Topher Grace Makes Up Venom's Best Lines

Villains are usually the coolest part of any action movie. They usually have outlandish character traits and the best lines. "Spider-Man 3" finally gives us Venom, and actor Topher Grace made sure that he was the funniest as well as the most formidable villain.

"The script wasn't done when I signed on, so there was kind of like places open for ideas," said Grace. "A lot of it was me talking to Sam [Raimi]. I had a couple Sam ixnayed which he was probably right to do so. But yeah, 'My spider sense is tingling? was one of them [that made it]."



In context, when Venom throws Spideys own trademark back at him, it's impeccable. But wait, what were the juicy lines that Raimi vetoed? "He let me do it and then we watched on playback and realized that?s probably too much. It?s when I landed on the car and Mary Jane?s in the car. Originally I go, ?Ooo, looks like I traded up from vanilla to strawberry.?"

"Spider-Man 3" is out today and currently has a 63 percent score on the Tomatometer.

Comments

skasforfags

Andy Grant

That line was retarded.

May 4 - 10:46 AM

Paul_Is_Drunk

Paul Andersen

So was the line from X-men 2,

"...continue smoking that in here and you'll spend the rest of your days under the belief the you're a six-year-old girl."

It's all about context and delivery. . . . . . okay, I'm sorry, that strawberry line was pretty retarded.

May 4 - 10:54 AM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I thought it was funny...

May 4 - 02:05 PM

theoxygenthief

Joe Bloggs

wow......
"...continue smoking that in here and you'll spend the rest of your days under the belief the you're a six-year-old girl."

that's pretty sick "context and delivery" you imagined there.....

May 4 - 08:09 PM

TortillaSoup

Richard Fernandez

"WHAT THE HELL?"

May 4 - 11:05 AM

Agro

Agro Thehorse

I lolled at that part.

May 6 - 06:35 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

haha, now if they could have just done something with, "I protected you in high school, but now I'm gunna kick your little ass." Ahhhh, a little too much cheese for me.

May 4 - 11:32 AM

arpeggio191

Carl Myers

yeah, that line was terrible.

May 4 - 11:42 AM

arpeggio191

Carl Myers

yeah, that line was terrible.

May 4 - 11:42 AM

meinink2y

Clayton Walter

The majority of the Spiderman 3 script was complete crap. I don't think that strawberry line could've made it worse.

May 4 - 12:00 PM

7pointedstar

Ryan Haddock

Funny...but not Venom.

May 4 - 12:34 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

I do think people are being a LITTLE bit harsh on Spiderman 3. Was it as bad as Daredevil? Elektra? Fantastic Four? Superman Returns? I don't think so, I think it was better than all those.

May 4 - 01:05 PM

IMAmoose24

Eric Schulze

Agree with the first 3, but Superman Returns was a good movie.

May 4 - 01:46 PM

theletterseven

Andy D

yeah, it was also better than Baby's Day Out...so it MUST have good...

May 4 - 01:47 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

[b]uh, theletterseven????[/b]
So it must have good.....what?

May 4 - 03:19 PM

ZeIceAge

Neal Hassler

NOTHING'S better than Baby's Day Out. Don't you forget that.

May 4 - 07:34 PM

fight__club

arjan at

I actually liked Daredevil(especially the directors cut) more than spiderman 3. And Venom was the best thing about SM3, in my opinion.

May 8 - 10:35 AM

IMAmoose24

Eric Schulze

Agree with the first 3, but Superman Returns was a good movie.

May 4 - 01:46 PM

theletterseven

Andy D

yeah, it was also better than Baby's Day Out...so it MUST have good...

May 4 - 01:47 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

[b]uh, theletterseven????[/b]
So it must have good.....what?

May 4 - 03:19 PM

ZeIceAge

Neal Hassler

NOTHING'S better than Baby's Day Out. Don't you forget that.

May 4 - 07:34 PM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I thought it was funny...

May 4 - 02:05 PM

Twonunpackmule

Troy Coberly

Superman Returns was one of the worst movies I saw last year. Everything in that film was too far fetched. The "love" story was terribly done. Not once did I feel sorry for either character, or wish they would get together. There was very little chemistry...or thought put into that part of the story. Also, WORST EVIL PLOT EVER, has to go to the stupid Kryptonite Continent.

