The Moral Majority takes a look at Venom this week from a Christian viewpoint. Is the movie appropriate for the youngsters and what can we expect going into it? Movieguide breaks it all down and grades films based on their content and possible messages they are trying to convey. Check out what they think after the jump.
In Venom, Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom -- leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.
VENOM turns the alien supervillain of 2007’s SPIDER-MAN 3 into an edgy, scary superhero. VENOM has some spectacular action sequences and some sweet humor when Venom meets Eddie’s romantic interest. However, the movie takes too long to introduce Venom, and the acting could be better. VENOM has a strong moral, redemptive worldview with a symbolic death, resurrection and baptism. The human villain is a godless radical environmentalist. These positive elements are spoiled by gratuitous foul language and mostly implied gruesome violence. Extreme caution is advised.
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