Review: Marvel’s Eternals


The cast of Eternals at Comic-Con.

Liana Brooks, Visual Editor

On November 5th, a new Marvel Cinematic movie called Eternals came to the big screen. Many Marvel fans were excited to see the movie, but also worried, because it involved new heroes they have never heard of before. Yes, they were in Marvel comics, but Marvel is now introducing new characters to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) which is making fans leery. The overall fan reviews of the movie are positive, but it’s not rated as highly as previous Marvel movies. In my opinion Eternals is a good movie, but not my all-time favorite.

The MCU Fandom Wiki offers the following background information: “The Eternals are a race of near-immortal synthetic beings created by the Celestials. They were sent to multiple planets to protect and help evolve sentient lifeforms to power a Celestial seed inside the planet, which would absorb the energy made from the sentient lifeforms. Ten of these Eternals arrived on Earth during the Stone Age to protect humanity from the Deviants.”

The ten Eternals are Ajak, Sersi, Phastos, Kingo, Ikaris, Sprite, Druig, Makkari, Thena, and Gilgamesh. They all have different powers that help fight off Deviants, but because this is a non-spoiler review, I can’t reveal details. I can only say that this film is full of action and is very different from the rest of the Marvel films. Because the filmmakers had to explain all the characters and their backgrounds, the movie was a bit slow; however, it would have been terrible without this backstory. The ending left off with a cliffhanger that definitely sets up a sequel. I find it exciting and inspiring that one of the big screen superheroes, Makkari, is deaf and uses sign language in the film. 

Watching this film is a great introduction to some new superhero faces. I wonder what will happen next, and whether the Eternals will join forces with any of my other favorite heroes? Overall, I recommend seeing this movie, because it could make you fall in love with Marvel as much as I have.