Eternals by Marvel Movie Review

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Marvel’s Eternals, the latest installment in the Marvel cinematic universe, has a very different feel and tone from the previous twenty-nine Marvel projects. The movie introduces ten new heroes to the Marvel universe, and not only that, it expands the Marvel universe in ways we once didn’t think was possible.
The movie starts off by giving the backstory of the Eternals and showing their first encounter with the humans of Earth. The Eternals have been sent from a god-like being named Arishem, who is a celestial. In the Marvel universe they are creator beings, capable of building entire galaxies from scratch. The celestial Arshem tasks the Eternals to protect the human race from an alien race called deviants, who prey on intelligent life. After the deviants are defeated, the Eternals continue to protect the human race from a distance until the Eternals disagree on intervening in human conflicts, because of how violent the human race is becoming and they eventually disband into different parts of the globe.
Present day, the Eternals are still on earth and still have not intervened in any human conflicts even throughout all the Marvel projects in the past. The Eternals Sersi, Ikaris, and Sprite are attacked by a deviant and later learn that a deviant killed their leader Ajak, because of this unfolding of events, the three decide that it is time to reassemble the Eternals to stop the emerging deviants. Once they reunite, they learn that the real reason the Eternals were sent to Earth was to protect the planet in order to birth a new celestial from the core of the planet which has developed over millions of years with intelligent life. The Eternals decide to go against their mission and stop the birth of the celestial, which was causing an emergence on Earth and would have destroyed the planet. Ultimately, the Eternals save the planet and go against their sole purpose on why they were sent to Earth.
This was a very condensed summary of the movie, but an exposition is needed before criticizing the movie. This movie has an excellent cast and it was truly refreshing to have representation from minority groups in each character. I felt all the characters had a decent amount of development, but not enough to care about the characters like the ones we have grown up with in past Marvel movies. Because of this, I believe the story is too large of a scale to just have in one movie. As harsh as it sounds, I also don’t think the story of the movie is interesting enough to spread across two movies either. It was barely interesting enough for its two-hour and thirty-seven-minute run time, which at times felt like a chore to get through. Despite its flaws, the movie has fantastic cinematography, humor, and high stakes which still make parts of the movie really captivating and enjoyable to watch.
This is only the start of Marvel expanding its universe, with twenty-eight confirmed Marvel projects on the way we can expect to see the Eternals again intertwining with new and old characters in the Marvel cinematic universe.