Saturday, January 5th, 2019 08:14 pm

watching venom

I am rewatching Venom and for the life of me, I can't figure out what they thought they were making or if they knew all along it was a romcom.

I thought people were exaggerating, and no, not even a little.
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From: [personal profile] cesperanza
Date: 2019-01-06 03:16 am (UTC)
Honestly I was so delighted!
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From: [personal profile] ivyfic
Date: 2019-01-06 04:10 am (UTC)
Inorite?
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From: [personal profile] kernezelda
Date: 2019-01-06 04:58 am (UTC)
It has completely severed any link for me between this version, and my old perceptions of comics Venom and Raimi Venom.
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Date: 2019-01-06 05:48 am (UTC)
Well, they did bring out a romcom trailer officially..
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From: [personal profile] linbot
Date: 2019-01-06 05:53 am (UTC)
The director states that they were referencing a body sharing scene from All of Me, so definitely making a romcom/black comedy. We generally don't care what TPTB think, but that's still kinda great.
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From: [personal profile] ratcreature
Date: 2019-01-06 06:00 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure they must have intentionally merged romcom into their monster movie. I don't think you can hit this many genre beats without noticing, even if you are doing it to get a humor effect or whatever, and they did release that romcom DVD trailer.
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From: [personal profile] kickair8p
Date: 2019-01-06 05:18 pm (UTC)


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From: [personal profile] mireille719
Date: 2019-01-06 07:08 pm (UTC)
I kind of think they knew? At least, it's not like the romance element is entirely absent from the source comics, especially recent-ish ones (as opposed to very early on, not like "last week"). (I was *thrilled*.)
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From: [personal profile] bratfarrar
Date: 2019-01-07 01:10 am (UTC)
2018: what a year.
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From: [personal profile] the_ladylark
Date: 2019-01-07 08:59 pm (UTC)
Apparently it was marketed completely differently for the Chinese market, highlighting those romcom elements.

Unsurprisingly, it did marvelously well there.
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From: [personal profile] luna_leaf
Date: 2019-01-08 12:22 am (UTC)
The Venom romcom is such an entertaining movie.
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From: [personal profile] brancher
Date: 2019-01-11 01:53 am (UTC)
yes, and after the romcom marketing worked in China they cut a new romcom trailer for the US.
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From: [personal profile] brancher
Date: 2019-01-11 01:52 am (UTC)
I ... THINK they knew, but the studio might not have known? OTOH it could be a total fluke, like Hancock, where a good movie is accidentally made despite all efforts.

It really is the feelgood romcom of the year, tho

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