Venom has many similarities with Upgraded. The plot is messier but the objective is exactly that: alien needs to hybridize with a host to breathe, the same way STEM needed a human body to be free.
It's a movie that isn't great but Tom Hardy plays a good Eddie and the movie does not shove SJWism down your throat. It even criticizes San Francisco as being a hobo ridden shithole. The hobos are then used by the liberal shitskin elitists for human experimentation and the villain's plan is to subvert humans into unwittingly inviting an alien demonic force of evil.
I suspect Tom Hardy has dicked around on the internet as an anon, he plays Eddie like hes tired of idiot liberal kissasses and degenerate PoCs. He also looks like shit all the time, tired and hungry, which is a good portrayal of Venom host