Venom (4DX)

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Venom
The Marvel universe expands yet again and heads into horror territory as we meet Venom, a lethal protector. Plot details are scant at the moment, but we follow Eddie Brock who acquires the powers of a symbiote, and has to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life. This film is releasing in 2D, 3D, 3D IMAX and 4DX. This is the 4DX version.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed, Ron Cephas Jones, Michelle Lee
Director
Ruben Fleischer
ScreenplayScott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall, based on the Marvel comics by Todd McFarlane, David Michelinie
MusicLudwig Göransson
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byColumbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction horror thriller.
LanguageThe film contains fairly frequent moderate impact instances of crude language within the context of swearing, insults and derogatory contexts, and to express emotions like frustration, exasperation and shock.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThere are frequent scenes of violence, intertwined with horror and having a strong cumulative impact, accentuated by cinematic format and cinematographic techniques. Characters perform and suffer acts resulting in physical and psychological harm.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror. The action horror science fiction film “Venom” explores themes of supernatural powers, rivalry, unethical scientific experimentation, imminent alien invasion, threats to humanity, survival, investigations, relationships, contamination, possession and infection by alien organisms, and intrapersonal conflict between good and bad aspects within oneself. Themes dealing with scientific experimentation, unethical practices, and infection and possession by alien organisms presented in a science fiction context, are complex and mature and may be confusing to cognitively immature viewers. Themes revolving around alien infections which present as possessions, threats by the ruthless Drake to all of humanity, and uncontrolled possessions by aggressive murderous aliens, are laced with dark, emotional undertones and a sustained sense of psychological threat and menace, as illustrated by Eddies distress revealed in his confession to Annie that he is frightened and does not understand what is happening to him. The sense of threat and menace is accentuated by cinematic format (including the dark cinema and enhanced audio-visual effects) in combination with cinematographic techniques such as low frequency sound, dark lighting, dramatic music and sudden loud noises. Themes and the presentation are therefore likely to be confusing, disturbing, distressing, upsetting and potentially psychologically harmful to cognitively and emotionally immature children under 16 years, who may even suffer from after-effects like nightmares. The sustained violence in the presentation of themes may also result in moral harm through desensitisation to violence and the potential effects thereof to morally immature viewers under 16 years who are highly susceptible to influences by the media, especially by sympathetic characters like Eddie (as enabled by Venom to resort to violent acts to achieve their goals). Children under 16 years may not yet have the cognitive ability to comprehend and take into account comedic elements (in the form of dark, sardonic humour), and the unrealistic scenario involving alien infestation and possession while assimilating messages conveyed by the film.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote iconNothing good in this archvillain film.
5
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconIt’s not simply bad in the way that this century’s worst superhero films have been; it’s bad in the sense that it’s hard to believe that it was ever made in the first place.
2
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconAs it stands, it has its moments, but without enough goofy venom to inject into viewers’ funny bones, only time will tell whether this offering will be poisonous to comic book movie fans and thus make them sick enough not to come back for more.
8
Metacritic.com
46 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
249 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconVenom’s first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways - chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man.
6
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconViolent, uninspired comic-book tale misses the mark.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
775 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
28033 users
18
IMDB
84086 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 45%

9

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