I’ve been looking forward to this movie since the first one ended. That anticipation grew by an order of magnitude when I learned Woody Harrison would be the villain in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. But recently, when I learned Venom: Carnage had a 90-minute runtime I grew concerned. I knew there would be a lot of action in the movie. That wouldn’t leave much time for character, plot building, and most importantly humor.
Turns out, the action in *Venom: Carnage* isn’t really all that great. There’s a lot of punching, throwing, stabbing, etc. But it’s all somewhat pointless because of the character’s ability to morph. Like what really hurts the character besides loud noises and fire? So all the action antics really amount to not much. Unless there’s humor added to the mix. And this movie didn’t add much. In fact, I don’t recall laughing out loud more than once.
Woody Harrison was exactly what you’d expect for his psychopathic character. The actor did a good job, but unfortunately, the story really doesn’t develop the character properly. We get a very brief cartoon backstory of Cletus’ life, but that’s not enough to forgive him for what he’s done. A good story would have given the audience just a little bit of sympathy for the character, and there was none.
This movie wasn’t bad at all. There were plenty of enjoyable scenes. It’s just that it didn’t come close to reaching its potential.
This is a short movie—less than 90 minutes, including the extras in the end credits. I have 1 Recommended Peetime—the middle one— and 2 Emergency Peetimes—1st and last.
|Rated:||(PG-13) Disturbing Material | Action | Intense Sequences of Violence | Some Strong Language | Suggestive References|
|Genres:||Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller|
|Starring:||Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris|
|Writer(s):||Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy|
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