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10 Hot Questions You Would Have After Watching Venom

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Venom hit theaters this week and it’s fair to say it’s got folks talking.

Critics reacted savagely to the movie, with some calling it one of the worst superhero films in years. Audiences have responded much more positively, however, though some have still lamented the changes it makes to the iconic Spider-Man villain.

Whatever your opinion on Venom, you have to concede that it does leave us with a lot of questions by the time the credits roll. With a relatively lean runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes, the movie doesn’t get the chance to fully explore character motivations, the mythology it establishes or build up its world as much as we might like. As such, it’s left to fans to try to fill in the gaps and make sense of the things that don’t make sense in the movie itself.

On that note, here are 8 burning questions that we’re asking after watching Venom. If you have answers to these queries or you have any additional questions yourself, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section down below.

So Did The Life Foundation Find The Symbiotes Or Did They Come To Earth Willingly?

Venom kicks off with The Life Foundation’s spaceship crashing in Malaysia with the symbiotes captured onboard. Dora Skirth later explains to Brock that the ship came across the symbiotes on an asteroid and Drake decided to bring them back to study them. Towards the end of the film, though, it’s revealed that Riot plans to bring the rest of the symbiotes to Earth to conquer it. So, which is the correct turn of events?

Presumably, the symbiotes that the Foundation found let themselves be captured by Drake’s goons so that they could be taken to Earth, giving them a fresh new supply of hosts to feed on. Drake, however, didn’t know he was being played until he was possessed by Riot himself. At which point he apparently decided to go along with their plan to wipe out humanity for some reason. We’re not really clear on that part.

The flaw in this explanation, however, is that it doesn’t explain how Drake’s already an expert on symbiotes before they’ve even landed on Earth. Perhaps his astronauts gave him some data on the creatures that helped him understand what they were? Otherwise, it’s vaguely possible he had prior contact with the symbiotes – though that seems pretty unlikely.

 

What Was The Daily Globe Incident That Led Brock To San Francisco?

When we first meet Eddie Brock, he’s already washed up once. Though he used to host The Eddie Brock Report, a hard-hitting news show, he doesn’t do this any longer for unknown reasons and has wound up as a reporter for a network in San Francisco, being offered assignments that eat into his credibility.

So, what happened to Eddie’s flourishing career? While he’s on a date with Anne, she casually mentions the “Daily Globe incident” that caused Brock to move to San Fran. And those who know their Venom history might know what this is referencing.

In the comics, Eddie conducted an interview with the Sin Eater serial killer for The Daily Globe, a rival paper to The Daily Bugle. When Spidey captured the real Sin Eater though, Brock’s subject was revealed to be a fraud and he became a laughing stock. He lost his career, too, which started him on the downward spiral that resulted in him becoming Venom.

Why Is Venom A Loser Among His Own Kind?

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Venom might like to munch on the odd human head now and again but, when push comes to shove, the symbiote ultimately decides to save humanity when Riot plans to bring a legion of his kind back to Earth to wipe out the human race. The change of heart isn’t delved into too much, but Venom does open up to Eddie enough to admit that it’s seen as “kind of a loser” among the symbiotes, just as Eddie is among his peers.

We don’t get an explanation for why Venom isn’t allowed to play reindeer games with the other symbiotes, but the suggestion is that its more heroic nature is what makes it an outcast. This is sort of true, as it appears that this revelation is drawn from the comics. In Planet of the Symbiotes – one of the two storylines that influenced the movie – Venom is imprisoned by its own people when it suggests they should protect and bond with their hosts for life instead of living off them like parasites.

It’s possible this is something that will be explored further in the sequel. Despite the appearance of numerous symbiotes, Venom doesn’t offer a great deal of explanation about their origins or motivations – nor does it even give them their proper name from the comics, the Klyntar.

 

How Does The Symbiote Survive?

Having decided to go all out on the hero front, Venom apparently disintegrates in the explosion caused by the destroyed rocket and it was earlier explained that fire’s fatal to symbiotes. However, it’s soon revealed that it actually managed to survive when we hear its voice speaking to Eddie while he’s chatting to Anne on her doorstep some time later.

So, how exactly did Venom survive? I mean, we even heard it saying a heartfelt goodbye to Eddie before it burned up. Well, though the film doesn’t offer an explanation for this, the comics do, so it’s not too hard to work out. It’s established in the source material that symbiotes are tricky beings to kill as if even a piece of them survives they can regenerate. So, despite appearances, it would seem that one itty bitty piece of Venom made it out of the blast in tact and once again bonded with Eddie.

