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'Masterpiece': First Reviews For Marvel’s Eternals Say It's An Unbelievably Epic Film

Stewart Perrie


'Masterpiece': First Reviews For Marvel’s Eternals Say It's An Unbelievably Epic Film

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The first reviews of Marvel's Eternals are in and the film has been described as a 'masterpiece', 'amazing', and something that certainly lives up to the hype.


The movie is about a group of superhuman immortal beings who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years observing humans.

It features an absolutely stacked cast including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Gemma Chan.

The movie is directed by Chloé Zhao, who won big at this year's Oscars, bagging both Best Director and Best Picture with her film Nomadland.

It seems like she has brought her movie magic to Eternals if early reactions are anything to go by.

People who have been lucky enough to get an early screening of the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe have praised it for it's 'legit' LGBT inclusion and for focusing more on the characters rather than just gratuitous violence or action.

Empire Magazine's Laura Sirikul said: "I've never been so invested in a story... I was engaged the entire time. There's a lot to ingest but they do such a great job to process it all."

Geeks of Color's Andrew J. Salazar added: "Without exaggeration it is the most plot heavy MCU film, and it definitely *feels* like the longest."

But in saying that, the fight scenes have also been lauded as 'dramatic' and 'packed with adrenaline'.

Some reviewers chose to focus their early reactions on the cinematography.

ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis said: "It's shot with a massive scope, looking visually different (and more intimate) than anything else Marvel.

"Eternals is a whole lot of movie... It has laughs, great surprises, and heart to go with the gigantic, crowded story it unpacks."

While Scott Menzel from We Live Entertainment wrote: "Easily one of the best looking Marvel films of all time."

Critics say Eternals will be a massive win for those who appreciate it when Marvel sticks to the comic books for their plot.

Despite there being a massive cast, the more than two-and-a-half hour film gives each character enough screen time to develop their own sense of presence.

Too often in Marvel films, particularly the Avengers saga, there wasn't enough time for the stars to all shine through in one film and it takes sequels and spinoffs to tell us the backstory.

The critics added that the ending of the movie definitely leaves room for a sequel and the post-credits scene apparently left people in shock.

Eternals drops on November 5 and, judging by what everyone is saying, it's certainly not to be missed.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Marvel

Stewart Perrie
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