Venom 2: Let There be Romance?

Mateo Cole

In 2018, audiences everywhere fell in love with Eddie Brock and Venom, and with the new film released only in theaters, it tests how much of the duo people want to see.

Venom 2: Let there be Carnage stars Tom Hardy who plays the roles of Eddie Brock and the symbiote Venom, the dynamic ripped straight from the pages of the comic book. This film has been in production for a long time, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now that it has been released on October 1, 2021, it appears that plenty of people were eager to see the film in theaters, fears of the virus not strong.

“I am absolutely comfortable with going to the theaters,” senior Ian Facenda said, “It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve seen my last movie in theatres, over the summer I watched the new ‘Suicide Squad’ on HBO Max and it just didn’t feel the same, so I was incredibly excited to return to the big screen.”

For the fans, they had enough patience to see this film release into physical movie theaters. The theater Facenda viewed the film looked to be similar to how theaters were pre-pandemic, filled with people ready to see the film with their children. But to warn any parents or other siblings with younger ones: while it is a PG-13 movie, it is not made for children as there are several scenes that are very gory. But as a film itself, it received poor reviews from those interviewed. 

“Oh no, this definitely is not my favorite movie style,” mother Cynthia Cole said, “I usually enjoy watching my romcoms, although there were some elements of that funny enough, that I did enjoy.”

The film was very average, and without any spoilers for the movie itself, most people would say the film is in fact very odd. In the film the relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom is very strange, akin to a romantic relationship. A very toxic relationship. Eddie is back to work as a journalist to get his life together, but refuses to give proper attention to those who care about him, which leads the symbiote Venom to lash out. All the while Carnage is on the loose, the only one able to stop him would be Venom and Eddie themself. Overall a good idea, but not executed in the best way. This sentiment was shared by several other fans.

“If you’re a fan of Marvel, absolutely,” senior Naomi Lopez said. “Like I said, it wasn’t the best movie out there, but it was fun to watch with a couple of good friends.”