Eternals review: The ‘most depressing’ Marvel movie

The criticism from the Eternals continues to pour in, and it looks like some viewers will be disappointed in the latest Marvel movie.

Based on the comic book series of the same name, Eternals, directed by Academy Award winner Chloe Chow, focuses on a race of immortal beings protecting 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 has been one of the study’s most anticipated releases, but if critics don’t fail, Marvel fans should adjust their expectations.

Steve Rose, from WatchmanThere’s a lot going on, he wrote, and added, “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 “to the point of nausea contemplative”, writing that “the film’s crew is too big to give each character a satisfying storyline.”

“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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The BBC’s Nicholas Barber noted that the sheer anticipation surrounding the film heightened the sense of remorse upon its eventual release.

“The Eternals might not be the worst Marvel movie, but it’s undoubtedly the most frustrating,” Barber said.

In a 2-star review for telegraphRobbie Cullen spoke about Jolie’s upcoming entry into the franchise as “The Royal Duel Thena.”

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He wrote that the role is “a parody of Julie’s character: all the piercing stares and smoldering monologues, until it’s time for a CG avatar to step in and pull off some weird fighting action.”

Regarding the crew, Colin added that “a great deal of emphasis has been placed on the fact that the crew of ten is varied in capital letters, which would mean something if they weren’t in completely incomplete capitals.”

The three-star Empire review notes that “playing in such a huge setting, it’s inevitably hard 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. “Although the zigzag in the narrative can be frustrating, especially in the rugged first half of the film, there’s a lot to be preserved in the mix of camaraderie, friction, and rivalry between timeless pranksters,” says David Rooney.

The Eternals opens in UK theaters on November 5.

Terry Alexander

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