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October 1, 2021

At the Movies: With humor, ‘Venom 2' leans into relationships

AP Film Writer

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is best when it's not trying to be a comic book movie.

That fact may not bode especially well for future spinoffs and integrations within the so-called “Spider-Verse,” but one senses that director Andy Serkis, screenwriter Kelly Marcel and star/producer Tom Hardy are aware of this weakness. And they made the smart choice to lean into the oddball relationship between Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote Venom.

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