Venom: Let There Be Carnage


Poster by Marvel Studios.

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” directed by Andy Serkis, is generally perceived as the average stereotypical superhero movie with a cheesy plot and rife with logical inconsistencies, desperately trying to replicate Marvel Studios’ success. However, it’s also just another cliché romantic comedy. Not between Eddie, played by Tom Hardy, and Anne, played by Michelle Williams; or Woody Harrelson’s Carnage and Naomie Harris’ Shriek. It’s a love story between Venom and Eddie. 

For the second Venom movie to be better, they should have spent more time on the ability aspect of Venom and less time making it feel like a romantic comedy,” sophomore Zach Hammons said.

The whole movie felt off kilter, especially in certain scenes where failures of worldbuilding become painfully apparent. At one point in the movie Venom connects to a woman riding a bike, but he still has the male Venom body type when in symbiote form, and this applies to nearly every other character Venom temporarily infects. This may not seem like much, but then every time he connects to Michelle Williams’ character, Anne, he always takes the thin body style of a woman, similar to how they did briefly in the 2018 predecessor, “Venom.” 

“The second ‘Venom’ movie did not feel as well produced as the first due to the extensive drama that didn’t make sense for the story,” Hammons said.

There was just nothing special about “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” unlike the past Venom movie. 2018’s “Venom” was an amazing, intense, and “edge of your seat” movie that introduced the character beautifully. Many people had very high hopes and expectations for this second movie, but the writers and directors really disappointed some people about how they managed this.

“I really loved the first ‘Venom’ movie, and I really wanted ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ to be just as good, but, I don’t think they even tried to make this movie as great as the first one,” sophomore Ryan Therman said.

With all the drama and plot issues, the movie just didn’t flow well, and many people agree they have a good idea about what they want to see in the next “Venom” movie, if Sony even makes another one.

“If they make another movie, I hope they make it closer to the first movie with action and unique battles and they should also stray away from the drama they implemented in the second movie,” said Hammons.

Let’s just hope Sony and Marvel stray away from the stereotypical “Marvel Studios movie” maker and actually listen to their fans. With the cheesy plot, lazy production and the movie being the wrong genre, the final grade of this movie is a C, and that’s generous.