Director: Ruben Fleischer
One of the things that makes Venom so refreshing is its old-school feel. The characters are not preachy, obnoxious, or offensive, and you never get the sense that the director is trying to push any kind of agenda on you. It’s just a good fable, engagingly told. This is an unadulterated throw-back to the great pulp comic book films of the old days (and I mean very old days), in which an Average Joe gets randomly chosen to be the bearer of special gifts. I went into this movie not knowing anything at all about it; sometimes I just like to wander into a theater and see what happens.