The Rotten Tomatoes score for Venom: Let There Be Carnage is slowly taking shape.
After months of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is finally hitting theatres this evening. The Tom Hardy-led sequel brings in Woody Harrelson as Carnage, one of Venom’s most sinister foes. Behind the camera, this time is Andy Serkis, who has doubled down on the first film’s insane and bonkers moments (remember that lobster tank scene?!). It looks like Hardy’s second go about as Venom will please fans as the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score is shaping up nicely.
While we weren’t the biggest fans of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the general perception around the film seems to be mostly mixed to positive. Rotten Tomatoes revealed the initial Tomatometer score an hour after reviews dropped. It stood at 72%, a fresh rating, with 29 reviews.
Now that it has been a couple of hours since reviews dropped, the Rotten Tomatoes score for the Venom sequel has slightly dipped to 71% with 38 reviews. Not a bad showing at all. On the other hand, the first Venom stands at 30% with 357 reviews. Tom Hardy recently touched upon how the first film was decimated by critics, but it’s clear that’s not the case this time around. Obviously the Venom: Let There Be Carnage number will change in the coming days as more reviews trickle in but it’s safe to say Hardy’s second time as the symbiote will skew more towards the positive side of the scale rather than the rotten.
Here is the synopsis for Sony’s first Venom film:
“The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?”
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.
Venom is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, while Andy Serkis’ Let There Be Carnage is out now in cinemas. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of Sony’s Spider-Man universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes