I have watched Venom more times than I care to admit…okay I’ve seen it four times, and every viewing has never been all that fun. The beginning of the movie is boring, the end of the movie is boring, the only part that is somewhat entertaining is the middle section and that part doesn’t last very long.
The best thing about Venom however was the relationship between Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock (I still think Brock is written for an actor younger than Hardy but Tom just had to make it work, same goes for Michelle Williams’ character) and Venom so I figured the sequel, with all of that origin story nonsense out of the way, had the potential to be kind of fun.
Then I saw Woody Harrelson’s character, a psychopath named Cletus Kasady who seems to have some sort of connection to Eddie Brock (Brock probably got him put in the asylum where he’s being confined) and he’s just laughable to look at. He already looks ridiculous and his hair looks even worse.
So, with that in mind, I didn’t feel the urge to see this Venom sequel but after watching G.I. Joe Origins: Snake Eyes this July my philosophy for the rest of the year has been, “Oh what the heck. It can’t be worse than Snake Eyes.”
So, in roughly two weeks time Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be coming out and I’m kind of excited to maybe see it. The first reactions for the film have been positive but they were from fans at a premiere fan-event for the movie. The main thing that sprung from the fans’ first viewing of the movie was the hype over the post-credit scene. Apparently, it’s big!
And judging from the leaked intel, well, it’s a massive game-changer and will undoubtedly lead to some HUGE implications for the future of Venom.
So yeah, I’m kind of intrigued to see this film. Will I ultimately see it? I’m still twiddling my thumbs over that but ultimately, I can’t wait to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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2 thoughts on “Why Am I Getting Excited for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’?”
That’s a lot of times to watch a movie you didn’t like. Haha. I think the first one worked because it, at the very basic level, captured the look of Venom and had him wanting to eat brains. That’s basically all they needed to do to make Venom fans happy. He’s basically a horror creature so he seems to draw in superhero as well as horror fans. For the broader audience, the Hardy performance was a lot of fun and the idea of being possessed by a creature who is trying to turn you into a monster was intriguing. The mix of playing it for both horror and comedy worked pretty well.
I think the best fan-casting for Carnage would’ve been Jackie Earle Haley. But maybe in keeping with the comedic tone of the first movie, they thought Woody Harrelson would be able to add more dark humor to the role. His hair at least seems to look a little less Ronald McDonald-ish in the Venom 2 trailers. It’s very pleasing to see them capture the visual look of the fully transformed Carnage so accurately. That is the movie’s strongest-selling point. I think that Carnage is probably the most popular Marvel or DC character remaining who has never been seen in a live-action movie or TV show before now. So I expect the movie to do as well at the box office as Black Widow or Shang-Chi.
I haven’t spoiled the post-credits scene for myself yet, so I don’t know what it’s all about, but obviously I can make an educated guess based on everyone being excited about it.
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We’ll see. I’m very interested to see how it does at the box-office.
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