The latest Marvel film, Venom opened countrywide on Friday, 5 October with a bang and a bite. The latest box office figures, just released by Filmfinity, already stand at over R6,9-million in box office takings and was the No 1 movie release of the past weekend.
Venom is one of the most popular Marvel characters – he’s dangerous; he’s scary; his dark wit is matched only by his predilection for violence; and it’s all wrapped up into a package with huge, white eyes, a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth, and a long, writhing, muscular tongue.
Journalist Eddie Brock has been trying to take down the notorious Life Foundation scientist, Carlton Drake, for years – an obsession that ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne.
When one of Drake’s experiments – the alien Venom – merges with Eddie’s body, he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, and the chance to do just about whatever he wants.
Twisted, dark, unpredictable and fuelled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they are looking for, they become more and more intertwined – where does Eddie end and Venom begin?
Venom stars Academy Award nominee Tom Hardy (who also serves as executive producer for the film) as Eddie Brock; Riz Ahmed, British actor, rapper and activist, is Brock’s nemesis, Carlton Drake; and four-time- Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams is Anne Weying, Brock’s girlfriend, who at the beginning of the story is driven to break up with him because of his rogue-ish ways.
Hardy is especially excited about playing this particular character. “Venom is cool, man – he’s a badass. My son was telling me about him; he loves Venom. He’s a great character to play because Venom is ruthless, and basically there are no rules. He’s so complex.”
Venom is currently on circuit in cinemas countrywide.
To celebrate, we’re giving away five hampers (consisting of the items below) worth R700 each!
To win, all you have to do is share the Venom trailer, include the hashtags #PopularMechanicsSA and #WeAreVenom and tag Popular Mechanics SA as well as Sony Movies SA.
Winners will be drawn on Monday 22 October.