Don't understand the vitriol from the nerd brigade online. Everyone I've talked to, including random strangers on mass transit, at stores, etc, have commented on being extremely impressed with the Venom trailers. The only ones complaining are the most pathetic of "bloggers" that can't enjoy anything that doesn't involve homosexuals having tea at a shop in Paris.
The "cultured" bloggers forget that SM3 made 800+ MILLION dollars, and is the highest grossing Spidey films BECAUSE people wanted to see Venom. No one but Sam Raimi wanted Sandman. Effects in The Mummy were better. People wanted to see venom. When Topher Grace got possessed in the church, the people in the theatre cheered! Everyone was excited.
This Venom movie will do Thor 2 or Guardians area money. It will be a spectacularly successful film. Venom doesn't NEED spider-man. He's outgrown his origins years ago.