The South Korean action thriller Carter, released on August 5, 2022, has since caused quite a stir. The film’s ending made viewers’ jaws drop, creating the need for a sequel. But will there be Carter 2? Here is everything you need to know about the action movie sequel, as well as the ending and reviews for it. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Carter 2 Release Date
There’s no official announcement about Carter 2 yet, neither from the film’s producers nor from Netflix. So, we don’t know if the South Korean action movie will be expanded or not. However, we also have to note that the movie was well received by Netflix viewers. In fact, within 3 days of its release, Carter was viewed 27.3 million times and landed at #1 on Netflix’s global top 10 movies.
Considering the fact that the film received positive reviews and caught the attention of global viewers, Netflix might give the green light for a sequel. If the producers have more stories to tell, we believe Carter 2 could be coming.
Speaking of stories: It’s safe to say that the ending of Carter didn’t tie up all the loose ends. Carter and his family escape to China on a train, but suddenly a bomb goes off on the tracks, hinting that the train will crash into a river miles away. What will happen to Carter and his family, who have little chance of survival? So the film ended with a huge cliffhanger, leaving the door open for a sequel. Unfortunately, though, we will have to be patient for now.
Carter Ending Explained
At the end of Netflix’s Carter, Carter has the device in the back of his head removed after they leave the facility so he can access his memories again. The result is that his entire life is practically playing out before his eyes. He confirms that the woman is his wife and that their daughter, who contracted DMZ at the beginning of the coup, is the child they took with them when they left the facility with Ha-na.
The group is being pursued by North Korean militants who have broken out of the facility because they need Dr. Jung’s daughter to find a cure for the pandemic. But because everyone is determined to protect the child who brought them back together, one last big brawl breaks out on a freight train, pitting Carter against the command. When Carter finally overthrows the coup, the freight train heads into a valley with its safe, priceless cargo, while helicopters battle it out in a chess-like dogfight.
Is Carter Worth Watching?
As mentioned earlier, the South Korean action film Carter received positive reviews from its Netflix viewers, as it appeared in Netflix’s Top 10 shortly after its release. However, when it comes to IMDb user ratings, we have to note that the movie received mixed reviews. Therefore, the question “Is Carter worth watching?” is hard to answer. But don’t worry, we’re going to give you an objective perspective on the movie to make it easier for you to decide whether to stream it or skip it.
Many of the positive reviews about the film are about its cinematography. Viewers find Carter‘s cinematography “unique” and “interesting.” Also, some viewers stated that Carter coincides with the sci-fi action film Hardcore Henry and that’s why they love Carter so much. As a reminder, Hardcore Henry is about a character who’s resurrected from death without memory and must save her wife from a telekinetic warlord who has a plan to bioengineer soldiers.
Alongside the film’s similarities to Hardcore Henry in terms of genre and plot structure, we must also note that people also loved Carter‘s blend of the action genre and the theme of madness. So if you are interested in cinematography or liked Hardcore Henry, Carter would be a good choice for you.
Still, as mentioned above, there are negative reviews about Netflix’s Carter as well. Unfortunately, for some viewers, the film fell short of expectations. Some also criticized the film for being like a video game in terms of camera movements, and some said the film contained so much that it was overloaded.