Venom: Let There Be Carnage Movie Review

A wild ride filled with action and comedy


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(From top to bottom) Carnage, the movie’s antagonist and Venom, the leading character.

I recently saw Venom: Let There Be Carnage. I went into the movie with high expectations and I have to say that it delivered. After giving good consideration for both the movie’s good and bad points I decided to give it a 7/10. Here’s why you should watch this 97-minute movie, for it is a true experience.

After all their time together, Eddie Brock and Venom are still struggling to coexist. As a new evil arises, death row inmate Cletus Cassidy becomes the host to an alien symbiote known as Carnage. Eddie and Venom must put aside their differences to defeat a common enemy

Official work on Venom: Let There Be Carnage began in January 2019 and filming ended February 2020. The movie was released on October 1st, 2021. The film was directed by Andy Serkis, who has played vital roles in the creation of many famous movies such as The Planet Of The Apes movies, King Kong, and Black Panther. The screenplay was written by Kelly Marcel, and the story was written by Tom Hardy (who also plays Venom himself!). Venom’s character was created by Todd McFarlane, who was also responsible for creating other characters such as Spawn and illustrating the Spider-Man comics for many years.

A different director makes a big difference in a movie’s final product because there were some major differences between Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. In Venom I favored the plot, on the other hand, in Venom 2, I favored the action and special effects, which were some of the best effects I had seen in a long time. The symbiotes, which were Venom and Carnage, looked realistic – as if I could reach out and touch them. The sound effects sounded like a T-Rex was roaring.

Another good thing about the movie were the action scenes. Though the action in the last Venom movie was a little dull, the new sequel made up for that. There were two scenes in particular where my jaw dropped at how well the scenes were written and designed. The first scene was Cletus’ prison break and the other scene was when Carnage was fighting back against the police forces. My final pro is comedy. The interactions between Venom and Eddie had me laughing more times than expected.

However, for all of the laughs and excitement that the effects generated, Venom: Let There Be Carnage was by no means a perfect movie. It had its fair share of faults. The first downside was the plot: the plot felt a little unoriginal and some of the scenes felt like they were added to make the movie longer and had no real place in the movie.

Another con is that a lot of the dialogue was inaudible because of how weird the voices of the symbiotes were or how mumbly Tom Hardy’s voice sounded. My final con was about the character design – it felt a little lackluster, Cletus (who takes on the antagonist role) and Frances (Cletus’ lover) to be specific. I feel like the characters could have been developed further in order to make them more interesting.

If it is one thing we know for sure, it is that in these last two years of quarantine, we have all been lacking action in our lives. With that being said, I deeply encourage you to go out with your friends or family and watch Venom: Let There Be Carnage. It is full of action with bits of comedy throughout the movie and it is fun for the whole family.