If you are looking for a low key date outing and an easy Friday night, you should go and check out Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Like all recent Marvel related movies, Venom has great CGI and action. The plot might be a little confusing for those who have yet to see the first movie, so go check that out first.
The movie follows the continued adventures of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and the alien symbiote Venom as they figure out living together and battling the titular Carnage. The movie jumps genres, mixing action and horror with some great body comedy. Frankly, its more of a buddy comedy movie with an Alien serial killer in the background then it is a superhero movie.
The movie is a fun thrill ride that ultimately falls slightly flat, as its short run time focuses more on setting up two sequel movies then delivering a fleshed-out story. Despite that shortcoming, I definitely had some great laughs and saw some very cool CGI.
Ultimately, the best way to describe this movie is fun, but rushed. Weird, considering we waited four years for this sequel.
Jonah van Driesum is the senior editor of Link, and co-host of our the MicroLink podcast!