Venom: Let There Be Carnage Movie review and Film Summary

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage Movie Review


"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is a big-budget comic-book sequel to Venom (2018). It's a buddy comedy movie with mismatched characters and a chance to do some delightfully self-aware overacting. But below the funny jokes, gnashing fangs, and gobs of goo, it's all about love, not between Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock and Michelle Williams' wicked Carnage and Naomie Harris' misunderstood mutant Shriek, but rather between Eddie and the gigantic symbiote living within him, Venom. This blog will give you an honest review and film summary of the movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Movie Info

Movie Name - Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Genre - Adventure, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Director - Andy Serkis

Release Date (Theaters) - October 1, 2021 (USA)

Main Casts - Tom Hardy (Eddie Brock, Venom), Woody Harrelson (Cletus Kasady), Michelle Williams (Anne Weying), Naomie Harris (Shriek), Reid Scott (Dr Dan Lewis), Stephen Graham (Detective Mulligan).

IMDB Rating - 6.1/10

Rottentomatoes Score - 58%

Budget - $110 million

Box office Collection - $501.7 million


Our review of Venom: Let There Be Carnage starts with the story which the movie doesn't have. Eddie Brock strives to coexist with Venom despite his reluctance to accept his fate. To say the least, it's a troubled relationship. Brock also tries to resurrect his career by interviewing serial murderer Cletus Kasady, who doesn't trust anybody else. However, when Cletus is infected with a dangerous and violent symbiote, things go awry. Brock must swiftly find a method to collaborate with Venom while dealing with Kasady's Carnage.  

Story Development

Speaking of the story, the movie did not focus on the story at all. The main focus of the movie was on Venom and Carnegie, focusing more on their actions. The story is as much as shown in the trailer. Kelly Marcel's script is more refined this time around, thanks to the developed and improved connection between the main characters. The prequel didn't develop Eddie-Venom well enough too fast, so the filmmakers decided to make the combo even more popular in this one while also presenting a new dilemma. Attempting to give Carnage the same weight as Venom, he appears as a speed demon in this one. It's like having a lot of fun one minute and then being bombarded with typical superhero movies' nonsense the next. 

The Relationship of Eddie & Venom

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is at its best when it concentrates on being a romantic drama, with its titular character commenting on every interaction. Brock and his parasite make for an amusing odd pair, their arguing heightened by Venom's persistent hunger as he tries to live off chickens and chocolate rather than human brains. The banter between Brock and Venom is often the film's most entertaining feature, despite the storyline being noticeably clear for a comic-book movie. Brock is always trying to quench Venom's appetite for, well, brains, which leads to some funny encounters. One of the highlights of the movie is the bonding between Venom and Eddie. The understanding between the two, the secret conversation, the funny moments were all to be enjoyed. The funny conversation between Eddie and Venom will make you laugh even if you don't want to. 


When it comes to performance, I will first talk about Tom Hardy. He gave his best like he did not act at all. It's entirely natural. No doubt, Tom Hardy is a great actor. He had a real affection for both Brock and Venom from the first film — a sort of Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde. In contrast, Hardy's personal enthusiasm drives the looser, more consistent presentation of the dual part this time around. 

Actor Woody Harrelson, who played Carnegie in particular, seemed the perfect choice for this character. Despite all the weaknesses of this movie, Woody Harrelson climbs to the top and impresses as a crazy serial killer. His character develops into one you'd like to see in a more in-depth film. 

Naomie Harris as Shriek adds too much noise to an already tumultuous story. Michelle Williams' performance as Brock's old girlfriend Anne brightens the film for a few moments, but there is no connection between Brock and her. Her role in the tale is less important than it was in the prequel. Eddie's love story is confined to her, and she is handled with critical moments for Eddie to appear as the champion. Besides, Mrs Chen, played by Peggy Lu, is a scene-stealing shopkeeper who proves how much fun Venom's body-swapping concept can be. Stephen Graham as Patrick Mulligan also nailed it in his character & indicated a bigger role in the next sequel. 

The Direction of Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis has previously directed films such as Breathe and Mowgli: Legend of The Jungle, but this is his first foray into this territory. The shaky storyline causes some glitches in the directing, but Serkis tries to keep his footing by employing the Eddie-Venom trump card to construct at least some barriers to keep you at bay. Venom: Let There Be Carnage comes in at under 90 minutes (about one and a half hours), without credits, with filmmaker Ruben Fleischer giving way to Andy Serkis, who knows a thing or two about duality. The length is undoubtedly breezy at an hour and a half, learning from its predecessor's shortcomings. 

Action & VFX

The CGI is noticeably better than in the first film, owing to director Andy Serkis' earlier ability. The action is simple to follow and looks fantastic in 3D without being distracting. While the picture satisfies the fundamental standards for a good comic-book movie. 

Post Credit Scene

The post-credit scene, which sets the bar for the Venom character, is the most important section in the film. It not only broadens the realm of where he and Eddie Brock may appear next, but it also elevates this troubled yet curiously fascinating sequel to new heights. Its post-credit scene must keep an eye out because the post-credit is going to see something that Sony hasn't seen in any post-credit to date. And you will be forced to be shocked to see it. 

Conclusion of the Movie Review of Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage doesn't exactly fall short of expectations, and fans of the earlier picture won't be disappointed. However, if this is the standard for cinematic comic-book devastation, it is set too low. In a word, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is an entertaining action movie that focuses not on the story but the action. Those who are superhero lovers will see it even if I don't say it and it will be quite enjoyable even for those who are not accustomed to it. 

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