Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
The story was simple to a fault, with more time spent on Venom and Brock fighting than anything else.
What story there was, was as predictable as the first, maybe more so. Again, this felt like a bad 90’s script with modern special effects.
I honestly can’t stand Eddie. He’s a complete fool. Venom isn’t much better. They’re at their best when they snip at each other but still work as a team, and we didn’t see much of that.
Woody Harrelson and Naomie Harris are fantastic, over-the-top, villains. They are tragic and cheesy and wonderful. There was a little too much time spent telling us they were evil vs showing us.
Carnage was super boring.
Again, these actors are way too good for the roles.
“Oh shit! He’s a red one.” and “Those two need couples counselling.” were the best lines. Beyond that, it was pretty bad.
Visuals and Music
The special effects, cinematography, and directing were impressive. This movie looked good.
The music was excellent.
I watched this on my own and it wasn’t fun. I think it might be more fun with friends mocking it.
The acting, directing, music and visuals are spectacular. None of that saves the movie from a terrible script, unsympathetic characters, and dialogue that would feel cheap in a bad 90’s action movie.
Final Score: 1.5 Stars out of 5