Eternals Movie Review

11.08.2021 - By Ms Marvel Podcast from Defenders TV Podcast

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We're back in the cinema with the 26th movie in the MCU and our Marvel's Eternals Movie discussion. We go deep into spoilers about the epic introduction to a new side of the marvel cinematic universe from director Chloé Zhao.

Synopsis for our Eternals Movie Review Spoiler filled Podcast

Directed By - Chloé Zhao

Screenplay by - Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo

Story by - Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo

Based on characters by - Jack Kirby

In 5000 BC a group of Eternal warriors, Ajak, Ikaris, Sersi, Sprite, Thena, Druig, Gilgamesh, Kingo, Makkari and Phastos were sent to earth by the Celestial being Arishem. Their mission is to protect humans from violent Deviants but not interfere with human progress.

Over millennia they fight this battle, and eventually establish a stronghold where they live together in Babylon. Two of the Eternals, Ikaris and Sersi fall in love and marry. By 1521, at Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, the Eternals finally defeated the last Deviant on Earth.

In the aftermath of this victory, Thena is afflicted with Mahd Wy’ry, a disease that releases the memories of all of her previous lives. She can not control her power and attacks the Eternals. Gilgamesh calms Thena and agrees to watch over her instead of wiping her mind.

With their mission seemingly complete, their leader, Ajak, releases the rest from their obligations to go out in the world and live lives until Arishem calls upon them. But Druig, who has the power of mind control, is angry that he’s not allowed to use these powers to prevent conflict between humans and separates from all the rest.

In present day London, Sersi and Eternal teenager Sprite are attacked by a new, more powerful Deviant. With the help of Ikaris they drive away the monster and set out to find their leader Ajak who has been murdered by the Deviant. As Sersi stays by Ajak’s side a golden orb passes from Ajak to her, as she is chosen as the new leader of the team.

She contacts Arishem, Sersi learns the truth. They were to encourage life on earth until there was enough to awaken a new Celestial Tiamut. The return of all humans after Thanos’ snap has tipped the balance and Sersi needs to reunite the Eternals before the planet they love is destroyed.

Cast of Marvel's Eternals

Sersi played by Gemma Chan

Ikaris played by Richard Madden

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