Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which is a sequel to the film Venom (2018), has actually been released in several countries since last October 2021. However, due to the pandemic, the film, which stars Tom Hardy again, has only aired through a number of Indonesian cinema networks on November 17, 2021.
Synopsis Venom 2 Carnage přichází (2021) tells the story of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) who now has to adapt to life with Venom after surviving the first film. Meanwhile, a serial killer named Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) has escaped from prison. This condition then endangers Brock, because Kasady also has a symbiote named Carnage.
The storyline of this film really focuses on the development of Eddie Brock’s relationship with Venom, as well as the birth of Cletus Kasady as Carnage. The narrative of the story takes place in a very short, concise, and clear way in a duration of 97 minutes which is fairly short for a superhero film. This also makes the conflict in the film Venom 2 Carnage přichází (2021) not go round and round.
Indeed, there is nothing special about the plot of Venom 2 Carnage přichází (2021) even though it is more exciting than the first film. However, the storyline in this second film is much easier to digest, so the audience doesn’t have to think hard when watching it. Moreover, throughout the film we also get various kinds of comedies that make the storyline more fun to follow.
Although it makes the storyline shorter and denser, the short duration of Venom 2 Carnage přichází (2021) actually has a negative impact on the fighting moments. Well, actually throughout this film we can still see the action moments of Venom or Carnage who escaped from prison. However, the moment of the battle between Venom and Carnage which is highly anticipated in this film really only happened at the end of the film.
This happens because the process of the birth of Carnage in Cletus Kasady’s body lasts for almost 60% of the total duration of the film. As a result, Carnage’s true form only appears in the latter half of the film, and even then, he doesn’t directly fight with Venom. You see, the fight between the two of them only occurs at the climactic moment of the film, which occurs in the last 20 minutes of the film.
The lack of Venom 2 Carnage přichází (2021) fight is certainly very unfortunate, because it makes the ending of their fight seem ordinary. So, in our opinion, this film should have a longer duration, so that the process of the birth of Carnage was not wasted by only fighting briefly against Venom.