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Eternals (2021)

The Eternals are a team of ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. When an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows, they are forced to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.
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Cathy Yee
December 7, 2021
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Sersi in Eternals is a New Look at the Female Gaze

Eternals is Marvel’s newest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring 10 mighty and colorful Eternals, each with their own unique superpower and traits. Some of the movie posters and promotional material show Ikaris (Richard Madden) and Ajak (Selma Hayek) centered, which can come to surprise the audience, as the central protagonist of the story actually turns out to be Sersi (Gemma Chan). Having Sersi be the central force in Eternals is unprecedented in so many ways, from demonstrating a gentle type of leadership, to being overlooked in a group setting but succeeding in the goal at hand anyways, to having romantic options, to strength and integrity, and majority screen time – for an identity that’s shown on-screen less than aliens are. "Oh, you are more likely to see an alien in a Hollywood film than an Asian woman." - noted by Gemma Chan herself in 2015. (ironically three of Gemma Chan’s most major roles depict her as non-human. Luckily she still does get to look like herself in Eternals and Humans, and herself but with blue skin in Captain Marvel). There's a review of each Eternals character and a 2.5-minute tiktok of each Eternal's god origin and strength, but this article focuses exclusively on the role of Sersi. The viewpoint of Eternals
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Daleyna
November 7, 2021
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A Review of Marvel 'Eternals', Character by Character

Is Eternals the best MCU movie ever? Do not trust Rotten Tomatoes. That is what I learned after watching Eternals. People predicted this movie would flop. Homophobic users review-bombed the movie prior to even watching it. And when the critic scores finally came out, expectations were at an all-time low. As of writing this, Eternals has a 48% rating from critics. But I thought Eternals was fantastic. It is not boring or dull or lacking in action. It’s an amazing character-focused Marvel movie with positive diverse representation. The audience score on RT seems to agree with me, currently at a solid 81% rating.  Why did the critics rate Eternals so poorly? Brie Larson, our Captain Marvel, may have predicted this in her powerful speech at the Crystal + Lucy Awards in 2018 where she pointed out how most movie critics are white men. So, movies about underrepresented groups are more likely to get worse reviews because the critics are not their target audience. She called for more diversity and inclusion among movie critics. I suspect that may partially explain why Eternals received such poor reviews from critics. It also may have received bad reviews because it isn’t a “typical Marvel blockbuster”.
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The Eternals are a team of ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. When an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows, they are forced to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

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Genre:Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Directed By:Chloé Zhao
Written By:Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Chloé Zhao, Matthew K. Firpo
In Theaters:11/5/2021
Box Office:$402,064,899
Runtime:156 minutes
Studio:Marvel Studios

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