Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Noisy violence and forced comedy in poor super-sequel.

PG-13 2021 90 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 65 reviews

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age 14+

Long, meandering, pointless and violent

This film felt like a complete waste of time after finishing it. I saw the first one and thought it was meh to ok. There were parts that were ok with some so-so parts. This film though is all over the place, it does not know what it wants to be or do and so you have good actors (Hardy and Harrelson), who frankly could have been anyone because they were not given much to do to assist their arcs. The film felt long, meandering and pointless.
age 9+

Funny entertaining sequel is not as violent as the original.

This is a great sequel that is hilarious and is better than the first, however it is still pretty inappropriate, here is everything you need to know before watching it WARNING SPOILER ALERT!!!!!! Violence: 3/5: This sequel is not as violent as the first at all, but it is still pretty violent. In the beginning sequence we see a man shoot a woman in the eye (it is not as violent as I am making up it seem) while she falls out of a truck. We later see carnage’s origin story where it depicts (shown in a animation) that his heart stopped when he was a baby, then he is then revived. He then is shown pushing his grandma (that is in a wheelchair) down the stairs and he puts a hair dryer in his moms shower which kills her by electrocution. Carnage bites Eddie and when he gets his powers he kills guards by slamming them all over the place. In one scene, he kills a guard begging for his life saying “Please, I got family!” But carnage doesn’t listen and sticks his tongue so deep in his mouth which somehow kills him. When going to a gas station carnage knocks an innocent man out and stomps on him (we see the movement of his stomp but we do not see the person he is stomping on) In the final fight sequence, it is implied that carnage bites a priests head off (we see his teeth going over the priests head but we cut away right away) in the end sequence Venom eats the carnage symbiotes and then bites the host’s (Cletus) head off but it is a comedic moment. Language: 3/5: D*ck and sh*t are said. I am pretty sure ass is said a few times. F*ck is said once and someone calls another person a p*ssy Sex 1/5: Cletus kisses someone passionately a few times, and a woman seduces venom by calling him sexy Drinking drugs and smoking 2/5: Venom uses hosts to get extremely drunk and then goes to another host once the other hosts body can’t take it any more. Overall: it is a hilarious movie that I definitely recommend checking out.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing

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