Well, despite the critics attempts to “splat” Eternals as a movie not worth watching, I have to say that I respectfully disagree with their professional opinion. And as I suspected, most of the audiences that have seen Eternals agree with me. As of now, the audience score on the Rotten Tomatoes review site is at 81%, a stellar percentage rate for any movie.
Granted, Eternals isn’t without its flaws, but they’re largely insignificant in the grand scheme of things. To begin, the story started off a little weak, speckled with subpar acting and action sequences; action sequences that would have been impressive opportunities for the cosmic powered eternals to display their abilities. But the amount of super powered punches and energy blasts it took to take down a couple measly Deviant monsters brought about the impression that the Eternals really weren’t all that powerful. To make matters worse, the eternals seemed to be “showing off” their powers, seemingly self satisfied with their performance despite the fact that some poor child’s father got eaten because they showed up late.
Despite that unfortunate beginning, the movie progressed on very well. Despite such a large cast of characters, there was a surprising amount of time spent developing them as individuals. This was something I was very appreciative of due to the fact that it can be fairly easy for movies with large casts to ignore the individual development of characters that is needed for the audience to truly care about film and it’s progress. If you don’t care about the characters, it’s hard to care about anything happening on screen. And I definitely cared about these characters. In fact, it’s safe to say that I was close to crying at one point.
I think the strongest aspect of Eternals was the casts chemistry. The relationships and friendships that evolved with these characters were unique and very real to watch. And the diversity that was shown through this film was amazing!
If you haven’t watched the film already, I’d truly advise it! Take the critics reviews with a grain of salt. Eternals might follow certain expected MCU film consistencies (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing by any means), but it also holds a uniqueness all its own.
Also, the after credit scenes caused quite a lot of screaming in the audience, so now you have even more reason to go. But don’t worry! I won’t spoil it for you. No doubt the internet already spoiled it for you.