Review | Eternals

A group of immortal beings have been liviing on Earth for thousands of years after destroying a monstrous threat., But now, a new threat has arisen.

Review 2021 by Flytrap

Eternals

Written by: ChloƩ Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo

Directed by: ChloƩ Zhao

Starring: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh,Ma Dong-seok,Brian Tyree Henry, Harish Patel, Salma Hayek
Complete cast and crew are here

Rated PG-13
Running time: 156 Mins

When they finally make it to modern times, they find that their mission was not what they thought it was, which causes a rift between them and is a big ol’ excuse for some infighting.

Slow, ponderous and meandering through most of this overlong mess, I found myself checking my watch more than usual, a sure sign that I was not buying into the drama. There are so many flashbacks, it’s sometimes hard to tell where in the narrative we’ve landed. The acting is stilted and unconvincing, and there is little to zero chemistry between most of the characters. The dialog is teeth grittingly awful sometimes and the direction is clumsy.

The fights were OK and the special effects were fine.

I just cannot recommend this one. Wait for it to show up on Disney+ and don’t risk the drive there to see it. There is a decent mid-credits scene and a very confusing post-credits scene.

Flytrap rating: 4/10

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