4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Well, it’s better than the first one, though it’s still pretty dumb, but it’s salvaged by some gleefully goofball immersive acting by Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, and especially Tom Hardy in the dual title role. The great superhero movie rewatch rings in the new year with Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

An excerpt:

Kelly Marcel’s script is full of some great lines, most of them Venom’s (Kasady’s are mostly pretty bog-standard oh-look-how-cool-I-am serial killer nonsense, but Harrelson delivers them well). And there are so many great bits, from Venom making a disastrous breakfast while singing, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” to Venom at a rave, to Brock mentioning ice cream and Venom complaining that he gets brain-freeze, to Kasady’s plaintive, “That’s bad journalism!” while bitching about how Brock didn’t tell his side of the story.

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