With the release of Eternals, the MCU fully leans into its cosmic realm at long last. Spanning a story about ‘divine’ monsters over thousands of years, director Chloe Zhao unravels a narrative that asks profound questions about the universe and our place within it. So, why hasn’t it caught on with audiences? With the lowest RT score in Marvel history, Eternals has become one of the more divisive entries into the current cinematic canon, proving that (maybe) the franchise isn’t bulletproof after all. This week, the Marvel-out team of Dina Hamdieh, Miriam Ibrahim and Seun Olowo-Ake assemble to discuss the film’s strengths (and weaknesses), the relationship between leadership and power and the significance of representation.
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