10. Eddie Brock/Venom
Movie: Spider-Man 3
"“It’s Brock, sir; Edward Brock Jr. I come before you today, humbled and humiliated, to ask you for one thing… I want you to kill Peter Parker.”-Eddie Brock"
The fact that Eddie Brock is here says a lot about the two villains above him. Topher Grace wasn’t the problem here. He performed admirably with the material given. He was meant to be annoying, unpleasant, and generally disliked. He nailed all of that. However, it was too much at times. For example, his interaction with Betty Brant wasn’t just obnoxious, it was almost cringe-worthy. That may have been what the creative team was going for, but, again, it may have been too much.
Now we have Eddie Brock as Venom, and we can start with his look. The giant teeth are the first things known from Venom. The one time when something should have been over the top and it wasn’t. The people wanted huge, sharp teeth! You’d hope that the final fight scene would make up for that. It didn’t. The only memorable part was Peter defeating him. Unfortunately, that’s a nod to Peter and not Venom.
On a good note, the scene where Eddie is in church praying was well done. It showed three things. First, Eddie is petty. He was willing to ask a higher power to kill Peter Parker. Second, that Eddie Brock is delusional and lacks accountability. He couldn’t see that this was all his fault. Both things are good nods to Eddie in Marvel Comics. Lastly, with a different creative team, Topher Grace could have been a better Eddie Brock.