The Fantasy Review‘s Spoiler-Free Review of Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021).
I talked about the wasted potential of Venom (2018) in my review of that movie, but that is nothing compared to the disappointment of Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021).
Tom Hardy was great, as always, shining in his role as Eddie Brock. He isn’t given the best material to work with, but it’s in his body language and attitude where we see his character come through.
Another great performance was by Woody Harrelson who played Carnage. He does the twisted serial killer pretty well, especially for the darkly comedic tone of the movie.
What plot? Where was it? What the hell did I even watch? Those are not questions you want to be thinking to yourself when watching a movie.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a soulless movie, even in its attempts to show the strange friendship between Venom and Eddie, or give a tragic backstory to the villain – it all felt empty and pointless.
Act 3 felt forced and contrived, which brought me completely out of the movie. I just wanted to skip through it to the end because you know what’s going to happen and the conclusion just isn’t interesting enough to care about how they get there.
This movie is not worth the time it takes to watch. Read a summary of it online if you want to know what happens – it’ll be a more enjoyable experience than sitting through that mess, even with the odd highlight.