dark        
spacer

Sony releases Venom rom-com trailer, effectively killing humor

0

It ain't as fun when they're in on it

If there's anything that we as a people can agree upon, it's that Venom was an absurd movie. The absurdity came to a point where many filmgoers viewed Sony's Spider-Man spinoff more like a romantic comedy, a notion that is taken both as a joke and somewhat seriously, depending on who you ask. In response, we got this.

With title cards and music that feel more like something from a Love, Actually sequel, this ad shows that Sony is pretty hip to the Venom memes that have circulated since then. At the same time, cynical me thinks that this ad is a little too wink-wink-nudge-nudge.

Venom was not a good movie, but I enjoyed watching it immensely. Despite its various flaws, it was a fun conversation topic, and turning the movie into something else completely different in our own minds was a fun exercise. Now, the big ol' corporation is trying to get into the fun as well, and I'm not into that. It's like when you explain a running joke between your friends to your parents, and they try to get in on it too.

Now, if Sony were to recut the entire film as a romantic comedy, then things might be interesting. If you're going to acknowledge the joke, you have to fully commit. I think the film works as its own weird thing, but I'm sure fans would love such an effort. Venom is releasing on digital HD on December 11 and Blu-Ray December 18, which is ridiculously soon, considering the film was just in theaters in October.


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Compendio
Chris Compendio   gamer profile

Chris Compendio is one too many Chris's (Chrises?) writing for Flixist and Destructoid. They are a massive MCU fan who also writes and podcasts for Marvel News Desk, and a Nintendo fanatic who wr... more + disclosures


 



Also on Flixist: Venom   (8)   From our database:

  • Bohemian Rhapsody and Fox are the champions, my friends - Matthew Razak
  • Venom is a bona fide hit as it outperforms again - Matthew Razak
  • Venom Sequel will not be R-Rated - Tarah Bleier
  • Review: Venom - Matthew Razak
  • Tom hardy clarifies what he meant from previous Venom interview - Peter Glagowski
  • According to Tom Hardy, around 30-40 minutes of footage was cut from Venom - Peter Glagowski
  • This Venom-ESPN commercial is completely idiotic - Chris Compendio
  • Venom's tongue is the star of the new trailer for this anti-superhero movie - Chris Compendio
  • A restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia is selling a Venom-inspired pitch-black cheese - Kyle Yadlosky
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Action #Comics #Tom hardy #Venom

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •