(2021) (Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Sci-Fi/Superhero: Infected by an alien parasite that can control and change the physical attributes of his body and speaks to him inside his mind, a down-on-his-luck reporter must contend with a serial killer who ends up with the same condition.
Eddie Brock (TOM HARDY) is an investigative reporter who works in San Francisco and has just learned that his former fiancée, lawyer Anne Weying (MICHELLE WILLIAMS), is now engaged to Dr. Dan Lewis (REID SCOTT). Eddie is shaken by this development, while the alien parasite inside him known as Venom -- that can not only alter his physical shape but also talks to him inside his head -- is angry and wouldn't mind eating Dan, what with his appetite for humans.
Things become more complicated when serial killer Cletus Kasaday (WOODY HARRELSON) wants Eddie to write his life story but in doing so secretly gets a message to his locked away, mutant girlfriend, Frances Barrison (NAOMIE HARRIS), who can emit destructively loud screams. While interviewing Cletus, Venom emerges and attacks the man who then bites Eddie, thus getting part of Venom inside him. His alien alter-ego, Carnage, then emerges and allows Cletus to escape and free Frances.
As they go on a rampage of revenge and destruction and as Det. Mulligan (STEPHEN GRAHAM) tries to figure out what's going on, Eddie must contend with his rocky relationship with Venom and the new danger presented by Carnage.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of the first film or are die-hard comic book movie fans in general, they probably will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material, and suggestive references.
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