‘Eternals’ early reviews: Critics laud Chloe Zaho’s ‘visually stunning masterpiece’; rave about plot different from any Marvel superhero film – Times of India

The world premiere of Marvel Studios’ latest comic book adaptation, ‘Eternals‘, took place on Monday and the early reviews are pouring in on social media. One thing’s for sure, Kevin Feigi was not joking when he said this film would ‘redefine the Marve Cinematic Universe (MCU) entirely’.

Academy-award winning director Chloe Zhao was joined by her diverse cast including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Don Lee, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff and Kumail Nanjiani for the glitzy and glamours red carpet event leading up to the iconic Dolby theatre.

Following the world premiere, the first wave of spoiler-free reviews came in on social media with critics raving about the ‘visual masterpiece’ if not about the splendid performance of the cast and the director. Considering that this is the first time the immortal beings are being introduced into the MCU, one critic said, “I saw a movie tonight. #Eternals is cool as hell. Drags a bit in act 2 but I went in knowing nothing about this movie and walked out a fan.”

Going by the tweets that came in, it can be assured that ‘Eternals’ is unlike any other Marvel film we have seen so far. With some calling it the best since ‘Avengers’, others agreed it was ‘epic in every sense of the word’.

“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,” said a Twitter user.

Another added, “Eternals, wow! A lot to unpack. If Marvel movies are a Venn diagram — variations within that overlap — this movie is off the charts. Hands down the most different of any of their films.”

“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 & Kingo! Those end credits!,” another said.

‘Eternals’, is part of the MCU’s Phase Four, which kicked off with ‘WandaVision’ on an OTT platform. While the production giant has released a bunch of web series including ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’, ‘Loki’ and ‘What If…?’, this will only be the second film release since Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ that released in July.

‘Eternals’ was delayed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is slated to release worldwide on November 5. The film will hit Indian screens in time for the Diwali weekend.


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