Eternals ★★

Jack Kirby created the Eternals after he returned to Marvel in the late 1970s following a brief run at DC Comics. By that point in his career, he was largely a one-man band, writing, illustrating, and editing his own work, and following his muse beyond the boundaries of traditional superhero comics. His Eternals stories are weird and wild and beautiful, and while the film certainly adapts his book’s essential premise about storytelling and myth, it bears almost none of its frenetic visual energy. That includes Zhao’s version of the Deviants, who in Marvel Comics are a distinct race of aliens with their own goals. In the Eternals movie, they’re largely a bunch of generic four-legged monsters with no goals beyond wanting to eat people. They just aren’t a big enough or entertaining enough threat to support an entire movie.

Full review at ScreenCrush.

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