Marvel’s Eternals movie review: Why Eternals is one of the best Marvel movies ever

(L-R): Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Ajak (Salma Hayek), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) and Druig (Barry Keoghan) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Ajak (Salma Hayek), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) and Druig (Barry Keoghan) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /
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I had the opportunity of seeing the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Eternals. My expectations were tempered for this, but I had faith in Marvel Studios to deliver once again.

"Without their flaws, they wouldn’t be human"

The team of writers, led by Chloe Zhao, delivered the most grounded movie in the MCU to date. The story highlights the idea of what it is like to make big decisions that have the opportunity to change the world. The movie felt very relatable to what has transpired over the last few years within society.

One of my more significant concerns was how we will get introduced to all these new characters we have never met and it not feel rushed or too packed into one film, and well, each of these new characters has their moment to shine and takes advantage of their chance to thrive.

Marvel’s Eternals is full of heart, laughter, and features a fun ensemble

Zhao is known for making beautiful films and she did not disappoint with her work with cinematographer Ben Davis. This is easily the most beautiful Marvel film to date.

Let’s talk about the action. Shang-Chi really set the bar high with its next-level action and Eternals held its own in this regard. Each of the heroes in the film has their unique powers and we see them all on display, but when they come together, the action stands out.

There were several instances I said, ‘Wow, that was so cool.’ The entire final sequence of the film was uniquely shot and amazing to watch.

Overall, this is hands down one of the best Marvel films to date. It’s full of heart, laughter and a fun ensemble. You always hear about how comic book movies can be copy and paste and sometimes the criticism is warranted, but Eternals stands out on its own in a way that feels like it’s breathing fresh air in this entire universe.

Marvel’s Eternals hits theaters on Nov. 5, 2021. 

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