Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the sequel to 2018’s Venom. The film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was directed by Andy Serkis who some may know as the director of Beathe (2017) or Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018). Most however, will know Andy Serkis as Gollum from The Lord Of The Rings (2002).
What is Venom: Let There Be Carnage about?
According to IMDB, the film has the following synopsis “Eddie Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution.”
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review
When I heard that Venom (2018) was getting a sequel, I was very excited. The first film in this series was one of my favourite recent superhero films and even still, I find it incredibly funny to watch. My main worry about the sequel was if they were going to be able to capture the tone of the first film once again and do it well enough a second time around. Luckily, the film’s new director Andy Serkis did a great job with the sequel and captured much of what was great about the first film, whilst not making it feel like just a re-hash of all the same old jokes.
For the last year or so I have been getting a little tired of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as I feel like there’s such an oversaturation of it not just in the cinemas, but also now on TV. But just when I thought I’d had enough of these films, along came Venom 2 and my interest is now as high as ever. For any Marvel film fan, I strongly recommend that if you do watch this at the cinema this weekend, that you stay for the end credits seen. There’s something very special there.
The actors in Venom: Let There Be Carnage all are quite good. But now that it’s been a few days since I’ve seen the film, I have to say the only performances I do remember that stayed with me were from Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson. Tom Hardy was good this time around and he seems to play Eddie Brock with ease. Woody Harrelson did a lot of work by the looks of it to get things right when playing Cletus Kassady and was great in this film. As an actor, Harrelson brought a lot of charisma into it and was good to see because opposite Tom Hardy’s performance a high energy character really helped the film.
The action scenes are a big thing when it comes to wanting to see this at the cinemas. I think they don’t really disappoint at all, in fact they’re very good. The film is a little CGI heavy, mostly due to Venom being a animated character, but it’s well done. There are some scenes where I do wonder how they were created and whether or not Venom was a person in a suit with a animated head or if the entire body was animated. I won’t find out until the blu-ray release I guess, that is of course if we’re lucky enough to get a special feature that covers this topic.
Music is a highlight, the film’s soundtrack is quite good. I don’t think I heard the famous theme from Eminem this time around, unless I missed it. But whatever mix of music that was there, seemed to suit the movie quite well.
In the end, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a film that’s a bunch of fun. I recommend going to see it if you’re a fan of the comic book movie genre. If you’re a Marvel movie fan, you do not want to miss this movie and you definitely want to stay for the end credits scene. Both Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson were very entertaining in this film, but the other cast members are a little forgettable. If you’re looking a film with a lot of action and a little bit of comedy to see at the cinema this weekend, then Venom: Let There Be Carnage definitely should be the top of your list this week.
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage
If you're a Marvel movie fan, you do not want to miss this movie and you definitely want to stay for the end credits scene. Both Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson were very entertaining in this film, but the other cast members are a little forgettable. If you're looking a film with a lot of action and a little bit of comedy to see at the cinema this weekend, then Venom: Let There Be Carnage definitely should be the top of your list this week.
- Action scenes
- Woody Harrelson
- Tom Hardy
- Post credits scene
- Some of the cast are forgettable