The international reviews of Eternals have been released and it has earned mixed reactions. While several reviews were not in the favour of the Marvel movie, a few did enjoy Eternals. The Marvel film premiered in Los Angeles last week.
The 26th movie in the MCU, Eternals is directed by Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao. Actors such as Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie star in the movie.
In his review for Forbes, Scott Mendelson wrote, “More than any previous MCU movie, Eternals feels like ‘just a superhero movie and a ‘We’re running out of characters’ movie. Both credit-cookie scenes will require an explainer, and the first one reeks of a kind of desperation I’ve never seen from Hollywood’s biggest franchise. Considering the years of ‘DC Films versus Marvel’ online handwringing, to the point where Hollywood burned itself down chasing Marvel’s triumphs, it’s quite ironic that one of Marvel’s biggest misses is in an attempt to mimic their biggest rival.”
The Guardian’s Steve Rose inscribed, “There’s just too much going on: it’s all headed towards yet another “race against time to stop the really bad thing happening” climax. It’s not exactly boring – there’s always something new to behold – but nor it is particularly exciting, and it lacks the breezy wit of Marvel’s best movies.”
Joshua Rivera from Polygon, in his review, named the Marvel movie a ‘mess’ and added that Eternals ‘isn’t bold, merely incongruous.’ BCC reviewer Nicholas Barber also appeared unimpressed. They inscribed, “Eternals may not be the worst of Marvel’s movies, but it’s undoubtedly the most disappointing.”
However, David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter noted that ‘depth of feeling enables counter the choppy storytelling.’ Owen Gleiberman from Variety also praised Chloé’s craft by saying, “She’s a master craftswoman, and Eternals, while too long (157 minutes? really?), is a squarely fun and gratifying watch.”
Eternals is set to come on the big screens on November 5 in India. Releasing a day after Diwali, the Marvel film is set to clash with the Bollywood movie Sooryavanshi, featuring Akshay Kumar in the lead.