We’re two Marvels movies into 2021 with Black Widow and Shang-Chi and now there are two to go in Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Last night, Eternals had its world premiere in Hollywood with ensemble cast stars like Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden walking the red carpet. And now the first reactions are in ahead of the Eternals reviews and critics are praising Chloé Zhao’s Marvel movie.
Eternals, which I really enjoyed for its tremendous ensemble, is objectively the sexiest movie Marvel has ever made. As in an actual sex scene (very G rated tho). Two men kissing. Richard Madden and Angelina’s faces.
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Eternals is epic in every sense of the word. It’s a story that is more massive but simultaneously more down-to-earth than the MCU has ever been. The passion everyone involved had for this movie is present in every scene and it needs to be seen on the biggest screen you can find
Eternals is DENSE and I felt the weight of the exposition often. Movie’s at its best when the focus is on the Eternals recreating their family – the humour of it and the passion when they fight for each other and the things they love. Also, Angelina Jolie in the MCU is EVERYTHING.
Eternals is probably the most shocking and surprising Marvel movie you’ll see. Many twists and turns. Kumail Nanjiani is hilarious in every scene. As always, stay to the VERY end.
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Fresh off her Oscar win, Chloé Zhao doesn’t miss a step with Marvel’s Eternals. Eternals is one of the most visually stunning comic films we’ve seen. Zhao has a great eye for detail and we see that with her set pieces and character designs which pay homage to the comics.
Eternals delivers plenty of hard-hitting action with some tear-jerking moments and some surprises that might shock you. Zhao dives deep into the charismatic diverse cast of characters and while some are fleshed out more than others, she handles the large cast with ease
Thena, Ikaris, and Sersi are for sure the standouts and they demand the screen each time they are on but Makkari is one character we’d love to have seen more of as she brings so much heart to this film. Fans will really fall in love with these characters.
Eternals is a beautiful, character-driven epic that really must be seen in theaters to be appreciated. It ushers in the next wave of the MCU and it sets the tone for what’s to come.
Marvel’s Eternals is spectacularly weird and rich with a new MCU mythology that makes it feel separate from everything else. It’s honestly refreshing. There’s a bittersweetness to the film that you feel in its sunset shots – a definite Chloé Zhao touch. It is soulful and thoughtful.
Holy crap – Eternals is a freaking MASTERPIECE!!! Packed with adrenaline right from the start, but also filled with lots of heart and humour! So many MCU firsts!! Your mind will be BLOWN! Nods to comics but a totally unique story. Those end credits are GAME CHANGERS!!
Eternals is epic in every sense of the word. It’s a story that is more massive but simultaneously more down-to-earth than the MCU has ever been. The passion everyone involved had for this movie is present in every scene and it needs to be seen on the biggest screen you can find.
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Haven’t felt this giddy after a movie since The Avengers. Goosebumps. Incredible action, both planetary & interstellar and looks GORGEOUS. Most importantly, it feels like a live-action anime! Can’t wait to talk about Makkari and Kingo! Those end credits.
But not everyone was impressed with Eternals among the first reactions in Hollywood.
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Aside from a few dazzling moments and a wonderfully diverse cast, ETERNALS disappointed me. The story is an expository convoluted mess as it jumps through time and multiple continents with an uneven tone. Ramin Djawadi’s score soars but Chloé Zhao’s distinctive style is sadly absent.
ETERNALS: in style & tone this is easily the least Marvel-like movie in the MCU (it doesn’t look like plastic. also, sex happens) and the scale is cosmic in a way that makes the avengers arc feel like a blip. So why is it still just misfit spandex people fighting bad CG for 3 hours?
Eternals follows a race of immoral beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years. The new Marvel movie hits cinemas on November 5, 2021.