Film and TV

‘Eternals’ is officially the lowest-rated film in the MCU

Eternals is currently the only movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a rotten rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

The latest film in the MCU seems to be the weakest yet, at least if you’re listening to the critics on Rotten Tomatoes (RT).

While the film started off well on RT sitting at a 75% rating, 180 reviews from critics now have it at 53% and it’s continuing to drop.

Image: Rotten Tomatoes

Directed by Chloe Zhao, “Eternals” follows a race of immortal beings, the Eternals, who’ve secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years.

Created by entities called Celestials, they’re tasked to reunite and battle their evil counterparts, the Deviants, in order to save the world.

With the film sitting at 53% on RT, it is currently rated a great deal lower than the previously lowest-rated Marvel film, 2013’s “Thor: Dark World,” which has a rating of 66%.

However, this isn’t the first picture from the MCU to flop on Rotten Tomatoes, with TV series’ Iron Fist (37%) and Inhumans (11%) failing to break past 50%.

There are now 26 movies in the MCU, most of which have been well-regarded and well-reviewed. 

Up until this point, The Marvel Cinematic Universe had a great track record on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average of 85%. The films have even earned the extra special “Certified Fresh” status on 23 of the 25 movies before Eternals.

Out of the last 10 MCU movies, 6 of them scored over 90%, two scored over 85%, and the last two scored 79%, which really highlights the potential failure of the newest, $200 million production. 

Most of the lowest ranking MCU films have significantly better scores. 

  • Eternals – 53%
  • Thor: The Dark World – 66%
  • The Incredible Hulk – 67%
  • Iron Man 2 – 72%
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – 76%
  • Thor – 77%
  • Iron Man 3 – 79%
  • Black Widow – 79%
  • Captain Marvel – 79%
  • Captain America: The First Avenger – 80%

However, the Eternals’ review score is currently only from the critics’ rating, as the film is still to hit theatres in the US, leaving the door open for a better response from audiences once it’s released. 

If you haven’t been scared off by the critical reviews so far, you can watch it in Australian cinemas now, or worldwide from Friday 5 November.