Chloe Zhao (Songs My Brother Taught Me, Nomadland) pitched this movie to Marvel’s boss-man Kevin Feige quoting William Blake’s poem Auguries of Innocence and handed him a picture of a grain of sand. The poem starts as “To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour…” This is exactly what happens with Eternals, you hold an infinite amount of drama, emotions, intra-communal combat, love, lost love in the palm of your hand, and eternity in two hours and thirty-seven minutes. Zhao co-writes this with her fellow screenwriters Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo and she has orchestrated the most unmarvelous Marvel movie yet.
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I entered the cinema hall donning a Justice League tee just for fun, after reading the bashing reviews of Eternals which trapped me to believe that this could be a meh affair. I’ve already booked another shown & nearly ironed my Marvel tee to witness Zhao’s magic as a fan and not as a critic. Saying this, I also understand why my fellow critics have bashed it because Eternals not only breaks Marvel’s template it completely shatters it (along with the people’s premonitory expectations with it).
Despite the outline is similar to “assembling a team to save planet Earth from otherworldly beings”, Eternals is more about the internal battle rather than a team of superheroes doing superheroic things together to eliminate a Purple-headed monster. Zhao focuses more on Sersi’s affinity towards humans that strengthens her belief in winning against the creator of everyone, she also highlights Ikaris’ connection with Icarus (the boy who flew too close to the sun), which also displays Thena’s internal struggle to believe and remember she’s loved. All of this apart from Marvel’s first Gay superhero who is a family man not wanting to get back to fighting deviants, a deaf superhero adding to the emotional drama and a comic-relief in Kumail Nanjiani. I know I’m repeating myself but all of this in around 150 minutes.
Chloe Zhao’s love for deserted lands levels up with Ben Davis’ cinematography as she makes you breathe amid the flying grain of sands whilst these demigods decide earth’s fate by fighting among themselves.
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Star Cast: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Harish Patel, Kit Harrington
Director: Chloé Zhao
After Robert Downey’s Tony Stark, along with himself, snapped Thanos out of existence in Endgame, half of Earth’s population came back to life and witnessed all this drama were the Eternals. A group of demigods were allotted to this planet by Celestials to protect it at any cost. Sersi in the present day, fights with a Deviant, counterparts of Eternals who were believed to be wiped-off years ago but they’re back. Sersi does the most ‘Marvel’ thing doing a family reunion with other Eternals who arrive with a different backstory with them.
Bossiest of them all is Sersi’s ‘long-lost’ cheater ex-boyfriend Ikaris who possess the Cyclops-like laser beam. We’ve Kingo who is currently a Bollywood star, but he uses his hands to project cosmic energy, Sprite is a 12-year-old illusion master, Phastos apart from being Marvel’s first openly gay superhero is the tech-guy of the team, Makkari is Flash’s alternative of Eternals but she can’t speak making her this movie’s second ‘Marvel’s first’ Druig reads people’s mind to manipulate them, Gilgamesh has a strong-smack as his superpower and Thena, Goddess of war who’s currently at a war with her inner-self.
They’re led by Ajak, the only one who could talk to Arishem . The Eternals go against something that is against the pre-decided plan by Arishem to eliminate planet Earth. All of these ten come together to create a tale spanning over 7000 years in 2 hours and 30 odd minutes.