The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown at an unprecedented pace. In the last thirteen years, we have seen the cinematic universe develop through 25 movies. It has had its ups and downs but the most interesting experiment in the series was definitely Infinity War. That movie does something that no superhero movie has dared to do before it. It makes sure that the “villain” of the franchise is the protagonist in this particular movie. A recent release, Venom 2 fails to recreate the most shocking arc of Infinity War.
Spoilers for Venom: Let There Be Carnage follow. Come and read it after you’ve seen the film.
No, we are not talking about a self-righteous antagonist or the trope where the villain wins at the end. The true shock arc of Infinity War was the Hulk refusing to come out. Now, I subscribe to the theory that Hulk was too afraid to fight Thanos after his last battle with the Mad Titan. He did not want to be a cop-out option for Banner. This gave Bruce his own arc where he was able to fight alongside the Avengers while using the Hulkbuster armor or Veronica. Venom Let There Be carnage on the other hand used the moment for laughs.
There is a moment in the movie when Venom faces Carnage in the church Carnage is due to be married in. This is now a battleground because Carnage is holding Anne hostage. Eddie arrived there to fight Cletus. But Venom refuses to fight Carnage, arguing that “That’s a red one”. Eddie does convince him to come out when promises that Venom can eat Cletus. This gets Venom fired, but therein lies the problem. The most shocking arc of Infinity War is trivialized for cheap humor.
Most Shocking Arc of Infinity War
Infinity War was a movie for the ages. All audiences all across the globe appreciated the movie as the masterpiece it was. The entirety of MCU’s foreshadowing had led up to the advent of Thanos unto the earth. His arrival in Wakanda is the beginning of the end. But his exploits before earth are nightmare full. The Mad Titan laid Hulk down like an amateur flattened by a veteran. Any hope that Hulk will be the answer is squashed in seconds after the start of the movie.
It is understandable why Hulk won’t want to help Banner on Earth. After receiving a beating like that who would want to help puny Banner. At the endanger had to fend for himself and grow in the process. Unlike Banner Venom and Eddie received no growth. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was the same old story painstakingly repeating itself on-screen. Don’t get us wrong, it was a great movie but we want character growth without mindless violence.
Anyhow, the scene involving Venom and Carnage ergo the church scene in question is a short joke. It is nothing more than a short parody of the most shocking arc of Infinity War. Hulk is a powerful beast. If he was angry enough he may have even transformed into world war hulk and decimated Thanos. For those of you who don’t know, the Infinity Gauntlet Thanos in movies was severely underpowered. The one in the comics rivaled the power of Death. So comic World War would wreck Infinity War Thanos.
The most shocking arc of Infinity War took one of the strongest characters in the MCU and made him into the most vulnerable of protagonists. Infinity War sees the decline of the relationship between Hulk and Banner, Endgame witnesses the culmination of their relationship. If Hulkbuster Banner was the lowest of the low then professor Hulk is definitely high for the pair. It is endearing to see Hulk taking selfies with kids. Would we ever get a backstory of Professor Hulk? Maybe something will be revealed in the She-Hulk series. We can only wait and watch.
We’ve come a long way from Hulk terrorizing Brooklyn. I suppose the “Super Soldier” program was a little successful. The new Venom movie on the other hand just does not do justice to the moment. Venom 2 Fails To Recreate The Most Shocking Arc of Infinity War. What do you think of our analysis? Does it make sense? Or is it just too far-fetched? Maybe it is too complicated? Does it seem rather vague? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.