Venom: Let There Be Carnage

 Venom: Let There Be Carnage

I finally had the chance to watch Venom: Let there be Carnage, and I hesitate to write this review because it is hard to find something good to say about it. The fact that I did not care for this movie is a pretty big deal because I usually enjoy most movies. Let’s just rip the bandaid off. I do not recommend Venom 2. 


4/10 or a D. 


What were some redeeming qualities? Woody Harrelson’s weird character and his portrayal were entertaining. He pulled off the quirky crazy very well. Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock was spot on. I just did not care for Eddie Brock at all. In the first one, I empathized with him more and rooted for his success. In Let There Be Carnage (LTBC), I was over him. Kudos to Tom Hardy for carrying it off though. 


As much as I enjoy watching Naomie Harris on screen, her portrayal as Shriek was cringe-worthy. It was not the character which, interestingly enough, I found to be pretty badass towards the end (only because she did not take crap from anyone), but her voice and accent that grated on my nerves. The character seemed forced like she was trying too hard. 


The flow of the story was decent actually. It just did not come together well in execution. The attempts at comic relief were a fail except with Mrs. Chen. I rather enjoyed the scene with her in the shop and she had to interact with Anne. Clearly, a big-budget movie that did not disappoint in regards to the special effects, but missed the mark in the overall presentation. Andy Serkis was the director on this and, unfortunately, as the director the blames lies at his feet. 

 


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