Eternals ★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

It’s rare that a marvel film leaves me feeling unsure - but I guess that shows they’re going out there and trying something new?

I don’t want to slam this film because honestly there was so much I did enjoy about it:
- it’s a beautiful film to look at. The fact they filmed it on location a lot more than normal really shows.
- The cast were brilliant and diverse without it feeling forced. 
- We actually fully just got some gay representation without it just being hinted at *ahem gay Joe Russo*. 
- The score was GORGEOUS and I’m obsessed with the main theme
- I loved the variety of character groupings and situations they all ended up on.  
- I love Karun and always will. Protect him at all costs. 
- Druig was a standout to me, which is not what I was expecting. Loved him. 
- I didn’t expect the Ikaris twist at all
- It was pretty much a self contained film, it didn’t rely on the success of the other films. It was very much it’s own film. But it also had some nods to the other films which I could appreciate. 
- Marvel were trying something new, something different, and I’m glad they did. 

I think it’s the fact all these things were clunked together with lots and lots exposition, time jumps and villains who whilst they looked cool, didn’t really do much for me (also the big strong one just died from being chopped up despite Ikaris shooting it with cosmic rays like what??) Some of the plot and character decisions didn’t really sit well with me (Kingo just disappearing and missing the final “Eternals getting together”) and the finale just sorta happened with no proper explanation. I don’t want to criticise it’s length, I feel it was necessary to get to know all the characters- maybe there were just too many? I would’ve loved to have seen more of Ajak, Gilgamesh and Thena. 

I need to rewatch it (but I don’t feel the urge to just yet) and will reevaluate my opinions. I enjoyed watching it, but I’m not sure if I like it as a film.

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