Venom reviews are starting to swing in fast and furious and its been a mixed bag with the majority of review proclaiming it to be the worst superhero film since Warner Bros Halle Berry Catwoman film. OUCH!
However, it appears that not all those negative reviews might be on the up and up. Venom might be able to fight off rival symbiotes, but how will he fare against…the little monsters, aka the fans of Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga’s big screen debut, A Star Is Born, debuts in theaters this weekend. It will be going head to head with Tom Hardy’s Venom. Per BuzzFeed, now that the embargo for critics to share their thoughts on the Marvel movie has finally broken, some fans have noticed a flurry of negative Venom reviews popping up on Twitter, suspiciously parroting the same nay-saying talking points. One tweet that appeared to be copied and pasted by several accounts read: “i am the biggest marvel fan but I just watched #Venom and I don’t know what to say. Easily the worst movie this year. I expected so much better and now I’m just disappointed.” Bots were afoot, it seemed. When BuzzFeed reached out to one of the accounts (the owner only identified themselves as @LGMonster95), the user claimed Gaga fans were purposely creating throwaway accounts, in an attempt to create bad word of mouth for Venom. “It’s US Gaga fans creating fake ids to trash the Venom premiere,” the user said. “They both are getting released on the same day, so we want more audience for A Star Is Born.”
So, what are critics actually saying about Venom? Well, most of those who have spoken so far agree that the film is not particularly good, but it is interesting—so long as viewers don’t take it too seriously. Hardy himself earned a fair bit of praise, as did the post-credits scene.
Meanwhile, A Star Is Born, is already being considered an Oscar contender. Gaga is already being praised for a fantastic big-screen debut.
Vanity Fair critic Richard Lawson wrote that A Star Is Born “achieves a triumphant, romantic ache that is often just what we want to experience at the movies.” It doesn’t suck, folks!
Guess the moviegoers will decide this weekend at the box office which movie is better.