'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Review: Should You Watch or Not?

Should you hang with Eddie Brock and Venom in their next adventure "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," or will our review say otherwise?

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review - Watch or Not?

© Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

We've finally reached the release of Sony's "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." Since Venom's first outing in 2018, he and Eddie Brock have taken the next step in their relationship. They're living together! Not only does Venom literally live inside of Eddie, but they're also sharing a 1-bedroom apartment. We know Venom can't survive without a human host. But these two are really starting to get on each other's nerves. Even if they're not the best of roommates, there are important things at hand for them to resolve. There's a serial killer on the loose named Cletus Kasady. And he's enjoying the company of his own symbiote, Carnage. Will Eddie and Venom be able to stop them? You may have to see for yourself. But before you decide if "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is worth it, read our review first.

Reasons to Watch...

© Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson are completely out of their minds in the best way possible. Not only that, but they do the voice work for their respective symbiotes, and it turns out beautifully. Each of their characters are constantly playing an internal tug-of-war for their own sanity.
  • The battle between the CGI monsters is fierce and much more animated than their counterparts in the Marvel comics.
  • The film gives fans more time with Venom and builds on the relationship between Eddie and Venom.
  • Venom's snarky and blunt opinions being yelled directly into Eddie's ear make for some laughable moments.

Or Not...

© Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • Much of the film is spent setting things up for the climactic showdown of symbiotes, but when the actual moment arrives it's done in the blink of an eye.
  • The story itself is really predictable and seems to have little to no surprises other than the reveal in the post-credits scene.
  • The film relies on the loud, outrageous tone of symbiotes being funny rather than the content of what they're saying actually being funny.

Watch or Not?

So, after our review of "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," we still think you should go watch it.

If you were a fan of the first film, you're sure to enjoy this one. We finally get to see Venom come out of his shell. Certainly, there are some plot points that might be a bit basic as far as the storytelling goes, but we're here for the carnage not the story. Hardy and Harrelson go to war and answer the question, "Who has the loudest voice in their head?"

Watch it now in theaters

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

PG-13

Action

October 1, 2021

Jesse Conner

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