This also begs the question of whether Riot got out of that, too. The inference is that it didn’t, though, as Carlton Drake and his symbiote were trapped in the rocket itself, with no escape, when it was destroyed.

And Is It Still Killing Eddie?

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The end of the movie presents the reunion of this odd couple as a happy thing – but is it really? Earlier on in the film, it was revealed by Anne’s nice doctor that the symbiote was slowly killing Eddie. When he discovers this, he falls out with the creature. Yet once they’ve become pals, Brock seems to have no problem bonding with Venom again.

One possible explanation here is that Dr. Lewis didn’t properly understand what was happening to Eddie’s body. When he suggests the symbiote’s killing him, Venom refutes this and tells Eddie he’s wrong. It might actually be telling the truth here, too, as the rest of the film presents both Venom and Riot mending their hosts’ broken bodies. Yes, Riot leaves its hosts for dead when it wants, but that may be a product of its evil nature. Seeing as Venom cares for Eddie, it may be repairing the damage it’s doing to his system.

Tom Hardy has said that there’s at least 40 minutes of material cut from the theatrical version of the movie, too – which he counts as his personal favorite parts of the film – so maybe there’s something in there that better clarifies this plot point?

So Venom’s Completely Tamed Now?

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For the majority of Venom, Eddie Brock struggles to control the bloodthirsty parasite (don’t call it a parasite!) within him. Once the symbiote helps him save the world, though, Brock seems to be able to reason with it pretty easily and makes a deal that the creature can only harm and even eat bad people.

Venom seems surprisingly OK with this, so does that mean the symbiote’s completely tamed now and Eddie won’t have any problems controlling it in the future? From what the movie tells us, we think the answer’s yes. In the comics, of course, the balance of power between Brock and his other half has continually shifted, but for the sake of giving the character a clear heroic journey, we don’t think that’s going to happen here.

That said, if the sequel’s smart enough, it could explore the fact that perhaps Eddie has been corrupted by Venom. He seems totally un-phased by the way the creature swallows up that crook in the store, whereas he was horrified at Venom’s violence earlier in the movie. If he comes up against a monster like Carnage next time, it could be interesting to have Eddie question how much Venom has made him a monster, as well.

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The Flash: Nora (Season 5 Episode 1)

The Flash Season 5 Episode 1, “Nora,” is not just a great start to the comic book series’ fifth season, it’s a bold, clear statement that the show is serious about getting back to the things we all once loved so much about it.

At its best, the show is bright and colorful, often managing to feel like a comic book panel from scene to scene. It’s funny, and silly and generally a great time to watch. Its villains run the gamut from the ridiculous to the terrifying. And it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

But what has always set the show apart from other genre properties on the air is its focus on the characters at its center.

No matter what was happening on The Flash, no matter how nonsensical the plots got or how overpowered the villains became, the relationships between Barry, Cisco, Caitlin, Iris and the rest of the rotating cast of Team Flash held the series together.

These are the people we keep tuning in to the show for. Not the over the top villains or nonsensical plot twists involving the Speed Force. That stuff’s nice, when it works.

But it’s not why we’re here.

The Flash Season 5 Episode 1 - Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West - Allen and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen
The Flash — “Nora” — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

“Nora” proves that when The Flash focuses on the characters and relationships at its core, there’s not a better superhero show on television right now.

And hopefully its existence means that the powers that be behind the scenes realize that too.

Yeah, there’s a villain of the week. But Gridlock is generally forgettable as a character in his own right, and important only in that his presence provides the reason Barry and his daughter-from-the-future Nora to work together.

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Oh, and he introduces the mysterious figure that we can all assume will be this season’s Big Bad, Cicada.

But the main focus in the season premiere is squarely where it belongs: on the characters we love.

Nora West-Allen is adorable — effervescent and charmingly awkward, she seems a perfect blend of both of her parents. Her nickname is XS, not because she’s small, but because she’s so extra. Basically, she’s perfect.

And her arrival manages to spark a story that’s grounded completely in the characters we already know and love.

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The Flash — “Nora” — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Because irony is dead, Barry’s freaking out about the fact that Nora’s presence could drastically change all their timelines.  (Seriously, him lecturing a n y o n e about messing with the time stream is beyond rich.)

Iris, for her part, is eager to get to know her daughter, plus the tiniest bit jealous that Nora has such an obvious and instant preference for Barry.

(See? This is the kind of character work I love. Yes, Iris is jealous, but it’s not a plot point shoved in for story’s sake. It’s just a realistic, extremely human reaction to a difficult situation.)

