The Eternals is an epic Marvel film where we meet a new team destined to save the earth from evil Deviants.
We travel through numerous different cities and civilizations. Here we gradually meet all of the members of this diverse cast. Eternals ticks all of the inclusivity boxes.
Each member of the team has a unique talent. There’s Ikaris (Richard Madden), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), Ajak (Salma Hayek), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Druig (Barry Keoghan), Thena (Angelina Jolie) and Dane Whitman (Kit Harington).
The story ebbs and ebbs in parts. I felt like the film could have nicely concluded at the dinner scene in outback Australia. No, it carries on for another half an hour. The film feels over-indulgent with several different characters backstories.
I would have liked some tougher directing and editing decisions. There were too many places where the mundane and needless chitchat could have been trimmed out. The ending scene is particularly weird. Perhaps there are too many new characters – I had trouble keeping up. I believe this long film would have worked better as a TV series.
If you’re open to a different approach to your typical superhero Marvel film, then head along to see Eternals in the cinema.
Release date 4 November 2021.
Directed By Chloé Zhao
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Lia McHugh, Gemma Chan, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek
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