Not quite what we expected. The newest MCU installment – Eternals – earned a score of 71% based on 41 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Considering that MCU movies are used to getting pretty high scores at first, we could say that Eternals got pretty lukewarm reviews. There is still no critical consensus on the page, the movie earned almost the same number of negative reviews as it is for the positive.
“It’s not exactly boring – there’s always something new to behold – but nor it is particularly exciting, and it lacks the breezy wit of Marvel’s best movies.”Guardian
“Eternals has too many balls in the air for any director to catch them all; although, Zhao’s work with cinematographer Ben Davis makes it a sight to behold while they try. The cast members are all welcomed additions to the grand tapestry of the MCU. It’s just a shame it couldn’t find a way to trim just a bit of the fat from the story. It could have been a stone-cold classic instead of a heady standout that lands like an unwieldy entry in the superhero genre.”CBR
“Overall, the film was given the monumental task of introducing ten completely new characters to the MCU and developing them enough to ensure audiences would root for them all – and Zhao deftly pulls it off… It’s a Marvel movie unlike anything the MCU has seen thus far.”Screen Rant
“The performances do their jobs, too, especially when, outside the regulation superhero pantomiming. Zhao’s compassionate gaze requires something extra, for love, destiny, the planet, everything… But what makes “Eternals” feel special is that, for once, the director genuinely cares as much about the character within that spectacle, as the spectacle itself.”The Wrap
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Overall, Eternals received mixed reviews. Although the RT score could still change before the movie’s release and during the first few weeks of distribution, currently only MCU movies that have a lower score are The Incredible Hulk with 67% and Thor: The Dark World with 66%.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, Eternals will hit theaters on November 5, then we’ll see how will the audience see the film that some critics praised and some not so much.