‘Eternals’ Leaves No Cosmic Stone Unturned in Chloé Zhao’s Ambitious Marvel Saga (Review)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has come a long way since the first Iron Man in 2008. 

We've gone from a cocky weapons manufacturer building an advanced suit of armor in a cave to omnipotent deities crafting entire galaxies out of the vast nothingness of the ever-expanding cosmos. 

Chloé Zhao's Eternals is a prime example of what you can get away with after more than a decade of storytelling and trust-building with your audience. 

Keeping in line with the growing weirdness of Phase 4 projects like WandaVision, Loki, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the film is — aside from Avengers: Endgame — the most ambitious thing to come out of the MCU thus far. 

Spider-Man: Far From Home (out Dec. 17) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (out May 6, 2022) could end up giving Eternals a run for its money.

But one would be hard-pressed to find a comic book flick more unique than what Zhao has accomplished here.