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Eternals Becomes The Worst Rated Movie In The Whole Marvel Cinematic Universe

Stewart Perrie

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Eternals Becomes The Worst Rated Movie In The Whole Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel's Eternals has received the worst rating on Rotten Tomatoes out of all the other movies in the MCU.

While it had been praised for being very different to other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems this difference hasn't sat well with some critics.

The upcoming movie debuted onto the ratings website with a strong standing, however it has slowly slipped down the rankings with each passing day.


It's now listed at 64 per cent, which is just two points lower than the previous worst reviewed Marvel film, Thor: The Dark World.

Eternals 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.

Loads of critics praised Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao for taking her movie into a different realm compared to her cookie cutter predecessors.

The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes states: "An ambitious superhero epic that soars more often than it strains, Eternals takes the MCU in intriguing -- and occasionally confounding -- new directions."

Many said it was a very plot-driven epic that lasts for more than two and a half hours, and it prioritised character origin and development over high-impact action scenes.

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

While there is still plenty of the latter, it seems like many people weren't too keen to dive into the superhero lore and just wanted the same old explosions and villain portrayals.

Cassie da Costa from Vanity Fair wrote: "From visuals to music choice, there's a lack of style here that is only further emphasized by the film's refusal to focus."

Rolling Stone's K. Austin Collins said: "Eternals is so busy showing off what it can do, where it can go, that it bypasses and overlooks what it really has to offer. There are real dilemmas, real battles of interest buried beneath the soft-pedaled, naturally-lit, cozy surfaces of this movie."

While, Nate Adams from The Only Critic added: "What seemed like the perfect marriage of filmmaker and studio, Oscar winner Chloé Zhao and Marvel Studios, turns out to be one of, if not, the biggest misfires since the Marvel Cinematic Universe began."


Out of the 91 reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes website, there are plenty that are full of praise and respect the way Eternals is maybe for a different type of audience compared to, say, the Avengers series.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Marvel

Stewart Perrie
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