MCU films are not known to receive the best critical reception. There are a lot of Marvel movies which have bit the dust in terms of critical success, such as Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk. While no MCU movies have scored below 60%, The Eternals has sunk further into the deep.
MCU’s Eternals, which boasts a cast of actors such as Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington & even Harry Styles, has gathered a score of 47% on Rotten Tomatoes. It stands at the very bottom of the scoreboard, replacing Thor 2 for the lowest rated Marvel movie on Rotten Tomatoes so far.
Thor: The Dark World at least has a modest score of 66%, which is still better than a lot of films out there. Marvel has also recently released Shang Chi & The Legends of The Ten Rings. While one might think it’s an issue of how people view the MCU after Scarlett Johannsson sued them, that’s not the case at all.
Shang Chi & The Legends of The Ten Rings scored a whopping 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not only did the critics love it, but it became the 5th highest rated MCU movie on the website. Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso recently reacted to the poor reviews at the Outfest Legacy Awards, saying:
We have tried to stir it up and sometimes the critics are not with us. That’s OK. That’s OK…We thank you for being a critic. We thank you for writing about us. And the fans will decide. Diversity and inclusion is not a political game for us. It is 100 percent a responsibility because you don’t get to have the global success that we have given the Walt Disney Company without the support of people around the world of every kind of human there is.
Eternals is, however, doing fairly well at the box office. The movie garnered $123.6 million domestically, while crossing $300 million in revenue globally. Even with the critical bombing, the film continues to proof a success for the MCU.
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