Movie Review: Carnage at The Movies! (Venom)

Venom: Let There be Carnage movie poster

Venom: Let There be Carnage movie poster

Sam Shoneman, Writer

Following Marvel’s Black Widow and Shang Chi, Venom: Let There Be Carnage hit the theaters on October 1st. This new, action, sci-fi movie is the sequel to the previous Venom movie released in 2018. While the original Venom did not reach the satisfaction that Sony was looking for (and personally, I agree), the sequel focuses on the symbiotic relationship between Venom and his host, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy).

Venom: Let There Be Carnage was way better than its predecessor in multiple ways. For one, it provides a special bond of

Venom movie poster including the main cast.

friendship between Venom and Eddie Brock, and it also includes more character development for Brock’s ex girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams). Not only that, the movie introduces some new, intricate characters like the psychopath Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), Shriek (Naoime Harris), and Detective Mulligan (Stephen Graham). If you have lost the will to see the new Venom after watching the lowly-rated original, believe me, you will end up enjoying the sequel much more!

          The film’s main conflict really puts the audience on edge when a mentally insane serial killer gets a similar symbiote to Venom’s and goes on a killing spree to save his love, Shriek. Meanwhile, Venom and Eddie Brock are having some “relationship problems”. Unsurprisingly, Venom: Let There Be Carnage has a PG-13 rating, due to frightening jump scares, a disturbing element of a mental illness, and multiple swears thrown around. Overall, the story is strong- the talented writers have a knack for making the audience empathize with the villain along with rolling on the floor in laughter.

          This film was very important movie for Marvel and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). When the first Venom came out, it was produced by Sony who had the rights to popular names, such as Spiderman, the X-Man. In between the 2018 film and the 2021 Venom, Marvel gained the full rights to all of those franchises. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the newest film to introduce the Venom universe into the MCU. This sets up multiple future Marvel releases that could possibly have a Venom appearance. Since this is a Marvel movie, make sure to stick around for the end-credits scene

          Venom: Let There Be Carnage has revived the “Venom” name. With Marvel now at the driver’s seat, the film brings suspense, heartbreak, humor and much more! Also, this is a great time to hit the theaters with friends and family since Regal Cinemas has completely redone its interior (it is just ten minutes away from Franklin High School). Hope you enjoy the movie!