Venom: Let There Be Carnage: Movie Review

Efficiently effective, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is simple and short enough to never really be problematic. And while it was obvious where the film had issues, with its fast-paced sequences and break-neck speed, audiences will be hard-pressed to really notice anything wrong at first viewing.
Since the symbiote Venom has been living inside his body, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) has been struggling to cope. Venom likewise has been having a hard time not being able to eat humans as he is used to. Their relationship grows awry and eventually the two decides to part ways. But are forced to work together again to stop Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), a serial killer who has grown even dangerous as he also has his own symbiote who calls itself Carnage.
"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" knows that it's the kind of experience that if it went too serious, it will mess the whole thing up. While being too shallow, people wouldn't take it too seriously. This sequel was able to balance both of these aspects well. The film never feeling too dumb but never really feeling special also. It's just okay, it's just good enough. At the center of the film's peculiar charm was the relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom. The banter between both was still funny and definitely different - even the second time around. Story-wise, this is probably the film's weakest point. It doesn't really have any complicated plot points and the way characters were developed were half-baked and rushed (but actually forgivable). At the center of why "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" was able to transcend its issues was its action. It was fast, fun, and intense. It was probably how the whole film felt too. You have little time to really process its problems and issues as the film just provided wave after wave of entertaining bits.This sequel doesn't really make this franchise feel special or memorable but it will at least entertain you once again.    
Rating: 3 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
- fast, fun, and efficently crafted to be enjoyable

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- character development and progression was non-existent especially for the villains
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