I just saw Eternals in IMAX. Wow. This movie blew me away. The Marvel Universe has now been explained.
Marvel Studios’ “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.
First, the diversity of the cast was perfect. And while every single group was not represented, this was the broadest mix I have ever seen in a major motion picture. Spoiler alert, the family that was most similar to mine brought tears to my eyes in its beautiful depiction of a loving family.
This was Gemma Chan’s movie. I take credit for first discovering her in a British series called Humans. It started six years ago, and you could see she was star material even as an artificial intelligence! She was fantastic in this movie.
Lauren Ridloff is deaf in real life, and I first saw her in The Walking Dead. Full representation in the Marvel Universe for this and so many groups is one of the many reasons I am a fan for life.
All of the acting was terrific, and the story, as with all Marvel movies, shows us how everything is connected. Thanos making half the universe disappear seems like an awkward thing to mention, but every Marvel movie acknowledges that it happened, something not all cinematic universe would do.
We on Earth have been protected from monsters called Deviants since the dawn of time. These protectors do not protect us from ourselves, hence they did not stop Thanos, but they have provided some guidance through the Millennia. Turns out, when you are trained to protect an entire planet of beings, it is a hard habit to break.
This movie is gorgeous and spectacular. I will see it several more times. And you should as well!
-Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi
-Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris
-Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo
-Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite
-Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos
-Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari
-Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig
-Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh
-Kit Harington as Dane Whitman
-Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak
-Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.
Chloé Zhao directs the film, and Kevin Feige and Nate Moore are the producers, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. The screen story is by Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo, and the screenplay is by Chloé Zhao and Chloé Zhao & Patrick Burleigh and Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo.
SPOLIER ALERT – there are two Easter Eggs. This movie was over two hours long, so I can report there was time to run to the bathroom between eggs! The first Easter Egg had a surprise star drop in, and the entire audience gasped, even though the information has leaked. And as always, the second Easter Egg also set up future story lines to keep us all coming back for more.
Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 5, 2021. This movie is best seen in IMAX! Advance theater tickets now on sale at: Fandango.com/Eternals!!!
And check out the final trailer:
I do have ne celebrity photo to share, this is Richard Madden and I, it’s the best that I could do!