully really cool.
I’m not saying Venom is a great film, I’m not even going to go as far as saying Venom is a good film, but it’s an enjoyable one. It might be too much at times, but it is one of those films that is so out there, it almost works in a “so bad it’s good” way. At least, it does for me.