Movie review: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

Bob GarverSpecial to the Valley NewsWhen we last saw reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), he had formed an uneasy alliance with Venom (also Hardy), the symbiote living in his body. A symbiote is basically a second personality that can interact with its host, but also occasionally appear in physical form as a being with superpowers. The setup is reminiscent of “Malignant,” a horror movie from a few weeks ago. But this movie spent millions of dollars on a CGI Venom, whereas that movie spent what looked to be a couple of hundred bucks on a puppet. The puppet was way creepier.The sequel sees Eddie and Venom settled down, but the alliance is still uneasy. Venom wants to eat people, but Eddie won’t let him eat anything smarter than a chicken. Eddie is trying to regain his credibil
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