The long-awaited Venom sequel proves a total success

The+long-awaited+Venom+sequel+proves+a+total+success

Declan Cattrysse, Entertainment Editor

On Oct. 1, Venom: Let There Be Carnage was released in theaters. This sequel has been a highly anticipated movie ever since 2018’s Venom brought an entirely new approach to the comic book anti-hero.
Directed by Andy Serkis, Let There Be Carnage has a modest runtime of an hour and 37 minutes and features popular actors such as Woody Harrelson, Tom Hardy and J. K. Simmons, who reprised his role as J. Jonah Jameson. The movie feels far shorter than it really is and it is very fast-paced.
Let There Be Carnage starts off showing a different kind of relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom than they had in the original Venom. Brock visits serial killer Cletus Kasady on death row and Kasady gives cryptic messages that don’t make sense at the time.
The day before his execution, Kasady talks to Eddie once again. This time, Venom takes offense to something he says and strikes him in the face. While Eddie tries to restrain Venom, Kasady bites Eddie’s hand. They leave, and Cletus licks the blood off his lip. The blood however, is symbiotic blood, and that is when Carnage is born.
Cletus breaks out of jail, and steals a car to hunt down Brock. Eddie and Venom get into a fight, and Venom leaves Eddie by himself. Venom goes on a small rampage, killing people who he uses as temporary hosts, while police take Eddie in for questioning. Kasady takes Anne as a hostage to lure Eddie, which is successful because he goes after them.
Once Eddie reunites with Venom, it’s time for the two symbiotes to fight. They have an intense battle that almost brings an end to both sides, but inevitably, Venom emerges victorious. Venom kills Kasady and flees from the police. They escape to a tropical island resort.

Like all Marvel movies, Let There Be Carnage has a cool and slightly confusing end scene after the main credits. In this movie, it shows Eddie Brock in a hotel on a tropical island. He is looking at a news broadcast with a picture of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man on it. It is just like the one from Spider-Man: Far From Home when Mysterio reveals Peter’s identity. This is likely a way of hinting at Venom in the new Spider-Man movie, or even an appearance from the Sinister Six, a group of villains who fought Spider-Man in the comic books. Because of its well developed plot, awesome cinematography and killer soundtrack, Venom: Let There Be Carnage deserves a 4/5.