‘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.
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