Venom

Venom (2018)

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Plot hole: At the angle of descent and the speed it was traveling (still burning from reentry even), when the space shuttle crashed in the opening of the film, it would not have left much of anything behind. The kinetic explosion that would have resulted would have downed the forest around it for a good distance leaving a crater, and the clean up crews would have been lucky to find any piece of the ship itself still intact bigger than a football. Much less been able to find any discernible remains of the crew. Yet bodies were being taken out in still relatively good condition. And probably most unbelievable is that the glass containers holding the Symbiotes were not even broken.

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Suggested correction: Since this is in the Marvel universe the capsule could have at least partially been made of Vibranium or Adamantium.

lionhead

Adamantium is exclusive to the X-Men films which for the time being are under Fox, and Vibranium is exclusive to films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is part of neither. There were rumors and speculation prior to this film's release that it would be adjunct to the MCU, but there are things within the film that contradict it. Particularly Eddie Brock being dismissive of the symbiote being an alien life form. An alien invasion was one of the major plot points of the first Avengers film, so an alien being wouldn't be something people would be skeptical of going forward.

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Like Phan said. But also, i'm referring to the glass of the container staying in tact. Those two super metals don't make glass.

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I just thought that although there can't be a mention of Vibranium, it doesn't mean it's not there. What I mean is if Vibranium softens the bow of the impact the glass containers would stay intact. But I suppose if it's not allowed to exist for the films, then I guess it doesn't exist. The glass can be nanotechnology though.

lionhead

I see what you're saying, but that wouldn't mater with an impact like that. Space Shuttles are even made of Titanium, and would still be smashed to millions of little pieces from a reentry impact like that. The momentum and resulting kinetic explosion would devastate everything around it and level the forest for a good distance, leaving a massive creator, possibly as big or bigger than a football field. We are talking a few megatons of force.

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This movie is not set in the Marvel Universe. It has been confirmed by the film crew that Venom is a standalone movie so it doesn't take place in the MCU at all.

I didn't say MCU, I said Marvel Universe. Some Marvel Universe anyway.

lionhead

There's only the MCU and since this movie doesn't take place in it, the ship is probably only made from the materials that most rocket ships are constructed from.

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Continuity mistake: When Anne breaks up with Eddie on the sidewalk right after they get fired from their jobs, she approaches him and drops the box she is carrying. A ceramic mug falls out of the box. There is both visual and audible confirmation. After putting her ring in his shirt pocket, she bends to pick up the empty box and proceeds to walk away without also retrieving the missing contents. (00:14:45)

Continuity mistake: During the car chase scene, Eddie and Venom squeeze between some cars and the enemy SUV behind him smashes through them. The headlights of the SUV get busted, but in the next shot the SUV is perfectly fine again.

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Plot hole: The Riot symbiote inhabits the body of the paramedic immediately after the crash at the beginning, then goes into the body of an old woman who goes to the airport and proceeds to take control of a little girl who's going on a flight to San Fransisco. Riot then takes over Carlton Drake's body. The entirety of these events would need to have taken six months, for it to be consistent with the timeline of the rest of the film.

Joey221995

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Suggested correction: Riot only arrives at the airport as the old woman after 6 months. There is no reason given why Riot decides to stay in the body of the woman for so long, but not giving a reason doesn't make it a plot hole. It stayed in the old woman for 6 months maybe because it needed to gather strength or devise a plan.

lionhead

The director has even admitted it's a plot hole. Regardless, the film does nothing to suggest it was doing anything other than traveling towards its destination, so this does constitute a plot hole.

TedStixon

Why does it constitute as a plot hole if it's traveling towards its destination? Why does one thing imply the other?

It's a plot hole because it's absolutely ridiculous that it would take six full months to do that. That's a few days worth of activity... maybe a week. As I said, the director even admitted it was a plot-hole.

