Everything you’ve heard is true; “Venom” is a bad film. An incredibly bad film. The plot makes no sense, the characters are poorly written, and there are plot holes galore. And yet, I enjoyed myself. A lot. I think some of it has to do with Tom Hardy’s performance, which is so over-the-top and goofy that you can’t help but be entertained by him. And some of the script decisions are so baffling, that the film becomes fascinatingly bad, when it’s not hilarious. Excellent riffing material, enjoyable for all the wrong reasons, and filled with inconsistencies, this is a remarkably fun film, that is an easy pick for my biggest guilty pleasure of 2018.