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Movie Review: Eternals *Spoiler Free*

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Based on the early reviews I was expecting this movie to be just fine. While it's the worst rated Marvel movie to date it's a bit like saying plain chocolate is the worst chocolate. There may be better chocolates out there but it's still chocolate.

While Eternals does slow down a little through the middle with quite a few dialogue heavy scenes, overall it's still a solid movie that held my attention all the way through. I kind of suspect it'll be a little like Thor The Dark World, the previous contender for worst Marvel movie. More people will start to come around on re-watches as we see how the events of this film affect the wider MCU going forward.

The basic story is that the Eternals have been tasked with keeping humans safe from some fairly horrendous creatures, known as Deviants over thousands of years. Having completed their task many years ago the Eternals have been living on Earth awaiting further direction, when suddenly Deviants begin to appear again.

I do agree with some critics that this movie does have too many characters but only in so far as trying to remember all their names. It is true that we don't really get much backstory for some of the Eternals but I don't think knowing more of their history would've really added anything. I feel we got just enough of each character for their level of participation in the film.

However, if you're going to see the film for a particular cast member you could easily be disappointed about their lack of screen time.

I don't have a lot to say about the Eternals. The story is fairly epic in terms of what it adds to the MCU and the ramifications of where we're left at the end. The cast are all very good with what they were given. The special effects were pretty amazing, feeling less like a  CGI festival than other MCU films, particularly in the final battle (even though it was).

I think the movie will become more important, as new MCU movies are released dealing with the consequences and events of Eternals, but for the moment, it sits as a solid entry, not for everyone, but still pretty good.


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