Moviefone's 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Review
Early on in 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' alien symbiote Venom (Tom Hardy) laments to his partner Eddie Brock (also Hardy), "I'm sorry I can't mend a broken heart. Emotional pain lasts longer," cementing its commitment to building on the queer themes from 2018’s ‘Venom’.
In the previous film, directed by Ruben Fleischer, investigative journalist Eddie Brock thwarts a deadly experiment by unhinged scientist Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), while becoming entangled with the ritual symbiote and losing his fiancé Anne (Michelle Williams). In a post-credits sequence, we’re introduced to serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), whose one request is to tell his story to Brock.