After the red carpet premiere of Eternals, non-spoiler reactions are making their way. Academy Award winner Chloé Zhao has directed the movie. And with this movie, Marvel is gearing up to introduce the new superhero team to the audience. Celestials created Eternals making them immortal and sending them to earth to protect humans from Deviants.
Eternals are living with humans for thousands of years. However, they never interfere in human issues until it’s necessary. They have blended with humans and stayed undercover. Hence, not much is known about them. The main Eternals team is composed of Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Gemma Chan as Sersi, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. Eternals started as one team, however, they decided to part ways after a few years.
But in the movie, the team gets back together to fight the looming Emergence. Smart Hulk’s reverse snap in Avengers: Endgame started the event. And in the movie, the new superhero team will fight the danger.
Eternals Movie Initial Reactions
There is a lot of expectations from the movie. And the initial reactions for the movie are just in. Check them out below.
Marvel’s #Eternals is spectacularly weird & rich w/ a new MCU mythology that makes it feel separate from everything else. It’s honestly refreshing. There’s a bittersweetness to the film that you feel in its sunset shots – a definite Chloé Zhao touch. It is soulful & thoughtful pic.twitter.com/pIAFAyhJ4D
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) October 19, 2021
— Chris E. Haynorror Movies Rule (@ChrisHayner) October 19, 2021
#Eternals is DENSE & I felt the weight of the exposition often. Movie’s at its best when the focus is on the Eternals recreating their family – the humor of it & the passion when they fight for each other and the things they love. Also, Angelina Jolie in the MCU is EVERYTHING. pic.twitter.com/rMJz0U2It2
— Perrinormal Activity (@PNemiroff) October 19, 2021
#Eternals is epic in every sense of the word. It's a story that is more massive but simultaneously more down-to-earth than the MCU has ever been. The passion everyone involved had for this movie is present in every scene and it needs to be seen on the biggest screen you can find pic.twitter.com/CyyqPt9dfn
— Jack McBryan (@McBDirect) October 19, 2021
#Eternals , wow! A lot to unpack. If Marvel movies are a Venn diagram — variations within that overlap — this movie is off the charts. Hands down the most different of any of their films.
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) October 19, 2021
Fresh off her Oscar win, Chloé Zhao doesn’t miss a step with Marvel’s #Eternals.
Eternals is one of the most visually stunning comic films we’ve seen. Zhao has a great eye for detail and we see that with her set pieces and character designs which pay homage to the comics (1/4) pic.twitter.com/v1kTln0udL
— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) October 19, 2021
Chloé Zhao’s #Eternals is absolutely fantastic, the cookie cutter Marvel template is thrown out the window and you’re given an enthralling experience, a must watch this year. #Sersi #Ikaris #Kingo #Thena #Phastos #Druig@TheMoviePodcast review coming soon. pic.twitter.com/aZaMNfg0Vu
— Anthony Gagliardi (@AJJetset) October 19, 2021
#Eternals is amazing! Chloé Zhao & company turn in an evocative, emotional, extraordinarily epic superhero film. The ensemble have great chemistry & all get big Movie Moments to showcase their prowess. The naturalism of Ben Davis’ cinematography spotlights characters’ humanity. pic.twitter.com/MjZ2VheJ56
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) October 19, 2021
Haven't felt this giddy after a movie since The Avengers. Goosebumps. Incredible action, both planetary & interstellar and looks GORGEOUS. Most importantly, it feels like a live action anime! Can't wait to talk about Makkari & Kingo! 😥Those end credits 🤯! #Eternals pic.twitter.com/htspR64EZM
— Jonas @ FilmNightCrew (@HowieBlingAEW) October 19, 2021
#Eternals is a total blast. A lot of material to cover but it is handled well. Can't wait for people to see it. Of all the end credit scenes I've watched during a premiere, I've never heard the audience lose their minds as much as they did for this one. #eternalspremiere pic.twitter.com/LXxZXY8P1f
— Ashley Menzel (@AshleyGMenzel) October 19, 2021
Holy crap – Eternals is a freaking MASTERPIECE!!! Packed with adrenaline right from the start, but also filled with lots of heart & humor! So many MCU firsts!! Your mind will be BLOWN! Nods to comics but a totally unique story. Those end credits are GAME CHANGERS!! #Eternals pic.twitter.com/jKiMJukn4S
— Tessa Smith – Mama's Geeky (@MamasGeeky) October 19, 2021
What Do the Initial Reviews Say About Movie?
Reading the initial reviews, it is safe to say Marvel Studios might have succeeded at introducing this new team of superheroes. Also, this is the first time Marvel is bringing a new superhero team that has never appeared in any previous project. The last time when this happened was with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
But the most important thing about the movie is that introducing Eternals is much trickier. This is because there are several characters. However, the director Zhao has definitely found a way to put each character in the right place at the right time. Also, with the reviews, it seems like most of the movie will focus on establishing the role of each character in the MCU. And this is crucial too as these characters will play an important role in the franchise.
Another thing worth noting is that the movie had two post-credits scenes. However, it is difficult to place these scenes and understand what they mean. But one thing is for sure, the scenes will be franchise-changing. Moreover, based on the reviews it feels like Zhao didn’t follow MCU’s typical movie-making format. Instead of the three-part storytelling, the difference in format makes the movie new and refreshing.
Are you excited to see the movie? Comment down below what you think!