Thursday, January 06, 2022

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson

“We should be out there snacking on bad guys!” 

Not every comic book movie needs to be a dark, dreary affair – sometimes they can just be fun and remind us why we ever gravitated to that 7-11 spinner rack in the first place. Like Andy Sirkis’ VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE which finds down-on-his-luck reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) looking to get back on top by getting a scoop on serial killer Cletus Kasaday (Woody Harrelson in a succession of bad hairpieces). 

After an encounter between Kasaday, Brock and Venom (Brock’s sentient alien symbiote) leads to the creation of an evil, red symbiote named Carnage, it’s up to the bickering Brock and Venom to take him down. Better than the original, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE is freed up from the weight of any dull origin story and treats the viewer to lots of big, dumb, loud fun. GRADE: B+.

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE is available from Redbox and via Amazon. – Dan Taylor

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