Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Director: Andy Serkis
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 2.5

Reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) - still infected with the symbiotic parasite known as Venom (who subsists on human brains and chocolate) - is given the task of trying to find out where serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) has hidden all the bodies, but Cletus bites his finger, morphs into Carnage, wipes out more than a few prison guards and the goes to retrieve his girlfriend Frances (Naomie Harris), who's got a set of pipes on her.  Like the first one, this too has a silly charm to it - watching Hardy literally fight with himself shows off how committed he can be; Harrelson also has the right idea in hamming it up just so much - and the special effects are fun to watch, except Serkis forgets about half-way through that he's directing a feature film and not a video game.  These Venom movies are my "favorites" out of all the Marvel offerings because at least they seem a little self-aware as to how ridiculous they actually are....