10 Movies Everyone Wanted To Love (But Nobody Did)

9. Eternals

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Eternals, man. Talk about a movie that looked like it couldn't fail on paper.

Between the incredible ensemble cast, neat premise, atmospheric visuals, and having Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao at the helm, many touted Eternals as the first MCU movie with a genuine shot at winning Best Picture.

A statement that seems rather laughable in retrospect, no?

This isn't to say that Eternals is terrible, because it certainly isn't, but it's a disappointingly generic, exposition-heavy, bloated superhero epic that's ultimately more exhausting and ponderous than entertaining.

This had the potential to be an all-timer MCU movie on paper, yet ironically ended up nabbing the series' lowest Rotten Tomatoes score to date, tied at 47% with the recent Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

While Eternals absolutely has its passionate cheerleaders, more than almost any other MCU film it's one which invites a spate of mixed feelings. The highs aren't that high, the lows aren't that low, and so we're left with a watchable, overegged blockbuster that doesn't really invite repeat viewings.

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