I’m sorry but I chose to avoid the recent Manhattan all-media screening of Venom — no offense. I could smell trouble from 45 miles away. If I were flying into Manhattan or Los Angeles right now I could smell trouble from inside the fuselage. The reviews (35% on Metacritic) are fairly damning. You know a movie blows when one of the most positive reviews calls it “a mess…a fun, fascinating mess.” If there’s any doubt about the quality of a fantasy flick, I always check the Twitter feed of Collider‘s Jeff Sneider. If the notoriously-easy-on-fanboy-flicks Sneider is mixed-positive then I’m 110% certain it’s dogshit.