Sony Markets VENOM to Pre-Teen Boys

Almost everything about the marketing for VENOM comes off as if you gave a bunch of 11-year-old boys bath salts and asked what they want in a comic book movie.

the studio this week releases Venom. Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist currently chasing down a story involving a science company run by Dr. Carlton Drake (Raz Ahmed). That company has allegedly been engaging in some dangerous experiments, one of which involves a symbiotic organism. When that symbiote attaches itself to Brock, he gains super-human powers, along with the desire to eat people.

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