Eternals: 6 reasons to watch the Marvel movie

The movie “Eternals”Premiered in theaters in Mexico in November 2021 and fans questioned whether or not it was worth it, as a result of criticism from sites such as IMDb Y Rotten Tomatoes, which rated it as one of the worst movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (UCM).

Despite this, Marvel continues to expand its cinematic universe with its 25th installment, “Eternals,” directed by Chloe Zhao, which gives a twist to his film career after the success of “Nomadland” (2020). “I’m a Marvel fan so it’s been great working on it,” said the director.

Also, remember that “Eternals” premiered this Wednesday, January 12 on the Disney + platform.

But if this is not enough to encourage you to see “Eternals” in the cinema, here are some reasons not to miss it:

1. A new approach to Marvel

Marvel and Disney were looking for a different approach to introduce the new group of superheroes, the “Eternals”, who will thus open phase 4 of the universe. And zhao conquered the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, with a different presentation: a poem by William Blake.

“I was offered to work on this film, and when I read the script I loved the idea even more. At first I was very nervous, I did not know if Kevin (Feige) would select me,” confessed Chloe.

With this film, Marvel can boast of having an Oscar winner for the first time, and that is because Zhao has not only brought diversity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) —the film has a cast from different cultures, includes an LGTBI + plot and he has a deaf co-star – but also his personal hallmark.

“The cameras have a lot of base and the movements are very natural. The shots are longer: we used wide angle lenses and deep focus (similar to what he did in” Nomadland “), to give the audience the space and time to be able to explore what’s within the frame and, therefore, reach their own conclusion about the relationship between the characters and the space in which they are, “he explained.

Lauren Ridloff (“The Walking Dead”), who plays the deaf superheroine Makkari, points out that working with Zhao has been “a delight”: “He trusts us a lot and gives us a lot of freedom when it comes to interpreting our characters. He also trusts the public a lot, the audience and that is something to admire, “he explained.

3. The plot that follows after “Avengers: Endgame”

“Eternals”, which adapts the comics by Jack Kirby (1978), part of the world left by “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), in which the Marvel superheroes managed to recover half of the population that had perished after the mortal “Thanos” villain snapping fingers.

In this context, that of a world in apparent normality, the evil Deviants emerge to threaten humans again, forcing the “Eternals” to take up arms, an alien race created by gods and that lives infiltrated on Earth since a thousand years ago.

These superheroes, each with a characteristic power, coming from the planet Olympia, are governed by the same rule: they cannot interfere in the conflicts of humanity unless Deviants are involved.

4. The brilliant cast of “Eternals”

  • “Sersi” (Gemma Chan)
  • “Sprite” (Lia McHugh)
  • “Ikaris” (Richard Madden)
  • “Thena” (Angelina Jolie)
  • “Kingo” (Kumail Nanjiani)
  • “Druig” (Barry Keoghan)
  • “Makkari” (Ridloff)
  • “Phastos” (Brian Tyree Heny)
  • “Ajak” (Salma Hayek)
  • “Gilgamesh” (Ma Dong-Seok, “Don Lee”)

The “Eternals” will gather to protect humanity from those creatures that suddenly reappear after 500 years, in less than seven days.

Of all the cast, only Chan had previously worked for Marvel, in the film “Captain Marvel” (2019) giving life to Doctor Minerva, a geneticist “Kree” (alien race) enemy of the captain. The British actress assures that it was all “a surprise” to return to the MCU (acronym in English of the Marvel Cinematic Universe).

“To be honest, I was surprised like anyone else. I didn’t expect to return to the Marvel Universe, and do it as a co-star much less the truth. I was pleasantly surprised, and I took the opportunity to be able to work with Richard and the rest of the cast which is incredible, “he says.

All the characters from “Eternals”. COURTESY / Marvel

5. Surprises for the future of the UCM

“Eternals” has many surprises, including the role played by Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) who plays Dane Whitman, a seemingly ordinary man who works at the Natural History Museum in London and is coincidentally dating “ Sersi ”. In the comics he ends up becoming “Black Knight” when he is done with a cursed sword.

Although he has not been able to show off much and hopes that his character will gain strength in an upcoming installment, Harington is “tremendously proud and happy” to have been part of the Marvel family: “I like being part of a large cast. The variety of characters and the stories that the film has hooked me from the first moment, “he clarifies.

6. Post-credit scenes

As is customary in Marvel movies, “Eternals” also advises the viewer not to get up from the armchair until the end of the credits, as he has several surprises on his hands. One of them is the jump to the big screen of “Eros”, the brother of “Thanos”, another superhero played by the singer Harry Styles.

The second, for its part, confirms a new hero … or not.

With information from EFE



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