The fact that there’s a logical, character-driven reason for Nora’s behavior just makes things even better — and more heart-wrenching, in the end.

See, in her future, she never knew her father. Barry disappeared a few years after she was born, and she seems to have spent her entire life trying to live up the legend of this man she never knew.

Nora’s risking destroying her own time line just to spend a day with her father, and if that isn’t just the most Barry thing to do, I don’t know what is.

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All this eventually culminates in a final showdown with Gridlock aboard a crashing airplane. The sequence is exciting and looks great, but the best part isn’t Cisco vibe-ing the team aboard a falling jet, or the three speedsters saving the day.

It’s Barry Allen, teaching his daughter to phase using the exact same words — complete with a flashback voiceover! — original recipe Harrison Wells told him.

The heart of this show is  — and always has been — the characters at its center, and the family they’ve created for themselves.

And if Season 5’s initial overarching mysteries (Nora, Barry’s disappearance, Caitlin’s resurrected father) are any indication, The Flash seems to have finally realized that that’s a feature, not a bug. Let’s hope so.

Stray Thoughts and Observations

  • Drunk!Cisco is too cute.
  • Bye again, Wally. I’m glad you at least got to say a proper farewell this time
  • It’s a relief that The Flash seems to be making Caitlin’s investigation into her past — and what we have to assume is her quest for her suddenly not-dead father — a priority this season. (But please don’t cram Ralph in there. Those two have next to zero relationship.)
  • Did Ralph’s brain fall out over the hiatus? I can kind of handwave him not knowing that Killer Frost is missing, given that he was trapped in The Thinker’s mind or however we’re explaining all that. But, are we honestly expected to believe that he spent an entire season working with a variety of folks from multiple Earths while portals opened everywhere and he just…what? Never noticed? Spare me.
  • Please everything let this show give me a Grodd and King Shark fight.
  • No one asked for Cecile to still have powers, is all I’m saying. [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

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From Guardians of the Galaxy to Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be taking the superhero genre increasingly away from the old-fashioned archetype of street-level vigilantes, and up into the cosmic unknown. And according to director Simon Kinberg, the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be following suit.

During a panel at NYCC, Kinberg cited the interplanetary escapades of Thor: Ragnarok as a source of inspiration for next year’s X-Men sequel.

“[Dark Phoenix is] a movie that goes into space and is cosmic, very much inspired actually by what [Taika Waititi] did with Thor — even though the tone is totally different — but just the ability to make a character movie that still feels grounded, and fun, but is in whole other universes. Jessica Chastain’s character plays an alien, and that’s all I can tell you about that. But, yeah, it’s the Dark Phoenix story and if you’ve read that comic I think you’re going to like the movie a lot.”From Guardians of the Galaxy to Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be taking the superhero genre increasingly away from the old-fashioned archetype of street-level vigilantes, and up into the cosmic unknown. And according to director Simon Kinberg, the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be following suit.  During a panel at NYCC, Kinberg cited the interplanetary escapades of Thor: Ragnarok as a source of inspiration for next year’s X-Men sequel.  “[Dark Phoenix is] a movie that goes into space and is cosmic, very much inspired actually by what [Taika Waititi] did with Thor — even though the tone is totally different — but just the ability to make a character movie that still feels grounded, and fun, but is in whole other universes. Jessica Chastain’s character plays an alien, and that’s all I can tell you about that. But, yeah, it’s the Dark Phoenix story and if you’ve read that comic I think you’re going to like the movie a lot.”

At this same panel, the longtime X-Men producer and writer also apologized for mistakes made in adapting the Dark Phoenix storyline for The Last Stand. Since that messily written 2006 film stayed pretty much earthbound, it does indeed sound like Kinberg will be trying something very different for this second attempt, though hopefully the film isn’t just trading a rehash of The Last Stand for an imitation of the MCU’s formula for success.

Previously, Kinberg has compared Dark Phoenix to last year’s highly character-driven Logan, arguing that the film will differ from the overcrowded Last Stand by placing Jean Grey and her dangerous alter ego as the focus of the story. For many a viewer, the Hugh Jackman-led movie served as a much-needed reminder that the X-Men universe was still capable of making us feel invested in its most frequently employed characters, and in the wake of the poorly received ­Apocalypse, this new movie could certainly stand to do the same favor for James McAvoy’s Xavier and his young peers.

We’ll see if X-Men: Dark Phoenix can live up to its influences when it hits theaters on June 7th, 2019.

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