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Marvel returns with another fast-paced, action-filled movie. Marvel does not hold back in the recent film, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”

Christian Naujokaitis, Staff Reporter

Most superhero movie-watchers are aware of Spiderman, but even fewer people know the story of the “evil” Spiderman, Venom. Venom is the darker, bigger and scarier version of Spiderman. There are a few differences though, Venom is alive and he needs a human body to function. That human body is journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy). 

Disclaimer: Spoilers may be spilled 

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” came out on Oct. 1, almost exactly three years after the original “Venom” came out. In the original movie, we learn that Venom is an alien symbiote that is in liquid form, that survives off of a host. As bad as Venom sounds, he isn’t necessarily a villain, which makes him unique. He does have bad morals, like eating humans to survive, but he can also get around that. In the recent movie, we learn that he loves chocolate and he associates human brains with M&M’s. 

Remember, the original “Venom” came out three years ago, so when I went into the movie I didn’t have much knowledge about what happened, but I knew a general idea. I feel that the start of “Let There Be Carnage” recapped what happened in the recent movie very well. It helped refresh my memory of how “Venom” finished. 

“Let There Be Carnage” was filled with action. Once the action started it did not stop. In my opinion, I thought that was a little odd. For context, a serial killer by the name of Cletus Kasady breaks out of jail. He is looking for Eddie Brock because Eddie found the evidence that proved Cletus guilty. There is barely any downtime between when Cletus escapes and when he finds Eddie. It was a very short movie in just one hour and thirty-seven minutes. Recently, Marvel’s theme has been to make longer movies, so “Let There Be Carnage” just flew by. I just needed time to breathe, and I never got that chance. I think it felt rushed but it was still relatively easy to follow.

I have a very particular sense of humor, meaning it’s hard to make me laugh. “Venom” made me laugh multiple times and for good reason. I was one of few that laughed during the movie, and there were quite a few people in the theatre. I’m not ashamed I laughed; it was a funny-action-packed movie. The rival between Venom and the host Eddie Brock was hilarious since they are polar opposites.

Overall, I really enjoyed “Let There Be Carnage” and I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in superhero movies. The only flaw to the movie is how fast-paced it was. It also made it stand out because rarely do movies follow that pattern. Marvel movies always have a clip after the credits and let’s just say, I am excited to see if Venom will show up in a Spiderman movie that is coming out in December.