Dog’s Movie House: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” a delightfully crazy romantic comedy disguised as a superhero film!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the long-delayed sequel to the 2018 hit “Venom,” a film that managed to become a success despite being a film about a Spider-Man villain that didn’t feature Spider-Man. It succeeded because of a gonzo performance by Tom Hardy, some funky special effects, and a script that gets the character right despite the familiar story beats of a standard superhero film. “Let There Be Carnage” ups the ante when it comes to the bromance between the symbiote Venom (voiced by Hardy) and Eddie Brock. The two are in full old-married couple mode when they have to face a new symbiote that has merged with a serial killer named Cletus Kasady to become the powerful Carnage. Both Venom and Eddie are forced to deal not only with their own complicated relationship but with the consequences of their actions when it comes to both Cletus and Carnage.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with my review of “Deadpool 2!”
When “Deadpool” hit theaters in February of 2016 it took the cinematic world by storm, becoming the worldwide highest grossing R-rated for a movie in history. With a witty, hilarious script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and assured direction by Tim Miller, along with a bravura performance by Ryan Reynolds as the Merc With A Mouth, “Deadpool” was unlike any other comic film made. I’m happy to say that, aside from a change in director (damn those “creative differences”), everyone’s back for the inevitable sequel, making “Deadpool 2” the rare follow-up that’s actually better than the original. Continue reading
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Ever since Chadwick Boseman suited up as the Wakandan superhero The Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” folks have been quite excited to see T’Challa return in a solo film of his own. Now that time has finally arrived and my fellow critics are falling all over themselves telling everyone how revolutionary “Black Panther” is, calling the film a game changer and as important to racial equality as King’s March In Selma. (Well, maybe not that last part, but you get the idea.) Now as a middle-aged white dude I’m in no position to speculate about the influence this movie will have on African-American moviegoers. I do know that “Black Panther” is an excellent film that does several different things from other Marvel films while firmly entrenching itself in the greater Marvel Universe. As good as “Black Panther” is, it’s still just a movie though.
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The DC/Marvel Studio war is in full swing, and the winners are the fans of comic book movies. I have high hopes for “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and I think Ben Affleck is going to make a good Dark Knight. But now you can officially color me excited for “Captain America: Civil War” after the second trailer dropped a few days ago. We finally get Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He only shows up at the end, but it certainly whets the appetite. It’s a great time to be alive for comic book movie fans. Check out the two latest trailers below and let me know what you think in the comments section. So Sayeth The Kendog!