Released on October 1st in the USA, Venom 2 has generated a lot of reactions! While waiting for the film to land in France in 2 weeks, here is an anthology of the first reviews of this sequel still carried by Tom Hardy.
Venom, the first of its name, released just 3 years ago, had not really won over the French press, which awarded it a small 1.8 star on DashFUN (average over 21 reviews). The spectators, for their part, did not shy away from their pleasure, evaluating the film at 3.2 stars (average obtained on more than 10,000 ratings).
With the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, is the trend going to be the same? In any case, the film with Tom Hardy made a monstrous start in the USA, the best since the Covid pandemic, with $ 90 million in revenue.
While waiting for the French-speaking opinions on this feature film stamped Marvel, here is a small anthology of the reactions aroused by the film across the Atlantic.
For Dan Casey of Nerdist, “Venom 2 is an ultra-violent, deliciously self-aware rom-com. Tom Hardy gives 200% of himself. Don’t miss the post-credits scene!”
Simon Thompson, reporter for Forbes and Variety: “Venom 2 is a roller coaster ride that goes by at full speed. The action sequences are crazy and dizzying. Tom Hardy is clearly having a blast. The carnage is savage. The movie is absolutely bonkers.”
According to Scott Mendelson, who lends his pen to Forbes, “Venom 2 is a 95 minute claustrophobic movie. Tom Hardy is having a lot of fun and Woody Harrelson is having a blast, but the rest of the cast have too little screen time or opportunities to play. interacting with the symbiotes. It’s fun, but light. My kids preferred it to the first. “
“Okay, Venom 2 is stupid, but he’s also a lot of fun”, admits Chris Killian, who works at ComicBook.com. “I enjoyed it more than the first installment. It almost sounds like a 2003 R-rated superhero movie that was adapted for TV. There are real echoes with Ben Affleck’s Daredevil. PS : The post-credits scene alone is worth the trip to the cinema. “
Actress and producer Roxy Striar was also thrilled by Andy Serkis’ feature film. “If you liked the first Venom (like me), there’s a good chance you liked this second installment (like me). If you didn’t like the first movie, there’s still a good chance that you liked Venom 2. It’s silly. It’s messy. It’s short. It’s funny. It’s my cup of tea. “
“Venom 2 is so charming and so pure”, gets carried away Robert Daniels of LA Time. “I have come to really love this sincere and unique franchise.”
The silly and funny side seems to come out of almost every review, like that of Kristen Page-Kirby of the Washington Post. “Did I like Venom 2? Yes really a lot!” She adds in her review: “This suite occupies the same comfortably silly space as its predecessor. If you liked the first one, you’ll like this one.”
The Playlist, by the pen of Rodrigo Perez, is much less forgiving, calling Venom 2 a “ridiculous mess”.
CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg thinks Venom 2 “is better than the first opus, but not by much”. In his review, he rates the film 2 stars and states that it offers a more cohesive story than Venom 1, without going to great lengths to change things. According to the journalist, the feature film suffers from the same problems as the first one directed by Ruben Fleischer, which was “ridiculously bad”.
On the IndieWire side, Venom 2 is rated C +, as article editor Kate Erbland explains: “Absolutely, positively, the most enthusiastic C + rating I’ve ever given a movie! I had a blast with Venom and Eddie Brock, and everything this wacky show tries to give us.”
The Guardian, who rates the feature film 2 stars, does not go there by 4 ways: “It’s a bunch of monster mush that should never have left the lab,” asserts Benjamin Lee.
“This sequel turns into a slapstick bloodbath about two threesomes in desperate need of group therapy. The film thrives in high energy moments and thrives on low expectations.”, writes Amy Nicholson in the columns of the New York Times.
Venom: Let The Be Carnage lands on October 20 in France.