Why Stephen Graham denied humanoid vague after tentative queer ?


What makes a good video game adaptation? It’s a difficult question to answer, considering how few (if any) exist. “Bad” adaptations like Anderson’s films are often criticized for straying too far away from the plot of the game’s they’re based on. The invention of Alice for Resident Evil, the alternate universe in Monster Hunter, and Dennis Hopper’s bizarre, humanoid Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. movie are all examples that fans point to when criticizing the faithfulness of adaptations.

Harris is wasted in a thinly written role that leaves her locked in a soundproof cell for much of the movie. Another top British actor, Stephen Graham, also gets slim pickings, though there’s potential for his detective character to blossom in a future film. Returning Halloween Kills as Brock’s exasperated but loyal ex, Anne Weying, Michelle Williams supplies most of the emotional beats again. Actually, there’s something fundamentally well-meaning about the way this film treats Venom, a quintessential outsider, with sympathy and dignity. When he attends what Serkis has described as a “very sort of an LGBTQIA kind of festival” featuring a fun Little Simz cameo, Venom is greeted with acceptance by his peers, but it feels like a missed opportunity. Like so many moments of supposed queer representation in superhero movies, it’s simply too vague and tentative to strike a proper blow.

The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, with Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.


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