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“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Early Reactions Delight in Film’s Insanity

The first reactions from critics who have seen Venom: Let There Be Carnage are spreading like an alien symbiote across the internet. The good news for fans of the 2018 original? Let There Be Carnage is even more bonkers. Director Andy Serkis has picked up where the original left off and leaned into the lunacy, and the early takes are that the film, and Tom Hardy especially, are reveling in the madness. As fair warning, however, know that if you go snooping on Twitter too deeply, there are some people spilling plot points, so be careful. We’ve included just a few reactions below to give you a taste of what to expect without divulging any of the film’s twists.

Hardy plays Eddie Brock, of course, the reporter turned human host for Venom, an alien symbiote who has a penchant for eating his enemies (and others, frankly). In Let There Be Carnage, Eddie and Venom are more or less a romantic item (Andy Serkis has called their relationship the film’s central romance), and while you chew on that tasty morsel, remember that Let There Be Carnage features another alien symbiote, the titular Carnage, riding shotgun in the human body of killer Cleatus Kasady (Woody Harrelson). Kasady has a main squeeze, Frances Barrion (Naomie Harris) who also has the ability to kill people with a scream, hence her other name, Shriek.

So there’s plenty of madness to go around, with a great cast (including Michelle Williams, returning as Anne Weying) and a talented director. If you liked Venom, sounds like you’re going to love Let There Be Carnage.

Now let’s get to those early reactions, which are all spoiler-free. Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theaters on October 1.

And it really sounds like the post-credits scene is a must-see:

And finally, if you want to get roasted by Venom on Twitter, well, you can:

For more on Venom: Let There Be Carnage, check out these stories:

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Featured image: An image from “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.” Courtesy Sony Pictures.

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