For a movie that’s only the first half of something and that moves not unlike one of its own hulking, gargantuan sandworms through a planet’s worth of sand, Villeneuve’s Dune wields more than enough overpowering spice to warrant a visit. Whether anyone will be inclined to return remains to be seen.
The beginning of Halloween Kills feels like the final nail in the retcon of the original Myers sequels... what you have is something designed to kill and becoming stronger because a divided community is destined to argue with each other instead of coming together. Sound familiar?
Given my own stated aversions to the Carnage character in general, it’s likely that any Venom follow-up featuring him would not be my cup of tea. The shock, then, is just how disposable, how generic, how hollow and adolescent this mess of pixels and wasted talent truly is. This Carnage is anything but maximum… It’s as though Sony top brass shrugged and said, “Let there be garbage”.