Sony Pictures’ new attempt at building out a superhero film universe “Venom” hits theaters this weekend and is expected to break box office records, but reviews of the film have been disparaging. TheWrap’s film reporters Beatrice Verhoeven, Umberto Gonzalez and Trey Williams talk what worked about the film and all the things that didn’t.

The film, rated PG-13, was marketed as a darker, violent kind of superhero film, and while Venom — the alien symbiote Tom Hardy’s character Eddie Brock turns into — is ruthless, the film plays more for laughs. The problem with that? We’re not sure it’s supposed to.

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