Review: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Doubles Down on Marvel Mayhem

When Venom first opened in the fall of 2018, critics lambasted the Marvel-inspired film, which currently holds a 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

But thanks to an all-in performance by Tom Hardy as  Eddie Brock (and his man-eating alien parasite pal), audiences turned out in droves to see the film.

Venom went on to defy the odds and raked in almost $900 million at the global box office.

Naturally, a sequel was inevitable.

Eddie has reversed the decision to let Venom eat people, only allowing the thing from another world that shares his body to feast on hens and copious amounts of chocolate from the local bodega run by Mrs. Chen.

Once again, Hardy pulls double duty as the mismatched duo in a one-sided ventriloquist routine that yields some pretty effective dividends on the comedy front.