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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Feb 18, 2019

It's our most requested film ever on the next episode of The Movie Defenders podcast as we tackle and examine Venom! A movie that pushed a billion at the box office but sits with a 29% score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, and an 84% fan score. So why the divide and what are the real issues with the film? Which criticisms are fair? But before that we talk about a couple forgotten films, the Mr. Rogers documentary, Lego Movie 2's performance at the box office, Aquaman sequels, and the reported current run time of Avengers: End Game. Then we talk about the top 5 movies in which an actor played more than one role, and we discuss how to get Venom onto the table with Genesys. Then it's all about Venom as we do both non-spoiler and spoiler reviews and take a deep dive into the film and play several scenes from the film. So grab your nearest symbiote, start talking to yourself, and begin biting some heads off because it's time to talk Venom!

  • 00:02:35 What we've seen lately
  • 00:29:50 Announcements
  • 00:35:30 The Buzz: Movie News
  • 00:47:28 Top 5 films with actors playing multiple roles
  • 01:05:15 Give me Genesys!
  • 01:12:28 Non-Spoiler discussion of Venom begins
  • 01:52:55 Spoiler discussion begins - The story is convoluted?
  • 01:58:23 The movie has "mood shifts" and "pacing issues"?
  • 02:05:52 Venom's special effects
  • 02:11:35 Venom's script and writing
  • 02:17:50 The humor in the film
  • 02:33:55 Were the cast's talents wasted?
  • 02:42:42 Eddie Brock's character arch
  • 02:50:45 The ending
  • 03:00:25 The credits scene and sequel discussion