Critics hated "Venom," the standalone superhero movie about Spider-Man's greatest nemesis, starring Tom Hardy as a newspaper reporter who becomes attached to an alien symbiote and eats living lobsters. But audiences have flocked to the film in droves, making it an enormous box office success.
Witney Seibold, film critic though he is, finds himself in the interesting position of defending "Venom" for many of the same reasons why other critics deride it. In his latest editorial at IGN, he praises the film's modest scale, oddball humor and 1990s nostalgia value.
Read: Witney Seibold's "In Defense of Venom"
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