Eternals Review


Michael Assioun '27

When I first saw the trailer for the Eternals movie, I was so excited to watch it because I knew that the Marvel comic was a very big hit. As I was leaving the theater, I knew that this was the worst Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie.

     When I started the movie, the first 30 minutes were pretty good, and I was liking the movie, but that took a big turn. The movie was full of critics, including DC’s Superman, and a child reading a Star Wars comic, which is now owned by Disney, along with Marvel. It felt like they were just throwing in things, so that they don’t get sued, like bringing in Harry Styles in the end-credit scene. After Avengers: Endgame, Disney made the rule that no more movies are allowed to have a scene where there is a decapitation. I just feel like Disney’s takeover of Marvel is making their movies less thrilling, or removing what they think is violent. The Eternals movie was very slow, and it was more about love than actually stopping the antagonist. It’s like two gods saying “OH NO! I don’t care if the world is going to be destroyed, as long as I can still be with you!”

  Even if you don’t agree with me, the movie has the most rotten tomatoes and the worst ratings in the MCU (48% Rotten Tomatoes). One of the things that many Marvel fans didn’t like was the way they displayed the LGBTQ+ representation. The movie never had anything like what the comics displayed, because the comics were all about action, fighting, and war.

     Plus, the villain — I will not state who this is — has a drive that is pure evil, but the way they see it makes it seem like a good idea. Another complaint is that Eternals goes against everything we have learned in the MCU so far, like how the Infinity Stones created the universe. This movie says that Arishem, the guy who created the Eternals, was the beginning of the world. Also, if you agree with the Eternals’ ideas, you are technically agreeing with Thanos’s ideas. Let me explain: Arishem created the Eternals and the Deviants (monsters that are trying to destroy the world), who are supposed to go to every world and destroy it. He thinks that if more worlds are destroyed, then the rest will flourish. And, near the end, Arishem says they have to “give up” Earth, and that it was a consistent world—just like what Thanos said when he was fighting Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War. I hope I have convinced you that this movie was definitely a big fail.