The main problem with Venom is that he was treated like a secondary character. That movie did not need two villains.
Yeah, they should have dropped Sandman all he basically did was screw up Spider-Man's origin story with a crappy recont. which makes you wonder why he's sticking with the superhero thing seeing as some random guy who he had nothing to do with killed his uncle and not the robber he let get away.
It's sad that the Spider-Man cartoon from the 90s did the Venom story so much better with the shuttle and Jameson's son. They did the whole saga with three episodes. That was just a little over an hour!
I liked how Spectacular Spider-man handled it they gave the story a few more episodes.