Venom: Let There Be Carnage


Jayleigh Draper, Editor in Chief

    Yet another Marvel movie has dropped, and just like the others, I thought that it was wonderful. I’m not much of a movie critic, so I generally like any movie with an actual plot, so pleasing me is easy. As an easy to please teenage girl, I was starstruck viewing the rather gory and violent movie(consider this a warning). The movie began with a rather tragic scene involving Cletus Kasady and his lover, “Shriek” (remembering names is difficult), who was later sent off to be locked in a facility of some sort for her rather obvious powers; screaming like a banshee. While I’m not a fan of love stories, I do find theirs to be rather endearing. I consider them to be the non-toxic Marvel version of Harley Quinn and the Joker. It’s a rather embarrassing comparison. Moving on from tragic love stories, we have the comedic one between Eddie Brock and Venom. The transition from Cledus Kasady’s villain origin story to Eddie’s current life with Venom is one that is comedic, showing a morning struggle between the two that will likely leave you laughing with the rest of the viewers. This is pretty much the last scene of complete peace before Eddie ends up in several altercations between both the good and the bad guys. To keep from spoiling the movie, I’m gonna skip out on specifics and just let you know that the altercation between Eddie and Cletus led to like, the entire rest of the movie and therefore leads to the scene that I so desperately want to talk about. I will say that the scenes in between are just fluff, albeit slightly heartbreaking fluff. Now on to the best scene in the movie; the big fight scene that we all expect from a Marvel movie of any kind. Once again, I typically don’t enjoy fight scenes that much, but this one left me starstruck. The cinematography and the conflict enamored me especially, as Cletus had only wanted to go so far, but Carnage had many other plans. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire scene. The CGI done in this scene is phenomenal, and the reference to Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman rendered me nearly breathless because I am slightly dramatic when I am able to be. Cletus and Shriek’s yearning for each other in the middle also provides some tragedy in the midst of the chaos, something that kept me hanging onto this scene. I highly recommend seeing Venom: Let There Be Carnage, now go watch it.