Chloé Zhao, the film’s director, responds to criticism that Eternals is the worst MCU film yet. After Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals was the third film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ten Eternals were sent to Earth 7,000 years ago to guard the planet from Deviant attacks. They were Ajak, Ser, Ikaris Kingo Sprite Phastos Makkari Druig Gilgamesh and Thena. After concluding that the Deviants were extinct, the group began to blend in with the rest of society.
No less than ten new superheroes had to be introduced into the MCU by Chloé Zhao. Her task was made even more difficult by the fact that the characters were not well-known. As a result, many critics labeled The Eternals one of the worst additions to MCU. Eternals currently has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score of all 27 MCU films, but a 78% Audience Score. Some people began to wonder if Eternals were really as bad as they were made out to be.
“Does Chloé Zhao’s superhero epic Eternals really deserve to be ranked at the bottom of the MCU?”
Zhao recently shared a screenshot from a Rotten Tomatoes review of Eternals on Instagram. The director indicated that she is aware of the film’s critics. When asked by Rotten Tomatoes if Eternals deserves to be at the bottom of the MCU’s rankings, Zhao responded with the question, “Does it…?” “Eternals” will be available with a director’s commentary and other special features on Disney+ on January 12th, according to the director.
To Zhao’s credit, he did his best to make Eternals a standout among the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s other films while also broadening the scope of the franchise. Despite this, the film tries to cram a lot of plot points into its two-and-a-half-hour running time. With ten new heroes and supporting characters like Arishem, Kro, and Dane Whitman being introduced, the cast was left with a bare minimum of characterization. A lot of the movie’s plot holes and contradictions were due to the interference of Thena’s Mahd W’yry and Arishem with the Eternals.
When Eternals opened domestically in 2015, it was its worst domestic debut since Ant-Man in 2015. Some people were just averse to the film’s subject matter. However, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic still has an impact on box office numbers. This is because some fans are afraid to return to the theaters.
More people will be able to see Eternals now that it is available on Disney+. This could lead to better reviews for the film. A director’s discussion could also significantly help the reception of the film. This is only possible if Zhao can successfully explain her rationale behind some of these details or plot holes.