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"Venom" being the target of such widespread critical derision is a case in which I can't objectionally understand now that I've actually watched it. Directed by Zombieland's Rueben Fleicher, Sony's latest Marvel venture is a refreshingly old school comic romp that references the days before the "MCU" set into motion a code of conduct that all else would follow. It's fun! It's wild, and takes a bunch of tonal risks. The result is not perfect in composition but way more cohesive then it deserved to be (or you have been lead to believe). Like Tom Hardy's loopy central performance, the film itself is entertainingly off-kilter, uneven, and also pretty satisfying is a myriad ways. I dug it.
The "Equalizer 2" doesn't stray far from the formula established is Fuqua and Denzel's first foray, and as such there is entertainingly familiar fun to be found. But the routine is also frustrating considering "The Equalizer 2" does little to elevate itself above what we saw in the first. Solid filmmaking and central performance still apply, but the side characters and central villain are more predictable and less memorable. A competent and harmless disappointment, and the sort of sequel Netflix was made for.