There’s been a lot of debate surrounding the latest release of Marvel Studios. Eternals seemed to have garnered quite a bit of negative attention by critics, as its rating continued to go down becoming the first MCU project with a rotten rating. With 265 critic reviews, it currently stands at 49% with 265 reviews. Yet, now that the film has opened to the public, it has currently shown a much stronger approval rating by fans with 1,000+ verified ratings giving it a 86%.
It’s quite clear that critics and audiences are not agreeing on Eternals reception. Change is always something that may receive different kinds of reactions, especially with Marvel Studios taking a different approach with their latest film. Director Chloé Zhao left her stamp on the MCU that jelled with audiences in a way that left them with something fresh but still familiar.
It’s not uncommon for films to simply not get the same reception from critics as they did from audiences. One could argue that expectations might play a key role in what a film is or isn’t for the respective viewer. We all go in with our biases and hopes which leaves a different imprint. Sometimes a project that is critically panned is beloved by viewers because it just offers what they are interested in.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes