Three years after the release of the first film Venom (2018), Sony Pictures has finally released its sequel , Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021). Venom’s first film was a huge success, grossing $857 million.
Moreover, this film features Carnage as the main villain. In fact, Let There Be Carnage is also no better than the first film. The film also received the title “Rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 59%.
Well, here are the reasons why Venom: Let There Be Carnage is no better than the first film!
In September, Let There Be Carnage director , Andy Serkis, revealed the reason why the film is only 97 minutes long . Serkis said he wanted to feature a thrilling and fast-paced ride in his film. Serkis’ words were proven. Let There Be Carnage features a solid storyline and goes straight to the heart of the story.
Those of you who don’t like movies with a slow phase might be able to enjoy the storytelling style of Let There Be Carnage which is so fast and dense. Unfortunately, this point is actually a drawback in this film.
The story that is shown from the beginning to the end of the film feels important, so you are required to always focus. Just a little walk away, you will be stuck with the next storyline. As if you were invited to run but were not given the opportunity to rest and breathe freely. If you need to pee, you seem to have to hold it in until the film ends.
2. Not prepared rating “R” or rating adults
It’s clear from the title, Let There Be Carnage ended up being Carnage’s debut in a live action film . Hard-line Marvel fans will know that Carnage is known as a very sadistic character in the comics. Before its release, Let There Be Carnage was expected to be an “R (Restricted)” rating film or a film for audiences 18 years and over.
Unfortunately, Sony Pictures and director Serkis even make the Let There Be Carnage into the movie rating “PG-13” or a movie for audiences 13 years and over. That’s why Venom and Carnage’s brutality can’t be displayed to its full potential.
Venom actor, Tom Hardy, revealed that Let There Be Carnage was made into a “PG-13” film so that more people could watch it. The reason is not wrong, really.
3. Too comedic for Venom vs. Carnage
Those of you who have known the Marvel symbiote for a long time will know that Venom, especially Carnage, is not a comedy character. Venom in the first film still looks quite serious even though it’s made a little funny. But in Let There Be Carnage , Venom really does transform into a comedic character.
Although the title uses the Carnage frill, this film focuses more on the relationship between Venom and Eddie Brock. Venom and Eddie face a bickering that looks more like a husband and wife fight. It’s a bit ridiculous, to see Eddie and Venom bickering to the point of being vexed.
Actually, there’s nothing wrong with the comedic elements in Let There Be Carnage . In the end, Eddie and Venom’s silliness is even more than the conflict between Venom and Carnage.
4. Carnage’s pride as a brutal character just disappeared
Hard-line Marvel fans will surely expect Carnage to truly show its brutality in its debut live-action film . But alas, it is not can be realized because the rating “PG-13”!
We can’t see how cruel Cletus kills his victims directly. In fact, there’s still nothing special when Cletus finally merges with Carnage!
How do you want to look brutal? The scene of Cletus eating people’s heads alone is not shown explicitly. Worse yet, Venom’s way of killing Cletus and Carnage looks too easy! The pride of a Carnage seemed to just disappear.
Although in general it’s not a perfect film, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason for you not to watch Let There Be Carnage . Those of you who claim to be Marvel fans obviously can’t miss this film because it features a mid-credit scene that is guaranteed to make a scene.
The mid-credits scene of Let There Be Carnage is a sign that Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU) has officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Multiverse is getting real, guys ! Which is very unfortunate, the mid-credits scene which only lasts a few minutes looks even more exciting than the main story in Let There Be Carnage ?