Zhao shared a photo from Rotten Tomatoes’ account in an Instagram story. The Rotten Tomatoes article questions if Eternals ought to be the MCU’s lowest-ranked film and leads to a discussion on the topic. Zhao responded by inviting viewers to join the conversation or, if they are unsure, to see the film on Disney+ when it is released later this month.
Eternals, which was released in October 2021, featured the titular team of Celestial-created creatures coming to Earth to battle against an adversary known as the Deviants. The Eternals split up after conquering the Deviants. However, after the events of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame and the reversal of Thanos’ snap, the Eternals reassemble to face the newly resurrected Deviants and avert the Emergence.
Eternals grossed $401.5 million in total against a cost of around $200 million. While that is a poor box office for a Marvel Cinematic Universe picture, Eternals was released amid the continuing COVID-19 epidemic, which made many people hesitant to return to cinemas. Eternals will also not be released in China, which is the world’s largest movie business.
Despite these mitigating elements, Eternals didn’t perform well with reviewers. At the time of writing, the movie has a 47 percent critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the first and only MCU film to be labeled “Rotten” on the review aggregator. Despite the poor critic rating, Eternals has a far better audience score of 78 percent.
Zhao made her feature film debut in 2015 with Songs My Brothers Taught Me, which was nominated for a Caméra d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Before Eternals, she was in charge of Nomadland. When it was released in 2020, it received a slew of significant honors, including Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
Eternals, directed by Zhao and written by her, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo, is set to premiere on Disney+ on January 12, with a physical media release on February 15. Commentaries, deleted sequences, and other extras are among the bonus features. There is currently no sign that Marvel Studios is developing a sequel to Eternals.