Given SONY meh record in MARVEL I went in with low expectations, but I was totally impressed with Tom Hardy as the lovable loser Eddie Brock. He was equally delightful as Venom. As a stand-alone film, it holds its own as a good action film, but as a precursor to a series of villains films like: Morbius the Living Vampire, Black Cat, and Kraven the Hunter... it sets up a film universe fill with exciting potential. The CGI wasn’t bad, there was a nice balance of time with Hardy on screen, I was afraid he would be lost in the effects. But as usual Hardy slays it. And just a footnote a need VENOM demanding Tater Tots & chocolate as my ringtone asap.