Venom Review: Let There Be Carnage (2021): A Sequel That Should Be R Rated

 Regardless of those who like it and those who do not, but there is no denying that the premiere film Venom (2018), received a warm welcome.

How come? Once again after waiting for so long, finally our geeky dream to see Eddie Brock aka Venom in his solo story/adventure, has come true.

Plus his current figure is displayed with CGI technology that is much more sophisticated than when he appeared as a supporting character in Spider-Man 3 (2007) first. And oh yes one more thing, his figure is played by a cool and intense actor from England, Tom Hardy ( The Dark Knight Rises ).

And indeed, once again, there are those who like and there are those who don't like the film. But overall, the film is still entertaining. And most importantly, carry a very large box-office coffers .

Specifically, from its $116 million budget , the film took home $856.1 million. Seeing all these facts, it is not surprising that a sequel was produced. Well , if you want to be clear, even if Venom at that time got less than that amount, a sequel would still be made.

Because as we know, the end of the film's credits itself has prepared for the appearance of a favorite Spider-Man villain besides Venom, Cletus Kasady aka Carnage (Woody Harrelson). And yes, when the credit scene appeared, many of us were very excited to see the sequel soon.

And finally, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is out too. Now the question is, is this sequel much cooler than the first film? Also, is the figure of Carnage here as scary and sadistic as what we saw in the comics and the animated films/series?

Just find out by listening to the Venom: Let There Be Carnage review below.

Eddie Meets Cletus Kasady

Venom Plot : Let There Be Carnage is basically, continuing what we saw in the Venom credit scene . Specifically when Eddie came to Cletus who was locked up in prison.

Cletus asks Eddie to interview and write an article about him. Basically, through this article and his interview, Cletus wants to tell his long-lost girlfriend, Frances Barrison aka Shriek (Naomie Harris), that he is still alive and safe.

After successfully publishing his article through the Daily Buggle , Eddie meets Cletus again. But in this second meeting, everything went tense. Because when they met, Cletus insulted Eddie. Unaccepted, the Venom symbiote inside Eddie, bit Cletus' hand.

Because of his bite, Cletus contracted the Venom symbiote. But instead of being black like Venom, the color of the Cletus symbiote is red. And slowly, this symbiote which was later named Carnage, merged with Cletus.

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The two of them then made a mess around New York, USA. Seeing this, Venom and Police Detective Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham), separately start moving to stop the chaos that Carnage has created.

But even though they are separated, the two of them still often face various obstacles this and that. Especially for Eddie, who not only has to keep his alter-ego identity as Venom, but also has to be able to manage this symbiote who always acts very aggressively.

Then with all these obstacles and obstacles, will the two be able to stop the action that Carnage is doing?

Not as bad as the reviewers say

For those of you who are diligent in looking for reviews of new films, of course you really know. Specifically, you know that the reviews for Venom: Let There Be Carnage so far haven't been that great. Alas, the review is bad.

And the reasons are varied. Some say the story is bad, others say Carnage is not optimal, and so on. No doubt, when I found out about this, I was very skeptical.

So, is this sequel really as bad as all the reviewers say? Well , not really guys . Honestly. I enjoy watching the film. Yes, it's not super good 5 out of 5 stars or A+++.

But overall the film, which is now directed by actor and motion-capturer , Andy Serkis ( The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars ), is still good and easy for us to follow. For me, there is no shortage of things that really hurt our brains and our eyes.

Should Have Adult Rating ( R-rated )

Well, it could be, the main factor why there are so many negative reviews that attack this film, is because of the general film rating or G-rated or maybe PG-rated .

And indeed, I was really heartbroken from the first time I watched it until I wrote a review of Venom: Let There Be Carnage on this decision. If you're a fanboy , you 'll also agree with what I'm saying.

Yes, just logic. This film has characters like Carnage. Which as we know is the saddest and most brutal character. Anyway, there is no pity. And indeed, in this film, fortunately, the Carnage character is still shown as brutally as in the comics.

But still, what we see is very "bearable" . The analogy is like a biscuit that has only half a bite left but we don't finish it. Or in other words, really REPAIR. And it is this aspect that once again makes me unable to stop thinking. Why?

After all, even though they are both Marvel, Venom: Let there Be Carnage , Marvel is still a Sony production, not Marvel Studios. But in the end, I have a bit of a logical theory as to why they made this non-R rating decision.

But unfortunately, I can't share this theory, considering it will lead to spoiler territory . Therefore, please wait and watch this film first when it's released in theaters, okay?

Venom-Eddie's Relationship & Chemistry Are Getting Cooler

Fortunately, these shortcomings were successfully covered with Venom and Eddie's relationship and chemistry which was getting cooler. Anyway, if we liked this aspect when we watched the first film, then I guarantee you, you will like it even more in this sequel.

The relationship between the host and this powerful parasite, is more like the relationship between humans in general. Evidently as I said in the previous plot explanation paragraph, we will later see a scene where Eddie is very frustrated with Venom's aggressiveness.

Or in other words, Venom will be very difficult for Eddie to manage / say. Which, in the end, will cause some conflict between the two. Yes, it 's really freakish when we feel emotional when we witness this aspect. But yes, that is what we will feel later.

True Origin Story and Harrelson's Great Acting

Another coolness in this sequel, is the greatness of Serkis in presenting the origin story of Carnage. Serkis, Sony, and Harrelson seem to have great respect for the origin story of the Carnage comics.

As a result, for those of you who were not at all familiar with the origins of Cletus. Or in other words, how did he get that crazy as a human, you will find out with great satisfaction.

Because of the origin story that we see in this film, it's pretty much the same as the one in the comics. Although yes, there are still some technical modifications. But overall, that's the origin story of Carnage guys .

In addition, we are increasingly satisfied with Carnage's treatment in this film after seeing Harrelson's appearance as Cletus. Again, there may be slight modifications. But for the most part, Harrelson is really cool in playing him.

But it's not surprising either. Because as reported from Harrelson's interview with Collider some time ago, for his Carnage role, this Mickey Knox actor in Natural Born Killers (1994) reads a lot of his Marvel comics.

Specifically, comics that show the origins of Carnage. And once again, we must give a round of applause to this 60-year-old actor. Because he is very smart in studying one of the most iconic characters in the world of superhero comics .

Chemistry Venom-Shreik Seperti di Film Natural Born Killers

Oh yeah by the way Mike Knox and Natural Born Killers , either on purpose or by accident.

But if we see, the chemistry between Cletus and Shreik in this film is really like the chemistry between Harrelson's Mike Knox and Mallory Wilson's character (Juliette Lewis) in the film.

Anyway, both of them are gokil, sadistic, and crazy. Yes, we can say it's like the chemistry between the Joker and Harley Quinn. The point is, if you have watched this film later, you will definitely have the same opinion.

IMPORTANT Post-Credit Scene!

As a result, the conclusion of this Venom: Let There Be Carnage review is that this film is not as bad as all reviewers say. Everything is still entertaining and serviceable . After all, this sequel also features a post-credits scene that we shouldn't miss at all.

Because, the credit scene is VERY IMPORTANT! If we miss it, it is guaranteed that later we will be confused and complain when we later see the figure of Eddie Brock and his Venom.

Okay, indeed this scene has been leaked everywhere . But PLEASE REALLY respect our fellow fanboys or moviegoers who are anti- spoiler . If you already know, DO NOT spread spoiler mines okay?

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