Presley Long – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – I have very mixed opinions about Marvels newest Marvel movie “Eternals.”
Released exclusively in theaters Nov. 5, Eternals follows a team of ancient aliens who have hidden on earth for thousands of years. When a tragedy occurs, the Eternals are forced to reunite and take on their greatest enemy, the Deviants.
On one hand the graphics and costume designs were stunning, the film offered a good amount of comedic relief, and the acting was good. But overall, the plot fell short.
The scenes felt very long and went by slowly. It felt like nothing was happening. The whole film was very flavorless and didn’t explore any real themes.
It is very hard to introduce 10 new characters in a single movie and expect people to follow the story clearly. The villains were also thrown in our faces with no explanation for how they got there or what their purpose to the plot is.
Was it entertaining? Yeah. But was it a great movie? No, It was mediocre at best.
I think my favorite part of the film was seeing Kit Harrington (Dane Whitman) and Richard Madden (Ikaris) back on screen together after they both starred in “Game of Thrones.”
“Eternals” did not feel like a Marvel movie. Had it been released separately from the Marvel franchise and was just a movie about a random group of superheroes, I think the ratings would have been better. I think expectations for Marvel movies are high, and when they don’t meet a certain standard, they end up with low ratings.
Personally, I always have big expectations for Marvel films, and this movie did not meet them.
While I didn’t flat out hate this movie, it is my least favorite movie that Marvel has released.