Reviews of the Eternals keep pouring in and it looks like some viewers will be disappointed with the latest Marvel movie.
Based on the comic book series of the same name, eternityDirected by Academy Award-winning Chloe Chow, it revolves around a race of immortal beings who protect the planet from supernatural threats.
Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Camille Nanjiani, and Kit Harington star in the film alongside Salma Hayek, Brian Terry Henry and Richard Madden.
The Eternals was one of the most anticipated releases from the studio, but if the reviews aren’t wrong, it’s recommended that Marvel fans adjust their expectations.
Steve Rose, from Watchman, he wrote that “a lot of things are happening,” adding, “It’s not exactly boring – there’s always something new to think about – but it’s not particularly exciting either.”
“He lacks the intelligence of the best Marvel movies,” Rose said.
In his review of Polygon, Joshua Rivera described the film as “messy” and “meditative to the point of nausea”. “The film crew is too big to give each character a satisfying story,” he added.
“Unfortunately, the Eternals are not bold, it’s just a contradiction,” Rivera wrote. “The simplest explanation is the most correct: eternity is a catastrophe.”
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BBC’s Nicholas Barber pointed out how the sheer anticipation surrounding the film added to the sense of disappointment upon its eventual release.
“While the Eternals are not the worst of Marvel movies, they are without a doubt the most disappointing,” Barber said.
In a 2-star review for telegraphRobbie Cullen spoke about Jolie’s upcoming entry into the franchise as “The Royal Duel Thena.”
He wrote that the role is “a jolly parody: all the piercing stares and smoldering monologues, until it’s time for a CG avatar to step in and pull off some pointless combat.”
Regarding the cast, Colin added that “a lot of emphasis has been placed on the fact that the ten-person crew is diverse in all caps, which might mean something if they weren’t in completely incomplete caps.”
Three star review empire He notes that “playing in such a massive setting, it’s inevitably difficult to keep the focus on the (ultra) human level,” acknowledging that this isn’t the boundary-breaking movie that fans might be looking for.
“This remains business as usual for Marvel: a continuation, not a giant leap,” wrote critic John Nugent.
review for The Hollywood Reporter It is less important than others. “While the zigzag in the narrative can be frustrating, especially in the rugged first half of the film, the mixture of camaraderie, friction, and rivalry between the eternal pranksters is so much fun,” says David Rooney.
The Eternals opens in UK theaters on November 5.