Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The first film was carried by Hardy's chaotic performance and bonkers narrative momentum, and Let There Be Carnage is almost like an anti (modern) blockbuster: Its primary focus is the heavily queer-coded relationship between Eddie and Venom with action-blips of the intense digital work Serkis has helped revolutionize. Venom and Carnage's aesthetic are tentacling ink and blood, powerful and rating-pushing brutality.

I would imagine that Hardy's performance(s) will be better than whomever wins the Oscar this year; scene to scene, Venom 2 is often Hardy's exclusively, bantering and sweet-talking the parasite falling in love with its sweaty, human host. I would like a Venom movie without action, just cooking and being silly with their pet chickens.

The first film is very good, and this is one of the most enjoyable comic films ever; I needed this goofiness.

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