Eternals Movie Review


Abby Landers, Staff Writer

The film is about a group of immortal-like beings sent to this earth centuries ago by the celestial named Arishem to protect humans from deviants. This group is called the Eternals. The Eternals were sent here and directed not to interfere with human conflict unless deviants were involved. Deviants are the creatures the Eternals battle in order to keep humans and earth safe. While believing to have completed their mission of ridding the earth of deviants, we observe how different members grow and connect with human beings, through relationships, friendships and even helping humans further develop throughout history. However, it becomes apparent that their work is not finished, as life-altering secrets come to light. Upon learning previously unknown truths, the Eternals become divided and are forced to choose between what they believe is morally right and what they love. 


While this is a Marvel movie, its DNA differs from the traditional structure audiences are familiar with. The film provides an outstanding balance between weaving the present story with past experiences of the Eternals shown through flashbacks from previous adventures. Furthermore, Marvel stayed true to its promise to be more inclusive of different cultures and sexualities, evidenced by the multicultural diversity of the actors and introducing the first homosexual superhero in live-action films globally. These actors include Salma Hayek, a Mexican American actress, and film producer, who plays Ajck, the leader of the Eternals. Ma Dong-Seok, also known as Don Lee is a South Korean- American actor who plays Gilgamesh. Barry Keoghan an Irish actor who plays Druig, his character is one of the first to rebel against their orders. Kumail Ali Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and podcaster, He plays the very enthusiastic Kingo. Lauren Ridloff plays the first deaf superhero in the MCU, Makkari. Richard Madden is a Scottish actor who plays Ikarus. Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington is an English actor, who plays one of the Eternal’s love interests and we even see him in the end credits for an interesting insight into an upcoming Marvel movie. We also have Brian Tyree Henry and Haaz Sleiman who play the first homosexual characters in MCU history. 


I recommend Eternals to a teenage-adult audience. It’s rated PG-13, and as typical with Marvel movies, there are both mid-credits and end-credit scenes that introduce new characters that help to widen the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie was amazing, even though it wasn’t your typical Marvel movie it still truly had marvel roots, and we see this through the dramatics and the action that all true marvel fans love. You can not truly get the full effect of this movie without seeing it for yourself, so I completely and utterly recommend going out and seeing Eternals as soon as possible.