We spent so much time fawning over Angelina Jolie at The Eternals' various premieres that we almost forgot entirely about the film itself. But, luckily some fans were far more on the ball and have already started critiquing the new instalment in the Marvel franchise. However, this time, people aren't loving The Eternals quite as much as you'd expect, with many fans sharing the exact same complaint.
The film, the 26th in the Marvel Universe, follows the Eternals, an immortal alien race who have been reunited to protect humankind from their evil counterparts, the Deviants. The film has been praised for modernising the genre, with a more diverse cast and Marvel's first gay superhero. Plus, it features a long list of big name stars from Angelina Jolie and Gemma Chan to Salma Hayek and Richard Madden.
However, despite sounding like the perfect addition to the Marvel cinematic universe, the film has gradually racked up a rating of 65% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the worst rated film in the franchise. With many of the reviews agreeing that the film doesn't quite hit the mark, and that the plot is convoluted and storyline not strong enough.
What’s one word to describe The Eternals? pic.twitter.com/8hlzjwiPmm
— Nelson!!!!! (@TheeNelDog) October 19, 2021
It’s a beautiful movie with an awesome cast of characters that tells a complex story but is ultimately too big for itself. I felt they could’ve split the story into 2 films.
I liked it but didn’t love it. It did setup an exciting future for the MCU! pic.twitter.com/95JHJUZ9X9
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) October 25, 2021
However, the issue has divided fans on Twitter with many of them saying that the film is being criticised for offering a new take on a typical Marvel film. Additionally, fans are calling out reviewers on IMDb after spotting that some of the negative comments about The Eternals seemed to be as a result of the gay kiss included in the film.
a lot of those negative reviews are saying eternals doesn’t look or feel like an mcu movie… and that’s a bad thing? pic.twitter.com/kc4UYjNniS
— jay (@xternaIs) October 24, 2021
“We want an MCU movie to be different from the formula!”
*Marvel releases Eternals*
Eternals review: It doesn’t feel like an MCU movie…
Marvel will never win with some people.
— malachi (@MCUMarvels) October 24, 2021
Eternals has officially been review bombed on IMDb for a gay kiss.
Sincerely hoping this doesn’t deter Marvel from doing more films like this. pic.twitter.com/0BH4DBHMmz
— Børk • DUNE TIME • (@BorkEternal) October 27, 2021
Anyone else just even more excited to see it now?
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