First Marvel’s Eternals Reviews: Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani’s Flick Called “Cosmic Fail”, “Most Annoying MCU In Years”
The first opinions of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Eternals, are here. Most of them are positive, but the film, at least so far, is one of the lowest-rated MCU movies, barely ahead of Thor: The Dark World, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man 2.
After 40 reviews on aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, the film scores 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film, directed by Oscar winner Chloe Zhao, is about the titular beings who have lived in secret on earth for 7,000 years. Created by entities called Celestials, the Eternals were tasked with protecting the earth from Deviants, their misshapen and evil counterparts.
Written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Eternals stars Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Gil Birmingham, Harish Patel and Kit Harington .
Here are some reviews of the film:
Robbie Collin of the Daily Telegraph said the film is “constantly engaged in a sort of gritted-tooth sort of theater of authenticity, doing everything possible to show you that it does everything good cinema does, even if none of it does. between them does not bring any noticeable benefit to the film at hand.
Rodrigo Perez from the Playlist was even more negative. He wrote: “A convoluted cosmic misfire and one of Marvel’s most boring endeavors in years.”
IndieWire’s David Ehrlich wrote: “Can’t these movies do something else? Is it too much to ask the most dominant cinema on the planet to shake things up and question itself in a more meaningful way?
USA Today’s Brian Truitt praised the film, writing, “Using Zhao’s penchant for naturalistic environments, ‘Eternals’ is unlike any other Marvel movie and is perhaps the most welcoming to MCU neophytes forever. . “
Forbes’ Scott Mendelson felt that Eternals suffers from a lack of a compelling villain and “creates a backup conflict just in time for the third act, while also leveraging his sizable movie star charisma.” More than any previous MCU movie, Eternals feels like “just a superhero movie” and a “We Are Running Out of Characters” movie.
James Mottram of the South China Morning Post wrote: “The combat-oriented action is fun – Jolie really does have a ball – but it all seems geared towards setting up other adventures.”