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Ranking the Eternals

Well, considering that I already wrote my spoiler-free review yesterday it’s time to rank the Eternals. This is going to be fun!

10. Sprite

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Lia McHugh does a decent job bringing Sprite, this almost fairytale-like character who never ages, to life but unfortunately, I never found much love for her as a character. In fact, after a while, she started to kind of get on my nerves so…

9. Kingo

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I thought Kingo was going to be one of my favorite characters but honestly, he wasn’t. He was definitely the primary source of comic relief in the film and I liked his “finger guns” but there was something about Kumail Nanjiani’s performance that came off a little forced. It was almost like even he couldn’t believe he was getting the chance to play a rad Bollywood star alien superhero and you could feel that in his portrayal of the character.

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‘Eternals’ Is NOT the Worst MCU Film At All But It’s Not One of the Best Either

The word for the past two weeks is that Eternals is a long, dense, incomprehensible mess of a movie that is incredibly flat despite some astonishing visuals. However, that’s just not the case.

Eternals is long, yes. Is it dense? For sure. But it’s not incomprehensible nor is it bad as the critics say.

A few hours ago I watched Eternals and I found myself engaged in the story that seemed to move along at a relatively fine pace that was full of fascinating characters who were each given impactful stories. Basically, everyone’s going to have a different favorite character for a different reason.

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I’ve got a lot of thoughts about this one because it practically was perfect for the film that it was and yes, Chloe Zhao did embrace the complexity of the Eternals and crafted a powerful story that explores humanity and why this world is such a special place. Unfortunately, Zhao is a certain type of artist and her stamp mostly works for this movie but at times you can totally tell she is out of her league with this one.

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I’m Seeing ‘Eternals’ Today!

Well, folks, I’m seeing Eternals today and I’ve got to say, this is the first time since The Rise of Skywalker that I’ve been this pessimistic about going to see a film. I am one to create my own opinions on a film and not listen to the critics but I can’t help noticing the Rotten Tomatoes score getting lower and lower.

But the audience is beginning to speak and they are struck by the withering reviews the critics left behind. They are calling the film epic, dark, mature, profound, and all-around incredible. So maybe I’ll join their ranks and find the film very enjoyable. One thing’s for certain. I’ll be providing a verdict in a matter of hours. I hope I have good news.

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The First Reactions for ‘Eternals’ Paint an Epic-but-Long New Installment in the MCU

Well, the first reactions for Eternals are in and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Some are calling the film “epic” and “sweeping” while others are calling it “convoluted” and “10-ish minutes too long.” Unfortunately, out of all the miniature (mostly spoiler-free reviews I’ve seen) none of the critics are calling it Marvel Studios’ best film. Here are some of reactions to give you an idea of what to expect with the upcoming film.

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As Tickets for ‘Eternals’ Go on Sale Here Are Three New Posters

I’m not one to get prematurely excited for a film that hasn’t even come out yet but I am beyond pumped for Marvel’s latest film, Eternals, which features one of the most diverse casts of any superhero flick and will most likely usher in a new Era of MCU movies.

Now it’s been announced that tickets are on sale and they’re going fast so make sure you check out your local theater to reserve your preferred seats before they’re gone. Along with that surprise announcement more posters for the film were released. Enjoy!

Sometimes movie posters can be disappointing but these posters (and every poster/magazine cover) that have been made for this movie are probably the best in the MCU. Absolutely outstanding.

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Could ‘Eternals’ Be the Best Superhero Movie of the Year?

We have waited a long time for this moment and now, it’s almost upon us; the debut of the Eternals, a race of incredibly powerful aliens created to protect Earth from their eternal enemy, the Deviants.

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When this movie was first announced I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that great of a film. Then I watched Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, I continued to hear Kevin Feige’s immense praise for the film and the director, and nearly every aspect of the movie was being kept a secret from us until we finally got a chance to see the teaser.

Now, with every new clip, the movie looks better and better and now we’re only one month away from seeing a film that honestly has the chance of being one of the best, if not the best, Marvel movies ever made.

Chloe Zhao understands storytelling. That seemed obvious after she managed to make a story about a nomadic woman (played by Frances McDormand) living day by day interesting. Nomadland would go on to win Best Picture and deservedly so. The film was unlike anything else I’d ever seen, it was beautifully directed, and it was, above all else, memorable.

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After watching that movie which focused and relied on the profound relationships between the characters and the stunning visuals of real-world settings I knew Eternals was in good hands.

The film, on October 18, will get its worldwide premiere and then on October 24 it will be the last movie to debut at the Rome Film Festival. Feige knows he has a gem on his hands and I am very excited to feast my eyes on that gem in a month.

What about you? Are you counting down the days until Eternals?

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