TedStixon

Factual error: When Venom is standing on top of a tall building, he falls off as a jet airliner passes over head with its loud engines hurting the Symbiote with its noise. The airliner passes very close to the building. But this would not happen as it is as FAA regulations are that an aircraft can not operate within 500 feet of any structure. And an airfield/airport would be positioned so that jets would not violate this decree on their landing descent.

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Continuity mistake: In the car chase scene when Brock is on the motorcycle going through the city, you can see him pass by the same movie theater at least 3 different times in the chase showing they used the same street over and over while filming.

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Revealing mistake: When Drake's henchmen are chasing Eddie on the street while he is riding his bike on the sidewalk you can see the stunt man driving for him.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: When Dan explains to Eddie what Venom is doing to his body, Venom grabs Dan with his left hand. In the next shot, it's his right hand.

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Suggested correction: Venom always has Dan in his left hand. You can especially tell by the position of Venom's thumb.

Bishop73

Factual error: When the Malaysian EMT is walking towards a Chinese market from the crashed ambulance, autumn leaves can be seen at the roadside. Malaysia is a tropical country, there shouldn't be any seasonal changes even if it's at Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo island.

Joey221995

Continuity mistake: When Anne and Dan get out of the car at Anne's apartment they start talking to Eddie and the car simply disappears during this scene - we don't see or hear it drive away as we should.

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Suggested correction: You do in fact see the car drive off a little before Anne says "Dan, this is Eddie."

Bishop73

Visible crew/equipment: When Eddie/Venom is sandwiched between two SUV's, the Symbiote takes over and makes them crash. You can see the hood of whatever vehicle the camera is in as it films the crash.

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Suggested correction: After the crash of them going into the vehicles either side, you can see there is a third car in the exact spot as the camera car, so they could say it's the view from that car.

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Suggested correction: He has the newspaper in his hand the whole time he's in the store. It's in his hand when he points at Mrs. Chen, you see it when he's hiding behind the shelves, and even at the end when he puts the items on the counter.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: Tom Hardy wears a ring on his left index finger throughout the movie, but in the scene where he's watering the plant in the window of his apartment, the ring is on his right index finger, then switches back to the left hand in the next scene.

Continuity mistake: When Eddie and Dr. Skirth enter the Life Foundation building, it is nighttime. However, when the symbiote bonds with Eddie and he breaks out of the facility shortly afterwards, and is being chased by the security teams, it is foggy daylight. (00:33:20 - 00:37:30)

Andrew Bauer

Continuity mistake: The photo taken by Eddie of the homeless girl in Life's lab was taken horizontally, but later when looking at the photo it's vertical.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: When Dan calls Annie he is holding the cell phone with his right hand and the tablet with his left, but in the next shot they swap hands.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: While Eddie and his girl are talking on the sidewalk after she was fired, a lady in a brown coat passes behind them at least three different times.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: When Eddie is looking for a job, he marks on the newspaper with a pen on the right side but in the next shot it's on the left.

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Venom: You come in here again, in fact, you go anywhere in this city preying on innocent people and we will find you and eat both your arms and then both of your legs and then we will eat your face right off your head. Do you understand?
Robber: Please.
Venom: Yes. So, you will be this armless, legless, faceless thing, won't you? Rolling down the street, like a turd in the wind. Do you feel me?
Robber: What the hell are you?
[Venom's face partially opens to reveal Eddie's face]
Eddie/Venom: We...are Venom.
[Venom's face fully reforms]
Venom: On second thought.
Robber: Please.
[Venom kills the robber].

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Question: I kinda don't understand the ending. Does Anne no longer blame Eddie for losing her job and ending their relationship? Did both Eddie and Anne get their jobs back or do they move on? What has become of The Life Foundation? Has founder Carlton Drake been exposed for the evil person he is for killing homeless people and Dora Skirth?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: Since Eddie is seen talking with Ann, she seems to have forgiven him. Ann decides to become a public defender and Eddie was given his old job back but, he chose not to take it. Instead, he decides to go back to journalism. As for the Life Foundation, it's only speculation but, with the photos that Eddie took, it's possible that it shut down and Drake's plans and the people he murdered were exposed to the public.

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