Venom (Sam Raimi Trilogy)

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Venom (Sam Raimi Trilogy)
Topher Grace Venom.jpg
"We are almost Venom!"
Gender: Genderless
Type: Mindless Monstrosity
Personality Copier
Weak Clone of Eddie
Species: Evil Symbiote
Portrayed by: Topher Grace (voice)
Status: Deceased
Media of origin: Spider-Man 3


Venom is the main antagonist from Spider-Man 3. It first attached itself to Peter Parker as its host, but after Peter forced itself off of him, it immediately attached to its next host, Eddie Brock. It was portrayed by Topher Grace.

Bad Qualitites

  1. The Sam Raimi Trilogy version of Venom wasn't executed well enough, as he doesn't sound or speak like Venom and his voice is on par with the Spectacular Spider-Man Venom as one of the worst Venom voices ever. He even says "I" instead of "We" (Though there are some incarnations of Venom that don't use "We" either like his first debut comic book appearance).
    • Even though Sam Raimi didn't know much about the character, Sony (specifically Avi Arad) still demanded Raimi to put him in the film because he was popular and thought the fans would love it. In short, forced executive meddling on the part of Sony had caused Sam Raimi to fail to understand this character properly.
  2. Because of Eddie's backstory being hastily put together, due to having two more villains (Sandman and Harry Osborn a.k.a. New Goblin) in the movie causing it to overstuff and Eddie being pushed aside, Venom didn't have any depth when it attached itself to him, though the film just needed to be longer.
  3. Venom is basically just Eddie with the symbiote just being a suit for Eddie instead of being two different characters.
  4. Venom doesn't look bulky in the movie despite him being a bulky character in the comics. In fact, his design in the movie wouldn't be out of place for a live-action Carnage.
  5. He has nothing to do with the greater narrative of the story (in which it was about Spider-Man finding his Uncle Ben's murderer, and Harry Osborn continuing to get revenge on Spider-Man)
  6. Kind of annoying that it allows Eddie to unmasks himself when he talks to reveal his face, it's understandable if it's done once, but it shouldn't have been more than that.
  7. It’s biggest problem is lack of screen time and proper development.
  8. This version of Venom is hated more after Tom Hardy portrays a much better Venom.

Good Qualities

  1. Despite not looking bulky, his design looks accurate to his comic book incarnation, not to mention pretty cool.
  2. His origin is accurate to the comics. The Birth of Venom scene at the Church is an extremely loyal adaptation to the comics, with great music.
  3. Sam Raimi had a great idea and vision for the character, being a dark mirror opposite image of Peter Parker. It was a very unique take on the character, made as much sense as Venom being an evil exaggerated monster Spider-Man, and it could have worked wonderfully if it were split into two parts as supposedly originally planned before Sony forced him in the final act for fan service or something.
  4. This version of Venom had some inspiration from the Ultimate Spider-Man Comics where he was a purple-ish color (or at least in promotion art and some figures) and where Eddie Brock was not a bulky guy (not to mention have the same name "Edward Brock Jr.") Which would make some sense of why Topher Grace was cast for the role aside from fitting Raimi's vision, even if you don't like it.
  5. While the Venom voice in the film was bad, his video game counterpart (the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions) had a great voice that made up for it and honestly should have been the movie voice as well.
  6. Venom was a much better and likable villain outside of the movie.

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