The world premiere of Marvel Studios’ latest comic book adaptation, ‘Eternals’, took place on Monday and the early reviews are pouring in on social media. One thing’s for sure, Kevin Feigi was not joking when he said this film would ‘redefine the Marve Cinematic Universe (MCU) entirely’.
Academy-award winning director Chloe Zhao was joined by her diverse cast including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Don Lee, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff and Kumail Nanjiani for the glitzy and glamours red carpet event leading up to the iconic Dolby theatre.
We will love this cast for eternity #Eternals https://t.co/yj72glkU33— Eternals (@TheEternals) 1634617666000
The HYPE is real Fans are all dressed up and can’t wait to see who will show up first to the world premiere of Ma… https://t.co/AqzZt9ifAm— Eternals (@TheEternals) 1634603280000
Following the world premiere, the first wave of spoiler-free reviews came in on social media with critics raving about the ‘visual masterpiece’ if not about the splendid performance of the cast and the director. Considering that this is the first time the immortal beings are being introduced into the MCU, one critic said, “I saw a movie tonight. #Eternals is cool as hell. Drags a bit in act 2 but I went in knowing nothing about this movie and walked out a fan.”
I saw a movie tonight. #Eternals is cool as hell. Drags a bit in act 2 but I went in knowing nothing about this mov… https://t.co/UOXlYPia88— Chris E. Haynorror Movies Rule (@ChrisHayner) 1634619444000
Going by the tweets that came in, it can be assured that ‘Eternals’ is unlike any other Marvel film we have seen so far. With some calling it the best since ‘Avengers’, others agreed it was ‘epic in every sense of the word’.
“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,” said a Twitter user.
#Eternals is epic in every sense of the word. It’s a story that is more massive but simultaneously more down-to-ea… https://t.co/KpnPryh3eF— Jack McBryan (@McBDirect) 1634620301000
Another added, “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.”
#Eternals , wow! A lot to unpack. If Marvel movies are a Venn diagram — variations within that overlap — this movie… https://t.co/7sfocC7ETo— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) 1634619647000
“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!,” another said.
Haven’t felt this giddy after a movie since The Avengers. Goosebumps. Incredible action, both planetary & interstel… https://t.co/8Gle3Irs5R— Jonas @ FilmNightCrew (@HowieBlingAEW) 1634619624000
Marvel’s #Eternals is spectacularly weird & rich w/ a new MCU mythology that makes it feel separate from everything… https://t.co/VqrRnsST4f— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) 1634619602000
Chloé Zhao’s #Eternals is absolutely fantastic, the cookie cutter Marvel template is thrown out the window and you’… https://t.co/erjFms6XDe— Anthony Gagliardi (@AJJetset) 1634619633000
Fresh off her Oscar win, Chloé Zhao doesn’t miss a step with Marvel’s #Eternals. Eternals is one of the most visu… https://t.co/veTPG6udsu— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) 1634619641000
Holy crap – Eternals is a freaking MASTERPIECE!!! Packed with adrenaline right from the start, but also filled with… https://t.co/8bPSvYVEM4— Tessa Smith – Mama’s Geeky (@MamasGeeky) 1634619533000
#Eternals is DENSE & I felt the weight of the exposition often. Movie’s at its best when the focus is on the Eterna… https://t.co/ajSb7X7jzZ— Perrinormal Activity (@PNemiroff) 1634619788000
‘Eternals’, is part of the MCU’s Phase Four, which kicked off with ‘WandaVision’ on an OTT platform. While the production giant has released a bunch of web series including ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’, ‘Loki’ and ‘What If…?’, this will only be the second film release since Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ that released in July.
‘Eternals’ was delayed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is slated to release worldwide on November 5. The film will hit Indian screens in time for the Diwali weekend.