Anyway, Spiderman 3 wasn't that bad. Each film had flaws, some were major, and some minor. The whole series had plenty of cheese factor. Green Goblin had the stupid costume, the bad lines, and the over acting. Spiderman 2 had the horrible slow 30 minutes that was Peter losing his powers, then having to talk to Aunt Mae. WORST SCENE EVER! The whole scene was pointless, as it restated every that she said in the first film, and came out as HEAVY FILLER. Now, Spiderman 3 has the EMO PARKER, which to its favor, was funny. Now, Venom sort of irritated me, but that has nothing to do with Topher, but in the fact that the design for it pissed me off. The lack of a good chin really bothered me.

May 4 - 02:09 PM

Ron_Burgundy

Ron Burgundy

Grace and Church were the best parts of S3. Too bad they were in it for barely 20 minutes.

May 4 - 02:26 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

[b]uh, theletterseven????[/b]
So it must have good.....what?

May 4 - 03:19 PM

DmobXXX

D. S.

[b]Lighten Up.[/b]
Flawed? Yes...but this flick isn't nearly as bad as some folks make it out to be. Hell, even I liked it.

May 4 - 06:26 PM

ZeIceAge

Neal Hassler

NOTHING'S better than Baby's Day Out. Don't you forget that.

May 4 - 07:34 PM

theoxygenthief

Joe Bloggs

[b]Venom[/b]
Venom's best lines??? now there's an oxymoron if i've ever seen one....

May 4 - 08:06 PM

theoxygenthief

Joe Bloggs

wow......
"...continue smoking that in here and you'll spend the rest of your days under the belief the you're a six-year-old girl."

that's pretty sick "context and delivery" you imagined there.....

May 4 - 08:09 PM

dylan21484nj

glenn welsh

i'm more annoyed that Venom never refers to himself in the plural. not once does he ever call himself "we" in the movie. what i would have given if he could have just said "Eddie Brock is no more, we are now VENOM!"

May 4 - 08:40 PM

Atomix

Joe Labar

Venom never should of made it into the movie. The Not Never.


My re-write -

The Symbiote is introduced to Peter via a rock brought to earth being studied by Dr Conner.

After Peter fought off the Symbiote it should of appeared dead and been discarded leading Peter to have t deal with whatever is coming next alone.

The Sandman's daughter should of died while he was wet causing Marko to freak-out when he got his shit together and come after Spidey harder.

No Butler

Sandman makes his return halfway through Harry and Peter's climatic battle. Screws them both up. Peter saves Harry from Sandman. Harry lightens on Peter. They team up and take him out for good.

Peter and Harry finally make up. Harry dies from his wounds.

They bury him.

MJ and Peter make up.

Eddie Brock goes into the church and melts down. A tiny piece of the symbiote suit energizes and latches on to Brock's leg.

Brock's prayers change from "I hate him" to "We hate him"

Fade to Black.

May 4 - 10:27 PM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

That's better than what we got. With this vision, the darkness gets to take center stage. But here's how I'd tweak it to remedy some of the franchise's pre-existing problems.
Gwen Stacy. Peter and MJ break up early on. We don't need an entire film on exposition. Let them break up early so Peter can get close to Gwen, who seems to have more chemistry with Peter, making it easy for him to fall in love with her and move on. However, his bitterness over losing MJ remains in his heart, fueling his growing rage. He gets the symbiote, and neither of the women like who he's become. He becomes so arrogant and overly self-confident that he miscalculates a move in a rescue scene that costs Gwen her life. It doesn't have to be a murder like in the comic. It can be all Spiderman's fault, making it about his arrogance, giving him no-one else to blame and nowhere to run from his grief. This is when the symbiote's evil is truly activated, making Spiderman himself almost transform into Venom. Maybe he even has nightmares of this terrible monster, a force he fears is living inside of himself. But we never see Venom outside of the dreams, not until finally Brock gets the symbiote... at the very end of the film. There's your cliff hanger for Spiderman 4, designed against the trilogy curse

May 6 - 07:22 AM

WiseGuy

Philip Zamora

I would have enjoyed the movie a whole lot more if they had gone with that exact set up. Good re-write.

May 9 - 01:09 AM

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