Spoilers Venom Let There Be Carnage discussion and reviews

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  1. Turtletrekker

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    Reviews are starting to come in for the Venom sequel. As with the first, opinions are split. Essentially, it seems that if you like what you got out of the first one, you will like what you get out of the sequel. Likewise, if you didn't care for the first one, you probably won't like this one.

    https://ew.com/movies/venom-let-there-be-carnage-movie-reviews/

    Speaking for myself, I was kind of "meh" on the first one and in the current environment, I would feel better off just waiting for home streaming. Hell, I haven't even seen Shang-Chi yet.

    Anyway come bring your spoilers here.

     
  2. Mr. Adventure

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    That was the impression I got from the trailer. There is this hyper monster drink EXTREME! vibe about these movies that reminds me of the old Spawn movie more than more recent fare which admittedly does reflect the old 90s era where these comics ruled.
     
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  3. StCoop

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    Ooh... That mid-credits scene is much more interesting than people were expecting.
     
  4. Turtletrekker

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    Having been inadvertently spoiled, I tend to agree.
     
  5. Caretaker

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    I just got back from seeing the film. Some parts I loved (Eddie and Venom's banter), some I was "meh" toward (the final battle). Although for the final battle, I appreciate it paying tribute to the classic way of Spidey defeating Venom (the church bells). A lot of the cathedral sequence right up to the fight was very Tim Burton-esque, including the music.

    I'm glad they didn't leave Carnage and Kletus Casady as an open-ended thing. The characters were fine as a one-off but too dangerous storywise to leave around.

    I actually did the 3D version and while not Avatar-impressive, it really felt like they actually tried with the 3D on this one - unlike most other 3D films of recent years.

    I am going to call that mid-credits event "The Flash" (with apologies to DC Comics). What caused it? Is it The Emergence (from Eternals)? Is is Kang's handiwork (from Loki and What If...?)? Is is Doctor Strange messing things up with his spell (Spider-Man: No Way Home)? Now that they've teased that, Marvel and Sony can't go back.
     
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  6. StCoop

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    For what it's worth...

    Tom Hardy was spotted wearing a "No Way Home" Cast/Crew baseball cap a while back.
     
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    I think Sony was only projecting $71M so that’s pretty impressive.
     
  9. Turtletrekker

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    Let There Be Carnage has hit $400M at the box office. This thread has pretty low activity for a movie that's doing not half bad at the box office. Has anyone seen this yet? As I said up thread, the first one didn't do enough for me to want to go to a theater for the 2nd in the current environment, but I am looking forward to home release. But, obviously, some people out there are watching it.

    https://deadline.com/2021/11/venom-...400-million-global-box-office-1234867905/amp/
     
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  10. fireproof78

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    I was curious too. A coworker of mine went and saw it but didn't really have high praise for it. The original was not enjoyable for me so I have no desire to seek it out.
     
  11. StCoop

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    It's now the third highest grossing (western) film worldwide of the COVID era. I enjoyed it more than the critics did but at the same time I have to ask HOW!!!

    Do people really like Tom Hardy arguing with himself that much? Because if you take him out of it you've basically got a mid-1990s straight-to-video horror movie.
     
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  12. Turtletrekker

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    The first 7 minutes.

     
  13. fireproof78

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    People like horror and Venom and Carnage always had a weird following.