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coralinejones · 11 months
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i’m sorry but what were people on when they watched Eternals and decided to hate it so much??? it is EASILY one of the best marvel movies and it also has some of the BEST fight scenes in any marvel movie, ever !! this was so so good,, eternals WILL return bitch lets gooooo
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guyramsayfieri · 11 months
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Idk man, the eternals (while definitely having some interesting and problematique optics) wasn’t bad. I think a lot of people forget they have to buy into the logic of the movie world and just have fun with it. It felt like a good exploration of what living for millennia might do to a group of people deigned as gods, but who also still view themselves as family. Yeah the exposition was clunky but what can you do when you have to drop decades of comic history in 2 1/2 hours?
#also…maybe it’s just me but phastos saying I regret helping humanity advance#didn’t mean he directly contributed to Hiroshima and nuclear weaponry rather than any tech he offered us would result in our advancement to#that point and he regretted /that/#idk I’d say bad optics to give it to the only black actor but he wasn’t? and the cast was the most diverse I’ve ever seen in a marvel film#(in any mainstream pop culture film actually) and it was grappling with such big themes that idk it feels like#people critiquing it so much really want to see diverse films and creators fail#text#also makkari and druig were my favorite characters#Gilgamesh hit close to#top character but idk the way druig and makkari interacted was so much#also critiquing the eternals for not preventing human conflicts isn’t valid and I’ll tell you why:#they’re not real people they’re storytelling devices and the conflict between ajak and druig was free-will vs control#like would you rather we exist as unfeeling robots for a god above us to control? or allow us to be messy and fucked up but autonomous#that’s what that’s about. they’re not real people so their actions can’t be judged morally#phastos was also the sweetest man ever I loved him so much#him and sersi#also all of the eternals were so very hot#thank you Chloe zhao#also Karuns little thank you speech meant so much to me I was 🥺#do wish that kumail#was in the final fight but I think the internal family conflict - paralleling him and ikarus- was so cool#I loved how they contrasted each other - the not turning on family thing and being neutral was wrong but 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ idk someone had to#and his powers were the least instrumental to the final fight#*when I say most diverse I do mean it showed a range of races gender and sexuality
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Marvel’s The Eternals (spoiler free)
Putting my hands out here saying first of all that this is gonna be all spoiler-free, because I’m not a highly paid Variety reporter who got to watch The Eternals’ premiere three weeks before it came out to the whole ass world only to spoil the post-credits scene on twitter as soon as I got out of the screening (for those who didn’t know, this happened for real. Thank you so much, Mr. Matt Donnelly, for spoiling the movie weeks before it came out.)
So, back to our little spoiler-free review because booooy, this movie. This movie. Just thinking about it makes me go through a rollercoaster of emotions I didn’t even think I was capable of feeling.
At first, I wasn’t really excited this much for a film about the Eternals and Shang Chi, mostly because their introduction after the Infinity saga felt wrong, like trying to add an extra piece to an already finished puzzle, but then, I started thinking of it the other way round: the first two pieces set down to start a completely new picture. So, from this point of view I started getting more invested in both movies as more teasers and trailers came out, and Shang Chi definitely ended up not disappointing (man I fucking loved that movie).
The Eternals, not so much. That is definitely not to say that the movie deserved the review bombings against lgbt+ representation nor such a low score on RottenTomatoes, because it may not be perfection itself, but it is quite good and all those people who went against all the rep better watch their backs because I can aND WILL FIND THEM-
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Ahem. 
As I was saying, if you want a concise opinion, just so you can decide wether to go to the movies or wait for a Disney+ release and then close the tab, I’ll sum up the whole review with this: overall, the movie is really, like really good, with an amazing cast and photography, and it’s totally worth your money to go and watch it in an actual cinema, but there are some things that marvel probably didn’t think of, that ended up sinking a bit the overall quality of the film. Have you made up your mind on going at the movies? If you have a little more time and do want to know a bit more about what makes Marvel’s The Eternals at the same time both a really good and really bad film (always spoiler-free, mind you), then you only need to keep on reading and we’ll tackle it all together.
