Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s second trailer shows off more of the sequel, and from CGI to tone it’s already an
improvement on the first movie.
Thanks to what’s been shown in the trailers, Venom: Let There Be Carnage already looks much better than 2018’s
Venom, in everything from tone and story to its CGI for the symbiotes. The first Venom movie was aa beast even
stranger than its eponymous alien, blending elements of body horror with juvenile humor, some outright bizarre
moments, and attempts at a more straight-laced superhero drama with romance, heroism, and all that comes
The end result was a mixed bag – or rather, like Venom and Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), it felt like very separate,
disparate entities forced to share one vessel. When Venom tried to play things more straight and serious, the film
didn’t work; when it leaned into its silly, outlandish elements and let Hardy really cut loose, then it was more
wildly entertaining than it perhaps had any right to be. Still, for all of its qualities, it was clear there were things a
sequel would need to fix.
Luckily, it seems to be doing exactly that. The Andy Serkis-directed sequel is leaning much more into the odd
couple relationship between the symbiote and Eddie, as well as the silly comedy and creepy horror elements that
worked so well in the first film. It’s clearly taking these ideas further: Eddie/Venom is given even greater focus,
and there’s a clear sense of them as two distinct personalities but also working as one whole. Likewise, the
moments with Carnage (Woody Harrelson) and Shriek (Naomie Harris) in the Venom 2 trailer promise it won’t be
holding back when it comes to its villains, but going all-out weird, big, gross, tapping more into the horror genre,
and, well, unleashing pure carnage.
While not everything looks perfect movie, it is enhancing the parts that worked so well in the first movie and
doing away with those that didn’t. It’s not just in terms of tone and character that Venom: Let There Be Carnage is
an improvement, but its CGI as well. Riz Ahmed was sadly underused as Riot, and another issue was that the VFX
for the Marvel symbiote didn’t work: in particular, when Venom and Riot fought, the result was that they became
indistinguishable, leaving the fight scenes incredibly messy. The CGI in Venom 2 is quite possibly still being
worked on, since it doesn’t release until October, but it already looks better. Even with the dark trailer (perhaps to
hide any wonkiness), Carnage looks much more impressive – he’s clearly very distinct from Venom, and there’s a
greater sense of detail and texture. Venom himself looks better and less rubbery as well, all of which likely stems
from Serkis’ own expertise with visual effects.
Given the symbiote vs symbiote fights are clearly a key part of Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s story, then it’s
crucial to get this right – a lot of movies have an over-reliance on CG, but it’s obviously very necessary here, so it’s
good to see that the Venom 2 trailer is already showing it will work. It still needs to get a lot more right in terms
of its character and story, of course (there’s still not enough of Michelle Williams, for instance), but based on the
two trailers so far there’s a lot of cause to be optimistic for the Sony sequel.
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Venom 2 Already Looks Much Better Than The First Movie
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