Review: Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Eddie (Tom Hardy) is trying to get his career back on track with Venom living inside him when a convicted serial killer, Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) insists he be the one to interview him before he is executed. When Kasady gets a taste of the symbiote within Eddie, he comes the foil to Venom; Carnage.
The first Venom is a film I'd classify as "so bad, it's funny" so that's exactly where my expectations were for this one. Throw in the very excitable director, Andy Serkis, and I had hopes this would be both dumb and fun. And it is!
There's plenty about this film that works, Eddie and Venom are a funny duo, there's a great dick joke that lands perfectly. Harrelson plays Carnage like an over the top weirdo at a poetry slam, Michelle Williams clearly still has someone pointing a gun at her off screen because she is doing the bare minimum here. That's the fun and dumb I was looking for. At a brisk 90 minutes, we don't have time to drag, which is nice because the plot of this movie is pretty stupid. There's a love story between Carnage and Francis Barrison (Naomie Harris) and I just do not know where she was going with her character. I feel like the script itself only got one pass and no one noticed the plethora of inconsistencies within.
But, it's what I wanted. Dumb and fun, and the mid credits scene is highly intriguing, though I know some people will absolutely hate it. Me? I'm excited.
Memorable Quote: "Fuck this guy!" - Venom (Tom Hardy)