A review on ‘Eternals’ and its character diversity

Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and Gemma Chan stars in the lead role of “Eternals.” Marvel Studios/courtesy

A spoiler-filled review of “Eternals”

Eternals exceeded my expectations as I left the movies happy with the fact that they didn’t fully go down the route of a full superhero team up. Other than this movie being one of the most visually appealing films made by marvel studios in my eyes, I feel that it gave us pretty good action scenes also which is a must. Another box office success for Marvel with “Eternals” as the movie aimed to introduce 10 new heroes to the MCU

The film started off slowly introducing everyone to us with the big first fight and throughout the movie we would continually learn so much about everyone. We discover that the Eternals are superheroes who have lived on earth for nearly 7,000 years. As good as the fight scenes actually were, the powers were inevitably forgetful.

Throughout the film, the characters start to grow on you because they are all different in their own way. They are a huge family that seems to have some problems. We find out about a failed and future relationship in the group.

Marvel has continued to perform well in the box office as Eternals has crossed the $300 million at the global box office according to Forbes. Even with this big success for the film the movie has been heavily criticized as one of the worst MCU films. Receiving a 48% on rotten tomato is the lowest score by a marvel movie with it being 19 percent lower than “Thor: The Dark World.”

Most of the bad reviews could be seen because the movie has featured a very diverse cast with some people identifying with the LGBTQ+ community. The Marvel Studios President of Physical, Post Production, VFX and Animation Victoria Alonso talked about the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in future Marvel films after the big response from “Eternals” reviews.

“We have tried to stir it up and sometimes the critics are not with us,” Alonso said as reported by Variety. “That’s ok we thank you for being a critic. We thank you for writing about us and the fans will decide.”

Marvel Studios is striving to make a big change in their movies with all different types of representation. Movies like “Black Panther” being a predominantly black cast, “Captain Marvel” being the first female led marvel movie with “Black Widow” coming soon after that and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” being a predominantly Asian cast.

“Diversity and inclusion is not a political game for us,” Alonso said. “It is 100 percent a responsibility because you don’t get to have the global success that we have given the Walt Disney Company without the support of people around the world of every kind of human there is.”

In all “Eternals” was a big hit from marvel not only because we were introduced 10 new heroes throughout the movie but we were also able to see the beauty within the future of marvel movies.


Updated Dec. 8 at 12:25 p.m. to add a link, deck and change header/title.