I watched The Eternals this weekend. I meant to see it in the cinema but never got around to it. It’s one of those films I’d categorise as not being one I’m motivated enough to watch it in the cinema, nor being one I’d buy it on the DVD. For me, it’s one of those films I’d probably only watch if I was on a long flight and it was on the film choices. Fortunately for this category, there is now Disney+.
It was watchable and featured some cool ideas. But it felt very much like a low-budget series you’d stumble across on a random digital channel late at night and watch it because there was nothing else on at the time. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing in my book. I have watched many of these series over the years.
As for being part of the MCU, everything just felt a little off. There were attempts to include the trademark quips and verbal sparring, but it never really connected. I definitely think that the MCU needs to try different styles of filmmaking and genres to keep things fresh and interesting, I just don’t quite know what this film was trying to be exactly. In many ways, it felt more like a DC film with impressive visuals and cool costumes, but mostly flat characters. I didn’t hate it, it was just sort of there and happened.
If you study for three years for a film studies degree and get into £10,000 of debt, you could one day write some rushed thoughts in a blog on a Sunday evening that very few people will ever read.
At some point this year, I’ll actually do something interesting that’ll hopefully be worth reading about. But that day is not today.