Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Spoiler Free Review
Venom is back and he's up against a familiar foe who is making his theatrical debut, Carnage! Tom Hardy is returning to play Eddie Brock/Venom, Woody Harrelson, who we saw at the end credit scene of the first Venom movie, is playing Cletus Kasady/Carnage, Michelle Williams is also returning as Anne Weying and another theatrical debut is Frances Barrison aka Shriek played by Naomis Harris. "Venom: Let There be Carnage" is directed by the man himself, Andy Serkis. The first movie was fun and entertaining, but not the best and I gave it a 6/10. Will the sequel do any better? Let's review!
I think it's safe to say that if you didn't like the first movie, you probably won't like this one, but if you enjoyed the first one then the same goes for this one. For me, personally, I enjoyed this movie and had fun with it. It's only 90 minuets long and the pacing is on and off but it's entertaining to say the least. The movie really focuses of relationships and it helps because there are a lot in this movie. I also will say that Carnage looks great and I'm glad because that was a worry I had, but man it was great to see him on the big screen. Another positive I will say is that Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson are great in their roles with this movie. I was hesitant when I saw Woody in the credits of the first Venom film, but he did great and surprised me! Last positive is that the comedy and jokes did make me laugh and some of them did hit which is nice.
On to the negatives and there are some. To start things off, the pacing was just off and on and it was just all over the place. I think the length of the film made it difficult to open up a bit but if they had maybe like 20 extra minuets, I think it would've helped a lot. Another issue I had was the lack of screen time that some of these characters had. I won't say who, but it did make the story a little off. But then again, you add that extra 20 minuets, then I think they would've solved a lot of their issues. To cap off the negatives would be the same issue I had with the first one and that is that the film has a lot of dark spots in it. When I mean "dark" I mean the shadows and colors are dark. That hurt the first film and it does the same with this one.
Now I'll let you know this....STAY FOR THE END CREDIT SCENE! That's it.
Overall, I had fun and I was entertained with this movie. Was it the best? No, it has issues that do hurt it. I did think that the end credit scene will be the most talked about thing from the film and event though it is deservingly so, that does speak volumes on this movie. "Venom: Let There be Carnage" gets a 7/10!