Now that the film has hit Blu-ray, Ruben Fleischer’s Venom is making waves among fans and critics, and the titular character's co-creator Todd McFarlane has stepped in to defend the film. Though the film made a killing at the box office, it was torn to shreds by film critics, and McFarlane thinks they should lighten up.
“It was a big roller-coaster ride. Visually, everything was coming at you,” McFarlane told Yahoo. “I think at times… the critics get it wrong in that they forget their age. They come in, and they’re 42 years old, and they come in with their attitude and they’re going, ‘Stop it.’ What if you were 16/15 and you were watching this movie? You would love it.”
He continued, “This thing delivered everything it was supposed to. It was gnarly, it was nasty, it had a big cool Venom, which was what I was looking for. [That] was my bias — I just wanted to see the visualness of Venom that I had created 30 years prior. I didn’t think that Spider-Man 3 did that right.”