Saturday, January 22, 2022

Marvel Studios Eternals 4K Digital Movie Review

Marvel's Eternals is now available to own on Digital HD and coming to 4K, Blu-Ray and DVD on February 15th.

Eternals is an epic story, introducing us to ten immortals, who arrived on Earth in 5000 B.C. to eliminate a race called the Deviants. The Deviants were finally defeated thousands of years later and the Eternals stayed on Earth to wait their creator, a Celestial named Arishem.

Now in the present day, Sersi (Gemma Chan) is living with Sprite (Lia McHugh) and dating a human, Dane Whitman (Kit Harington). A new Deviant named Kro (voiced by Bill Skarsgard) attacks. Ikaris (Richard Madden) arrives to help his friends. When they realize this new Deviant is more powerful than any they have faced before, they decide to find the others. The three of them travel around the world to find their other Eternals: Ajak (Salma Hayek), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Druig (Barry Keoghan), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), and Makkari (Lauren Ridloff). Together again, the Eternals must stop Kro and figure out how to save Earth from a planet destroying threat known as the Emergence.


The streaming 4K video quality is outstanding. The use of natural light that director Chloe Zhao is known for is breathtaking and gives the film a look that we haven't seen from any in the MCU. Colors and details such as cloth are impressive as are night scenes with shadows and fire. 


The 5.1 audio mix is superb. The sound effects surround you, the dialogue is crystal clear from the front channel, and the soundtrack is rich and never overpowers. 

Bonus Features
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with audio commentary by Chloé Zhao, Stephane Ceretti, & Mårten Larsson
  • Immortalized – Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe launches into the cosmos with the Eternals. In this behind-the-scenes documentary, dive deep into the reasons why Marvel wanted to immortalize these superheroes for the MCU.
  • Walks of Life – Eternals unveils Marvel's biggest and most diverse lineup of SuperHeroes in one film. Hear reactions from the cast on being involved in the film and the instant sense of camaraderie that was felt on the day they all joined each other in their costumes.
  • Gag Reel – Watch some of the hilarious mishaps of the charming cast and crew.

Deleted Scenes

  • Gravity – Phastos and Jack have a conversation that leads to a breakthrough.
  • Nostalgia – Sprite and Makkari reminisce about humankind while overlooking the ruins of Babylon.
  • Movies – Gligamesh and Kingo connect over movies while crossing the Amazon River with the rest of the team.
  • Small Talk – Sprite confronts Dane in the museum about his interactions with Sersi.

A divisive Marvel movie that I truly enjoyed. I see this as the drama Marvel movie as Ant-Man is a heist movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the political thriller. Eternals has the most serious tone of any Marvel movie and how it plays out into the rest of phase 4 and beyond will be interesting to see. A solid video transfer with a quality audio mix plus some decent bonus features makes this a welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

*Disclaimer: The digital copy of Eternals was provided by Disney but the review is strictly my own opinion*

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