Hello My Movievaures! I hope you had a good week. I’m bac with the very expect second film in the Venom universe: Let there be carnage. This is clearly one of the most expected movies and quite surprisingly, it is already a success in the United States. I’m showing my surprise as this is clearly a bad quality Marvel universe movie, but for quite a few reasons this will probably be continued in a third movie. So let’s get into details!
Venom: Let there ba carnage, follows the event of the first movie leaving Eddie Bruck struggling and isolated, except for the extraterrestrial symbiote living in his body: Venom. Except for one or two elements of the story, like his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Anne and some quick references to his strange attitude by a detective, this movie can completely be seen by itself. This time, the vilain is Cletus Kasady, a convicted serial killer who has quite an obsession with Eddie. After being betrayed by the latter he decides to get revenge on him which wouldn’t be a problem for Venom if Cletus wouldn’t have got a symbiote of his own: Carnage.
I will be honest with you, I was clearly disappointed when the first movie came out. I always loved the Venom storyline and thought it had huge movie potential, plus having Tom Hardy playing it was just a dream made true. However, the result was quite upsetting with a lot of bad special effects, too predictable storyline, not a great acting and bad cutting in between scenes. The same issues can be found in this new movie, but because I wasn’t expecting nothing from it, I actually had a good time. Don’t get me wrong, this movie is bad, but it had its highlights!
Firstly, I would say that even though Tom Hardy is surely not giving his all, is always enjoyable to see him on the big screen. You can see he is having fun portraying this peculiar character and doesn’t take himself too seriously. On that point, this is how you should consider this movie, if not you are going to question your life choices while seeing it. If you want to enjoy it, you should think about it as a violent rom-com, starring Eddie and Venom as the love interest affair. Indeed, we get to see more of their peculiar relationship and how they first struggle to live with each other and not in an imaged way.
The best part of Venom 2 is hearing Venom’s sarcastic and bold comments in Eddie’s head, as well as his reactions to them. It is absolutely not the action scenes or even the psychopath’s backstory. Those were botched and surely misused. Some would even say that the best part of the entire movie is the post-credit scene which I will, of course, say nothing about it, but you’ll probably be spoiled soon. I don’t entire disagree, but I will lie if I say that the entire 2 hours were torture. I had my round of laughs. But a part from that, I cannot say much more in a positive way.
In short, Venom: Let there be carnage is once again not up to the expectations, if you have any by the way. The action scenes are not very impressive and most of them were shown during the trailer. The plot has no consistency, jumping from scene to scene with no explanation. Plus the relationships, especially the one between Eddie and Cletus doesn’t make any sense and was rushed in the most absurd way. However, apparently people like this kind of stuff as this movie, as the first one has been a success at the box office. Let’s hope Marvel will do a better job than Sony.
This is all for today My Movievaures! Let me know in the comments down below, or on Instagram your thoughts on this movie. Most people have said they preferred it to the first one. Let me know if you agree with this! I’ll be back in a few days with a new review on The Movievaures. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram for more news and live reviews.