With movie showtimes as early as 4 pm on September 30 in select theaters across the U.S., Venom: Let There Be Carnage is already a huge hit for critics, fans, and anyone who loves tracking box office numbers for new movie releases (we’re looking at you, AMC stockholders 🤑).
So, should you go see Venom: Let There Be Carnage in theaters? Let us help you decide.
First, let’s spit some facts.
Deadline reports that the Venom sequel racked up $11.6 million on Thursday night alone. CNET says that “if you liked the first movie, you’re going to love this sequel. And if you weren’t totally sold on the original Venom, there’s every chance you’ll like this movie a lot more.” Rendy Jones of Rendy Reviews perfectly described his impression in under 300 characters:
Me in 2018 after VENOM: Look at Sony, they trying so hard to be the MCU. ugh no creative vision.
Me in 2021 after VENOM 2: Venom is too precious to for the MCU. I don’t want Disney’s heteronormativity touching Sony’s homosexual antihero duo. #VenomLetThereBeCarnage
— Rendy Jones (@Rendy_Jones) October 1, 2021
Now, let’s get into what has people talking.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer
Moviegoers are raving about the Venom: Let There Be Carnage post-credit scene, which we won’t spoil because the whole point of this article is to help you decide if you want to go see it in theaters, NOT spoil the movie experience.
— Straight Outta Marvel Podcast (@kcnetwork702) October 1, 2021
What’s it like watching Venom: Let There Be Carnage in theaters?
Tbh, I wouldn’t know. I’m writing this from my couch 🥴 Luckily, my good friend and Hollywood.com social content queen Danielle Hurst went to the 7:30 pm showtime at the AMC Fashion District in Philly (one of our favorite Philadelphia movie theaters) for a solo date night.
So let’s show rather than tell you what it was like watching the Venom sequel in theaters:
@hollywoodstreamsThis is your sign from Hollywood.com to go on a solo date night and see Venom: Let There Be Carnage 🍿 #datenight #venom #venomlettherebecarnage #amc #newmovie♬ original sound – Hollywood.com
So, should you go watch Venom 2 in theaters?
If you read our comparison of watching the latest Cinderella remake at home versus in movie theaters, you’ll know watching in your local movie theater is the way to go if you want a distraction-free experience that truly transports you into a fictional world. So there’s one point for the movies.
Plus, you most likely won’t be able to stream Venom: Let There Be Carnage until 2022, and it will be exclusively on STARZ. So there’s another point for the movie theater.
Even Danielle, who doesn’t love action movies, enjoyed watching it.
It seems like a win-win. Have we convinced you to go on a solo date, round up your friends, or drag your boo to your local theater? Buy movie tickets and see showtimes for Venom: Let There Be Carnage at an AMC movie theater near you.
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