Marvel’s Eternals Gamble

Well we got a teaser trailer for Marvel’s Eternals movie and while I’m not as enthused about this story I am interested that this may be Marvel’s biggest gamble.

At least in terms of character origin stories.

Plus I want to be enthused I really do.

Marvel has generally liked to keep their origin stories relatively simple but this one won’t just include many characters but a couple thousand years of human history to go through.

Which brings me to the other thing I have to see if they’ll cover if they haven’t interfered “until now” as said in the trailer like I have to ask… Where were you when Thanos was kicking the shit out of humanity???

There’s even a comic connection to Thanos.

What exactly is happening now that is more important???

Also I admit personal bias here I once heard this described as a love story between stars Kit Harrington and Gemma Chan and if that’s true than certain elements of this teaser make me think love triangle and well I don’t have much faith in Harrington’s ability to create chemistry with people that aren’t his real life wife.

I hope I’m surprised but I can see this movie ending with her throwing over Madden and me just being like nope, I’m out of here. Although I must say in the little time they spent together on screen I thought Madden and Harrington actually did have chemistry. But I’m Madden does seem a chemistry magnet.

Like I said I hope to be surprised. I hope there’s a lot more Ma Dong-seok than I think I’m going to get in this oversized cast. And well this looks to be as beautiful as Nomadland but it also looks like it’s going to need a whole lot of story to back it up hopefully Chloe Zhao can handle.

I mean I feel a little pessimistic considering a lot of the response on-line seems to be like etch it onto next years Best Picture Oscar statue. But hopefully a longer trailer will sell me more!

It seems like we’re getting a lot of trailers fingers crossed the rumors about The Last Night in Soho trailer being tomorrow come true 🙂


9 thoughts on “Marvel’s Eternals Gamble

  1. I’m just as underwhelmed by the teaser. I know a teaser isn’t going to reveal anything major, but there’s literally no action in the teaser at all. Characters as obscure as the Eternals are already a tough sell, but this just didn’t do much for me. It really does seem like Nomadland with superheroes. Hopefully I’m wrong and it does blow me away.😉

    1. The Nomadland vibes are what worries me. But then again I don’t get the love for that film either. Keeping my fingers crossed though!

  2. It’s so strange sometimes trying to judge a movie by its trailer. I felt the same way when the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer came out, I wasn’t impressed at all! But obviously, I ended up loving the movie. I’ve got a lot of trust now in Marvel so even if I don’t love the Eternals, I’m sure it’ll still be a good movie.

  3. I have so many questions and I’m wondering how they’ll address their non-involvement when Thanos was around as you mention. But I still think it’s so wild that Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek are freakin’ superheroes! I do think this is Marvel’s biggest gamble too and it’ll be interesting to see how this pays off. In the meantime, more Ma Dong-seok and Brian Tyree Henry please!

    1. Yes! I know everyone’s excited about Angelina and Salma (which is cool) but Ma Dong-seok, Brian Tyree Henry and Lauren Ridloff deserve some love to and I’m crossing my fingers for lots of screen time for them!

  4. I’m not familiar with the Eternals, and while the trailer is nicely put together, it also offers very little hint as to what’s going on. The cast is reason enough to watch it though. I’m quite excited to finally see more new faces in the Marvel universe!

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