Review on Venom: Let There Be Carnage


Venom: Let There Be Carnage is an exciting, action-packed movie that outshines the previous film, Venom. The new sequel shows how Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, tries to live his life while sharing a body with an alien symbiote, Venom. While Eddie wants to fit into the role of a normal civilian, Venom wants to eat human brains. Due to the conflict of interests, it’s hard for Eddie to have total control over himself, leading to the cause of the main issue throughout the movie. Eddie is a journalist and reporter who wanted to get information out of Cletus Kasady, a convicted serial killer who becomes the main villain throughout the film. While visiting Cletus in his cell, Eddie asks him questions in an attempt to find out the locations of Kasady’s victims. In return Eddie receives a harsh comment that digs into his past and gets under his skin. This provokes Venom, who launches his host at Cletus. This gave Cletus the opportunity to take a bite out of Eddie’s arm. The bite is hard enough to draw blood from and that’s what gives Cletus enough DNA to absorb a newly spawned symbiote. The fresh alien symbiote bonds with Cletus and creates Carnage. Eddie leaves and when Cletus is about to serve his death sentence, Carnage is let loose and breaks him and the host out of jail. The movie has a lot of action and just enough comedic moments between Venom and Eddie that ensures the viewer won’t want to look away for a second.  

The relationship between Eddie and Venom is very humorous, and they act almost like a married couple. It’s extremely entertaining and there’s never a dull moment when they’re on screen together. Woody Harrelson, who plays Cletus Kasady, also made a stunning presentation of the antagonist and perfectly fit the character of a sociopath.

The new Venom movie has certainly put the previous one to shame. Just like in the last movie, Tom Hardy’s acting is amazing. The only difference between this movie and the previous one is that his acting isn’t the only thing carrying the film. The plot is more interesting and the improved CGI makes a big difference. In the first Venom movie it was hard to tell which alien symbiote was Venom and which one was Riot, the previous antagonist, when they were fighting since they looked so similar. The short length of the movie results in it being fast paced, which keeps the viewer from getting bored. If you’re skeptical about watching the movie because of the last one,  you’ll be pleasantly surprised when walking out of the theater.