Venom is going to be absolutely awful, which is a shame because I think it's probably my favorite character in the entire Spiderman series. Maybe one day we can get a Venom movie that isn't garbage but this isn't going to be it.
I don't really see anyone being hyperbolic, it's just that most of the media that's been released, and things that have happened surrounding the movie, make it seem like a genuine shit show. I don't think anyone here would be upset if it ended up with a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, but this thread only exists because Tom Hardy, quite frankly, made some rather unflattering comments, which seems like a pretty big red flag.
Let's start where it counts, plot. This film features a barebones plot which is exacerbated by weird tonal shifts, inconsistencies, and padding. From start to finish this film is a waste of time.
Tom Hardy for once is doing a Logan Marshall Green impression; as it's hard to tell this performance apart from Green's in Upgrade.
What saves this film is the action, which is poorly shot as to save money on CGI; but when you can make out the action it is decent. Although I wasn't invested in anything about this film so it all largely fell flat.
This film is a waste of it's film's talent and of the audience's time. There's teases for the sequel but you couldn't pay me to go see it. Let's just hope that Marvel Studios can do something more interesting with the character."