1) First off, the photography. Chloe Zhao is a great director and makes use of a particular photography, which for the rendering of the Eternals, mystic figures whose names, personalities and destinies match our actual myths (i.e. Gilgamesh, Ikaris from Icarus, Phastos from haphaestus, Thena from Athena, etc.) is perfect. However it seems as if they totally abused of this photography in the movie, really there are some pretty long sequences in which all you see are blurred figures in backlight, which to me is a big no no.
2) The plot. It’s really good. Really. But it felt like it was overstuffed. That is, it felt like I experienced the whole ass plot of the Cap trilogy in one single movie, and that leads imo to a lot of confusion and misunderstandings of the plot itself, which is already more “adult” and heavy compared to the other mcu films. The reason why lots of people are saying “it doesn’t feel like a Marvel movie” is because of this which, coupled with the fact that it’s almost three hours long, makes it a bit hard to concentrate. I personally came out of the cinema with an awful headache after my shortsighted and astigmatic ass spent 2h 40min staring at a big screen while also trying to follow all the plot points. (There is also a huge ass articulated speech I wanted to write about how Marvel movies were born to entertain and shut down your brain for two hours, not to be heavy three-hours-long indie movies that leave you feeling like your brain melted, but this is not the time) Overall though, the plot really is good, like I said before, except for one particular thing that has nowadays become a fixed point in every. fucking. disney movie. aka, the “good guy turns out to be a bad guy who’s been working against the actual heroes of the story this whole time” plot twist. It started with Wreck It Ralph and it went on with Frozen, with The Nutcracker, with basically every single product since fucking 2012, @ Disney give it a rest.
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3) The sex scene, for which I have two comments: first, my dad did not have to hastily cover my eyes in a cinema in 2008 while Tony Stark started humping Christine Everheart onscreen for y’all to say that Eternals is the first marvel movie with a “dirty” scene. And second, it’s useless af. When every review was saying “oh it’s the first marvel movie with a sex scene! oh oh oh! such a wonder!” I thought that it was, y’know, important to the plot in some way, just like in Iron Man. Instead while in Iron Man the scene was at least a bit useful in understanding Tony Stark’s pre-arc reactor character, what we got here was two full minutes of straight sex just because, which is something that I can’t fucking stand as it’s happening nowadays in every. single. piece. of modern media.
So here it is. Overall, every ten minutes of this film just make you go in a loop of
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and that is not to say it’s a horrible movie, nor that it’s perfection itself.
It just. It simply did not meet the high expectations that Marvel built on some aspects of it.
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There’s a ton to say about gender in line of duty but one specific small thing that I love is the necklines on these women’s wardrobes. In so many areas of life, including casual office work wear and formalwear, women’s clothing has much lower necklines, exposing more skin, and is also just generally colder. But in line of duty they haven’t got like, deep v necks under their blazers, it’s button downs and turtlenecks. This isn’t to say that v necks are bad, but it contributes further to two things that the show is trying to convey: one is that women officers in the show dont function significantly differently than the men do. And then the other one is that they’re all very guarded and professional and secretive and hard to trust as a viewer and anyone could be corrupt! Which, like, I dunno, I kinda feel like a turtleneck under a blazer conveys that hardcore, professional, keep my cards close to my chest type attitude more than a floral print silk blouse would. It’s less friendly and more guarded...I don’t know. I fucking love it. I wish I had jo Davidson’s wardrobe. Whatever
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Saira is asexual
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Chloe Zhao rly said I heard you hate interracial ships what if they’re all interracial ships what then
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I just wanna say thank you to the gif makers in the flash fandom because I’m not gonna watch full episodes but a continual flow of Married Content from Iris and Barry is a very necessary nutrient for my wellbeing
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