‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’

Movie review and film analysis


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Jaemin Kim, Staff Writer

Eddie Brock struggles with his alien symbiote Venom to adjust to life as they both have their differences, while serial killer Cletus Kasady escapes from prison as the host of Carnage who is an anarchic spawn of Venom. Eddie and Venom must put their differences to the side as they take on “the red one”. This film is by Andy Serkis, and stars Michelle Williams, Tom Hardy, Naomie Harris, and Woody Harrelson. 

My favorite character had to be Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady in the movie. Harrelson’s performance was amazing as he was able to capture the rage and insanity inside Cletus Kasady’s mind just perfectly. He is a guy with an evil grin, multiple awards as an actor and a dark childhood all contributed to the perfect spot as Cletus Kasady, a serial killer. He also played roles as a criminal in other movies which helped him a lot since it gave him basic knowledge on what he is supposed to be as Cletus. I wish I could say that Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock was my favorite character but if I had to choose between Woody Harrelson as Cletus and Tom Hardy as Eddie I would choose Harrelson.

The movie was great. Other than the fact that I haven’t been to the movies in a long time the movie was really exciting. The movie had great action and great visuals but it lacked a storyline. The story seemed rushed as if they didn’t have enough time to make the movie. The characters were very interesting as individuals but I think we needed more time to get to know each of them. Even though the movie is only about 90 minutes long it was still a nice movie to watch. The movie felt like a 100-meter dash to the post-credit scene, but it was very worth watching.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes action and/or thriller movies. Venom is a good blend of both and has great visuals. Anyone who likes Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson will have a good time watching this movie. Each scene keeps you at the edge of your seat and Venom Let there be Carnage has a great post-credit scene that gives you many different possibilities that could happen in future Marvel movies.