Eternals was a film that I had high expectations for. Sadly though, the film was not up to my expectations. It is, in fact, a major mess, though it fell just short of being terrible. The worst part—the film is almost three hour long.
In Eternals superheroes from the shadows of centuries unite in a race to fight the evil Deviants. There is a long list of superheroes in the film, including: Ikaris, played by Richard Madden; Thena (Angelina Jolie); Ajak, (Salma Hayek); Sersi, (Gemma Chan); Kingo, (Kumail Nanjiani); Sprite (Lia McHugh); Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry); Druig (Barry Keoghan); and Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), who is the first deaf Marvel superhero.
The technology in Eternals is great, not surprising for a Marvel superhero movie, but its premises are obscure and the plot was pure boredom. The main importance of Eternals is that it links to the next Marvel film, and it also had hidden gems and hints for other Marvel films down the line.
Regardless of how good or bad some may view Eternals, fans around the world will likely flock to it. Some will love it, some will hate it, and some will of course feel so-so about it. I will admit that the film had its moments. And I wouldn’t say that I totally disliked it. I just think, again, that my expectations may have been set too high. Not all superhero films are going to be amazing. I give Eternals just two stars.