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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 07:30 am

Venom: Let There Be Carnage skates by on witty banter

Venom: Let There Be Carnage skates by on witty banter
If there’s a distinction between the Venom movies and their myriad superhero contemporaries, it’s that Venom is unapologetically wacky.

And yet, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is oddly subdued even though 40 per cent of the movie is bombastic CGI uber-fights, each punch, stab and throwdown a case of diminishing stakes.What makes Venom: Let There Be Carnage feel unintentionally restrained is that the character is – the Venom side even laments being “caged” by Eddie.Venom: Let There Be Carnage leans into the weird but almost adorable buddy comedy dynamic between Venom and Eddie.Their relationship arc – the ups and downs, the verbal and physical fights – is Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s core story, it’s what sustains the investment.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in cinemas now.Rating: 3/5 Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in cinemas now Share your movies and TV obsessions | @wenleima

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