Spider Man is one of the most beloved and popular characters of the Marvel universe. Even before we were introduced to Iron Mon and company on the big screen, the web slinging super hero was recognized as probably the most popular Marvel superhero. Fox now is bringing the Venom, one of Spider Man’s most feared opponents to the big screen. The first teaser trailer for the movie was released yesterday and here’s what we thought about it
We weren’t quite impressed with the first teaser trailer for the film. Normally when its your first trailer you tend to delight the audience by something special wanting them to tune in for the next trailer. But in this trailer we didn’t find anything that exciting.
The trailer starts with the narrator narrating Eddie Brock’s (Tom Hardy) story. The story seems to have been flooded with pain. As the trailer progresses we see our protagonist running from something and then we are shown a symbiote captured and being viewed by a group of scientists.
One of the main reasons why people were excited for the trailer was to see how the Venom looks. But nowhere in the trailer was this shown. Most of the details and effects shown were quite generic and to be honest were known by the majority of the audience even before the trailer.
The last time Venom was seen in was in Spider-Man 3. It was portrayed by Topher Grace and in all fairness Topher Grace does not exactly seem like the actor who could have pulled off a character like Venom. With Hardy’s casting though you have none of those fears, he actually looks like the tough and brash sort of personality which can portray the symbiote effectively, but we did not see even a glimpse of what he could bring to the table in the teaser.
To be honest we were disappointed. Most films have epic trailers leading from one to the other. The Justice League for instance did quite well in that respect. But if the trailer fails to impress audience, they may just view it another generic super hero film with no point of differentiation. As they say, the first impression is the last impression.