Eternals

Well, I’ve seen it, and to be honest, I’m not really sure what all the bad-mouthing was about. I thought it was great! Okay, so it’s not the Avengers: Endgame, but it was still entertaining, surprisingly deep, and the plot managed to hold itself together.

And of course, it had that secret sauce that Marvel Studios likes to stir into everything it does: the movie didn’t take itself as seriously as some of the people who reviewed it.

Okay, so we have a band of super-powered immortals charged with nurturing the human race and protecting it from a race of monsters called the Deviants. (To be honest, I’m not sure the Deviants represents as big a threat to humanity as humanity does to itself, but that’s just me …).

The eternals are a suitably diverse group, with a wide range of deep-rooted issues mostly associated with being thousands of years old. The characters are pretty well drawn, considering the director was dealing with so many of them. The only one I was really worried about what Thena (played by Angelina Jolie) who seemed like a missed opportunity to me.

Still, the film had a lot of heart, and wasn’t just about the special effects-laden fight scenes (and the special effects were top notch). It brought smiles, sadness, and one or two surprises, especially when the true nature of the Eternals was revealed. (I read the comics, so I already knew).

If you’re a Marvel fan, then go see it. If you’re not, I don’t think it’s going to make you into one, but you should see it anyway.

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