Marvel’s Eternals Director comments on bad reviews

Eternals director Chloé Zhao reacts to the film’s poor performance on Rotten Tomatoes and urges fans to stream the film when it hits Disney +.

Eternals director Chloé Zhao reacted to the film’s poor reviews and asked fans to watch the film on Disney +.

In an Instagram story, Zhao posted a photo from Rotten Tomatoes’ account on the same platform. The post from Rotten Tomatoes asks Eternal should be the lowest ranked film in the MCU and links to a debate on that topic. Zhao responded by asking fans to join the debate or, if they are unsure, to watch the movie at Disney + when it drops later this month.

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Published in October 2021, Eternal so the titular group of celestial beings come to Earth to fight against an enemy called the Deviants. After defeating the Deviants, the Eternals split apart. However, after the events of 2019 Avengers: Endgame and the reversal of Thanos’ snap takes the Eternals team up to take on the recently returned Deviants and prevent an event known as Emergence.


Commercially, Eternal earned $ 401.5 million worldwide against a budget of approximately $ 200 million. While the box office is low for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Eternal opened during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which had many reluctant to return to cinemas. Eternals is also not ready to be released in China, which is one of the largest markets for movies.

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But despite these mitigating factors in terms of cash numbers, Eternal did not fare well with the critics. At the time of writing, the film has a critical score of 47 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the first and only MCU film to be considered “Rotten” on the review aggregator. Despite the low critical score, Eternal‘audience score is much higher and stands at 78 percent.


After making two short films, Zhao made his feature film debut with 2015’s Songs my brothers taught me, which was nominated for a Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. Before Eternal, she instructed Nomadeland. The film was released in 2020 and won a number of major awards, including Oscar awards for Best Picture and Best Director.

Directed by Zhao after a script by herself, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, Eternal is scheduled to be released on Disney + on January 12, with a physical media release to follow on February 15. Special features include comments, deleted scenes and more. At present, there is no indication that Marvel Studios is working on a sequel to Eternal.


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