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by Dianna Ranere

Review | The Eternals

The Eternals Now Streaming Exclusively on Disney+ and Available in IMAX Enhanced

Our Review:

Marvel Comics has a rich history that reaches back to the 1930s, full of amazing stories, characters, and lore that the MCU is finally beginning to explore. The Eternals comic history reaches back to the 1970s and bringing The Eternals into the MCU is a huge step in that direction. Spanning thousands of years on the Earth, The Eternals is a story about love, loss, loyalty, and finding your way despite our circumstances and humanity, with all our faults.

The Eternals were created by a Celestial. Celestials are responsible for creating life throughout the universe, the Eternals have been sent to Earth to protect the fledgling humans from monsters called Deviants. After their mission is complete they live thousands of years among humans guiding them as best they can but never interfering in our otherwise, natural development.

Each Eternal goes their separate ways learning to live among the humans and becoming a part of them. When the Deviants return they are thrust back together and learn terrible truths about who they are, what they are, and the real reason they exist.

The Eternals give you what you would expect from a Marvel movie, heart-pounding action scenes, brilliant effects, some twists and turns and a few outstanding reveals. The first half of the movie is not incredibly fast-moving, there is a fair bit of character development thrown in. This is an ensemble movie and it takes time to to do so, don’t expect a rollicking ride in the first half. After that, it definitely picks up and the action, as well as the shock moments, come pretty quickly.

The Eternals definitely add some serious depth to the MCU as well as sets up some pretty interesting possibilities for the future.

Eternals is now available on Digital and will be released on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD February 15.

About The Eternals:

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.

The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, with Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. 

Chloé Zhao directs the film, and Kevin Feige and Nate Moore are the producers, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. The screen story is by Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo, and the screenplay is by Chloé Zhao and Chloé Zhao & Patrick Burleigh and Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo.

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