Let There Be Venom

The Stream: Movie has no storyline and feels rushed

The Big Screen: Very funny and action sequences

The Final Bill: Venom does his Venom thing again to a pointless storyline

– S2S: Movie Review
Director: Andy Serkis
Writers: Kelly Marcel (screenplay by), Tom Hardy (story by)
Stars: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes (stay for a mid-credit scene)
Production Companies: Marvel Entertainment, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Platform: Released in theater October 1, 2021

*I love the smell of vengeance in the morning!*

What am I saying?! Welcome back, Streamers! This weekend we got the long awaited sequel to one of our favorite anti-hero movies, Venom. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was released this weekend on the big screen, and the MCU has continued it’s run of expanding the its universe.

*Yes, and they had to before I ate their heads for a snack.*

Who said that?! Anyway, for those of you who may remember, Venom was reviewed on our Facebook page years ago. Here’s a reminder: “Venom: ‘…7.9… Definitely catch the Matinee… If you feel froggy pay full. Entertaining film… A little dragged out and would’ve appreciated more antagonist development…. But go catch a laugh or two” and “the [poor] reviews aren’t fair to whether you will laugh or be entertained…. the reviews are right about Michelle… she’s awful [in this movie] LOL’ “. For this sequel, I must say, the review is almost exactly the same. A major difference comes in the run time being 107 minutes for Venom versus just 83 minutes for Let There Be Carnage. Whereas the first movie dragged on a bit, this movie is short and pretty quick. Actually, almost too quick to the point that nothing really happened. It was a bunch of one liners and explosions. I’m with it, but it’s just not typical to what the MCU has produced recently. I think it makes sense for this type of side character of the MCU though. Realistically, this storyline goes nowhere at all. At least with the first film we got introduced to Eddie, the symbiotes and etc. This sequel was literally just a laugh and dash movie that really didn’t further anything.

*Speak for yourself, turd*

Who’s calling me a turd? I’m trying to say this movie actually feels funnier than the first. Tom Hardy/Venom have a really funny and fun relationship and dialogue with each other. Kelly Marcel and Tom Hardy did a pretty good job of writing this movie. They even made Michelle Williams remotely palatable in this go round. Either way, viewers know what they came to see. The fights and the laughs were quite entertaining. The biggest flop in this film was Woody’s hair piece. That joker was horrible! I’m surprised no one in filming said, “We have to change this mess.” Otherwise, the rest of the cast like Naomie Harris are alright for what they do. They made her pretty creepy and crazy and I was for it. They could’ve done a bit more with her talents, but I’m not mad at it. Either way, the cast and their performances are pretty solid but rushed.

*I should be snacking on movie reviewers*

S2S: Official Rating Scale

I think I need to hurry up. While the MCU rarely misses, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the closest they can get without missing. They produced an entertaining and funny film but just not typical to their usual cinematic fare. If you enjoyed Venom then you’ll enjoy him even more this time but if you’re looking for a storyline wait for Spiderman: No Way Home. Grab a bowl of popcorn, or the matinee, to make sure your money is spent well. I think that’s all I can say because I might have a symbiote problem. Someone bring me some gongs and bells!!!