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The Comic Years Podcast: Eternals Spoiler Review

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BY November 10, 2021

The Eternals is a major shift in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And not just because of its Rotten Tomatoes score. Or its status as, seemingly, the most divisive MCU movie ever? Iron Man 3 can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But despite that, Eternals is still a significant departure from the typical Marvel movie. So much so that we here at Comic Years have dedicated a lot to covering it. But now, our Managing Editor Joshua M. Patton speaks to the movie’s contribution to the MCU in this Eternals spoiler podcast of the Comic Years Podcast.

Breaking The Mould Of The Usual MCU Origin Story

Eternals spoiler podcast crew. Image via Marvel Studios.

Joshua begins this Eternals spoiler podcast with a breakdown of what the MCU origin story formula actually is. It’s interesting, because the formula he describes has many different variations in the various Marvel movie franchises, but the essence is still the same. Some of the movies he compares Eternals to are a little surprising, but they do make sense. Eternals seemingly bucks that trend with a movie that has an ensemble cast and a story that has repercussions throughout the MCU. But does the movie work, despite, or because of all that?

Eternals Spoiler Podcast Is Layered And Complex; Like The Movie

The Eternals are creating a lot of divided reactions among fans. The Rotten Tomatoes score is even lower for the critics, while audiences are seemingly loving it. Our own Roman Colombo talks about how those scores don’t matter, but why they are the way they are. But despite it, Eternals is doing well at the box office, as per our analysis. So Joshua contextualizes all these, seemingly contradictory situations, to provide context for why Eternals works. For some. But it might not, for others. Listen to this Eternals spoiler podcast to see where you stand.

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Eternals is now playing in theatres everywhere.

What did you think about this new MCU movie? Do you like your Marvel as nuance and complex fares, or simple and explosion-y? Let me know in the comments below.

Featured image via Marvel Studios.


Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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