This was a film with impressive visuals, captivating action sequences, effective acting, and an energetic score from Ludwig Göransson. On the other hand, there were some major pacing issues in the first half of the film. Multiple scenes felt directionless and completely without meaning. There were also some imbalances with the film's approach to humor. Some instances were dark, gritty, and intimidating. Yet, in other scenes that followed, there were attempts at comedy that felt flat and out of place. If done correctly, amusement can serve its place in a film with an otherwise dark tone. However, this is a fine line to walk. Venom did not efficiently master this tightrope. Overall, the negatives of this film outweighed its positive components based on my judgements.