Three weeks ago the teaser trailer for Eternals finally came out. I was so excited. Our first substantial look at the movie that Marvel Studios was keeping so heavily under wraps it felt like an Avengers film was finally here. And then I saw the teaser.
For two minutes the teaser, well, teased the possibilities. We see a horizontal alien vessel approach a coastline where ancient people watch in bewilderment. Inside the ship there are our Eternals, a race of beings created by giant (kind of creepy) space giants called Celestials. They’ve apparently been sent to Earth where they protect humanity and help with our evolution over thousands of years.
At least that’s what Salma Hayek’s Ajak narrates to us as the teaser shows these Eternals interacting with humanity, and each other, in purposely brief clips.
Yesterday’s episode of Loki was fantastic. A bit slow at times, yes, but ultimately so much fun. When it ended I found myself reeling and now I’m going to share with you my entire thoughts about that episode and all of its bright points. So, with no further delay, here we go.
Episode 2, The Variant, is Marvel at its finest. We get Loki being hilarious, a thrilling mystery to solve, and the episode ended with a bang! I’m honestly stunned not because I didn’t see the surprise coming but because the surprise came so early and right now…I am just blown away. What a series!
I’ll elaborate more tomorrow when I’ve wrapped my brain around the awesomeness of this show but for now…
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a glorious day.
Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s eleven year run there have been several directors and writers who have brought these movies and characters to life. The Russo Brothers first Marvel movie debut was Captain America: The Winter Soldier where they displayed a great sense of understanding the character of Captain America and creating a superhero movie on a lesser scale than some of the other Marvel films that had been made at the time.
Only until recently The Winter Soldier was my favorite film because of its more personal storyline and its impactful significance to the overall plot of the MCU. Since The Winter Soldier, however, they have made three other films (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame) that are clearly some of the greatest superhero movies ever made. (I will only be talking about Civil War, Infinity War considering that Endgame ends with a profound conclusion.) But what makes these three movies so perfectly composed and entertaining? Well, it’s simple. The Russo Brothers like cliffhangers.
For example; let’s look at the endings of these three movies.
The premiere of Loki was perfect as it brought us into this world that we never knew about and yet were instantly immersed in through the duration of roughly fifty minutes. Considering the fact that Loki has thrived on sarcastic humor through the duration of his MCU run, it was no surprise that the episode was filled with hilarious moments from start to finish, but what was even more fascinating were the story elements of this show.
So, let’s start from the beginning of this show and the plot points that got my brain thinking.