It’s better than I expected, possibly the biggest surprise being Tom Hardy’s wierd voice in the trailer didn’t feel as off.
That said, the plot is kind of all over and doesn’t really get rolling until like an hour in. We spend 45 minutes watching Eddie wander around.being a journalist then another half hours watching Eddie wander around being hungry. The villain also basically comes out of nowhere right at the end and is really kind of crap.
A sequel might be alright without having to saddle itself with being an origin story and this Venom feels more Venom than the one from Spider-Man 3 so long ago.
Maybe the sequel will give us Spider-Man to face off against the teaser ending in the mid credits scene.