“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.

My thoughts

A lot of critics have torn this movie apart for not using the standard Marvel Superhero movie recipe but honestly this is in my top 5 Marvel films! 

The story was immersive and beautifully told, especially explaining the last 7000yrs. The stellar diverse cast had their acting on point, and there was fantastic character development which allowed the audience to easily define each individual character, their powers, their flaws and their motivations.

Each scene was breathtaking and the CGI was incredible. Epic fight scenes accompanied with many laugh out loud moments. 

I would definitely recommend seeing this one at the cinema – just go in with an open mind and don’t expect your usual MCU movie.

Who is in Marvel Studios’ Eternals?

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” stars Gemma Chan (Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,” “Crazy Rich Asians”), Richard Madden (“Rocketman,” “The Bodyguard”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley,” “The Big Sick”), Lia McHugh (“The Lodge”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta,” “Widows”), Lauren Ridloff (“The Walking Dead,” “Wonderstruck”), Barry Keoghan (“American Animals,” “Dunkirk”), Don Lee (Ma Dong-Seok) (“The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil,” “Train to Busan), ”) with Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones,” “Gunpowder”), with Salma Hayek (“Like a Boss,” “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”), and Academy Award®–winner Angelina Jolie (“Those Who Wish Me Dead,” “Maleficent”).

(L-R): Karun (Harish Patel), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Gilgamesh (Don Lee) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

What is Eternals based on?

Jack Kirby’s original “Eternals” Marvel comic books, first published in 1976, provided the inspiration for the film. His stories presented a unique opportunity to explore uncharted time periods and diverse characters, and to delve into the rich history of the Eternals.

What is the plot of Eternals?

The Eternals are a race of immortal aliens from the distant planet Olympia who arrived on Earth thousands of years ago to protect humanity from a race of alien predators called the Deviants. The Eternals were alerted to the Deviant threat by the Celestials, a race of cosmic builders who were first glimpsed in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The Eternals on Earth are a diverse and powerful group—a combination of thinkers and fighters, sharing the same cosmic energy, which manifests itself in different powers within each individual. When they work together these powers complement each other. When they are off-duty, they act like any other dysfunctional family group, supporting one another and squabbling in equal measures.

The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit. The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight.

The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.

My rating for Eternals

Cross between Guardian of the Galaxy and Shazam 4/5 ????????????????

Eternals is available to watch in cinemas across Australia now. It is rated M.

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