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Venom: Let There Be Carnage directed by Andy Serkis finds us back with Eddie Brock/Venom played by Tom Hardy together once again, trying to figure out how to coexist with one another with Venom constantly wanting to eat people instead of chicken and Eddie looking for a story that will put him back on top. In this sequel, we find that Eddie and Anne played by Michelle Williams are no longer together but still care for one another. Eddie and Venom love Anne but don’t take to kindly to her new fiancée Dan played by Reid Scott.
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One of the main plots of the story is that of serial killer Cletus Kasady played by Woody Harrelson. Woody is good at playing psychotic killers and this is no different. He gives a solid performance. Cletus has a love interest named Frances Barrison also known as Shriek played by Naomie Harris. Cletus and Frances found each other in their youth at a children’s home before Frances was taken away to the Ravenscroft Institute. While being taken away, Frances tried to escape by attacking police officer Mulligan and using her scream powers to getaway but not before Mulligan shoots her in the eye.
Later Mulligan played by Stephen Graham enlists Brock to help use his connection with Cletus to find the bodies of his victims before he is condemned to death. Cletus and Eddie meet and while speaking Cletus bites Eddie and realizes there is something different about him. Amid being put to death and the drugs that are used ignite Carnage inside of Cletus.
Overall, there were negatives and positives in this movie. The scriptwriter Kelly Marcel needed to tighten up the story. A lot of the Cletus’ story was put on post cards and drawings to illustrate the connection between Cletus and Shriek. I get that this is supposed to be a buddy cop story between Venom and Eddie but some of the comedy or funny moments in the movie fell flat at times. Some of the audio for Venom came across muffled and unclear. At one point of the story Venom and Eddie have a physical fight which to me symbolizes the internal struggle between wanting to do good and to be accepted. They both have just have different approaches on how to get there. The third act was the strongest. The fight between Carnage and Venom was good and the end credit scene was a jaw dropper. Not saying Venom: Let There Be Carnage doesn’t have its moments, but I liked the first one better.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a movie that you can wait until it’s on a streaming service and I’m disappointed to say that.
Let me know what you thought about Venom: Let there Be Carnage? Did you like it? What did you think about the end credit scene? Let’s discuss.