Movie Review-Venom: Let There Be Carnage


Tom Hardy, actor for Eddie Brock, pictured at a comic con.

Olivia Tingle, Reporter

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” is an action/sci-fi movie sequel directed by Andy Serkis. It was released in theaters only, on October 1, 2021. The narrative follows both Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) with their symbiotes and the difference in how each person uses their abilities.

The second installment of the franchise reintroduces Eddie Brocks and Venom’s dwindling relationship, which leads to them splitting apart and trying to continue life without the other. This proved difficult for the two due to a known killer, Cletus Kasady, breaking out of prison with a vendetta against Eddie Brock, because of an article he wrote which lead to Cletus Kasady being put on death row. Along with Cletus’s symbiote, Carnage, wanting to kill Venom to gain his power. In order to save the city of San Francisco from Carnage the pair needs to overcome their disagreements to stop Cletus Kasady.

The problems that the first installment caused also had an impact on how the movie played out. Due to the deaths caused by Venom both him and Eddie were forced into hiding. Throughout the film they remain under suspicion by law enforcement and are kept under a watchful eye by multiple cops. Even as the death rate rises at a rapid pace. They continue to use Eddie to gain information about Cletus Kasady by using his job as a reporter.

The movie discusses the different sides to a relationship and that being able to properly communicate can save everyone involved time. In the case of, Cletus Kasady being able to listen and understand someone’s story could save their life.

The acting in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” was unnatural and strained, but still had some emotional moments along with good comedic timing. If you are interested in an action filled movie with a strong central plot, I would recommend this movie. I rate it three out of five shields.