Three years ago, Columbia Pictures made a surprising decision by financing the Venom project for 100 million US dollars or the equivalent of 1.5 trillion rupiah.
The legendary enemy of Spider-man was made his own film with Tom Hardy as the main character. The villain is Riz Ahmed, as the visionary Carlton Drake at Life Foundation. Despite being flooded with scathing criticism, Venom is still being invaded by Marvel comic lovers.
He came home with a gross income of 856 million US dollars, equivalent to 12.2 trillion rupiah. As a result, the sequel project titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage received the green light. Here’s a review of the Venom 2 movie.
The story of Venom: Let There Be Carnage begins in 1996. Cletus Kasady (Jack Bandeira) who is languishing in the House of St. Estes is shocked to find the girl she loves, Frances Barrison (Olumide Olorunfemi) was forcibly taken to the Ravencroft Institute.
Halfway through, he uses the power of a sonic scream to escape and attack young officer Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham). Patrick shoots Barrison in the eye and believes the woman is dead. But fate said otherwise.
Years later, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) interviews Cletus (Woody Harrelson). This interview ended in a commotion. Cletus bit Eddie’s hand. Eddie’s blood entered his body and triggered an unusual reaction.
On the other hand, lately Eddie has often quarreled with Venom. The climax, a scuffle between Eddie and his symbiote. Venom fled from the body of the former journalist. Almost at the same time, Cletus escaped and freed Frances. Cletus and Frances want to get married.
The bloody wedding at this church invited three guests, namely Eddie, Venom, and Patrick. The thing is, without Venom, Eddie is weak. Anne (Michelle Williams) who is engaged to Dan Lewis (Reid Scott) tries to become a peacemaker.
Some critics criticized the first volume of Venom for mistreatment. Others accused the first edition of Venom to be too dark. It seems Andy Serkis is evaluating. He formatted Let There Be Carnage to be more lively with a sense of humor scattered at many points.
These four pillars make Let There Be Carnage feel lively and almost without pause for the audience to simply “breathe.” Storytelling is made as short and concise as possible.
When Marvel and DC’s products have been so complicated lately (though some are really complicated) that it takes almost three hours, Venom doesn’t seem to care.
This film is divided into several pillars. Eddie’s “household” conflict and the symbiote are important but casually packed to spark a lot of laughter. On the other hand, the drama of tension and seriousness accompanies Frances and Cletus’ separation.
Romantic air comes from meeting Eddie and his ex. Other sections are formatted full of action, no-nonsense, plus visual effects to present the final act as a climax.
Tom Hardy, again showing great acting skills. His commotion with the symbiotes felt like people who had been married for a long time. The inner pressure that tends to be depressive in the early volumes is no longer visible.
Of course, because Eddie had done self-acceptance as an exposed person. Even so, seeing his expression commotion with symbiote, frantically looking for a way out during a crisis situation, feels exciting and makes sense.
Not to mention when facing Michelle Williams, these two Oscar nominees looked really awkward and convincing. Obviously the two are not the product of the wrong casting
Filmmaker Andy Serkis managed to create a critical point and then finished it without rambling. The duet of Woody and Naomi Harris feels compact even though it sometimes confuses itself with the second volume of the symbiote.
The stars of Venom 2 actually appear at a fun level. No need for top-level acting, because if you borrow Martin Scorsese’s term, Venom is a playground that allows the stars to have fun.