- Jun 23, 2017
And did you see? No stupid joke at the end of the trailer. The tension is intact...
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I absolutely adored Eternals, and the more I think about it the more I feel that it's my favourite Marvel Studios movie. It's a movie that suffers for not following the rule of "show don't tell" but the strengths of the movie vastly outweigh its weaknesses. This is absolutely not the worst Marvel Studios movie, I can get if people feel that it isn't the best but it's definitely not the worst.
Chloe Zhao's previous filmmaking experience has been semi-scripted documentary styled dramas. Songs My Brother Taught Me, The Rider and Nomadland are all very expository movies but that sort of style clearly didn't translate well for everyone.I loved it too.
But I don't get why it's the first MCU film with this much clunky and cheesy exposition dialogue when it's also the first to express that same message visually in such a beautiful way to make that dialogue redundant in the first place.
Chloe Zhao's previous filmmaking experience has been semi-scripted documentary styled dramas. Songs My Brother Taught Me, The Rider and Nomadland are all very expository movies but that sort of style clearly didn't translate well for everyone.
None of them were also about Marvel superheroes that are ancient aliens that have influenced humanity, either.I have them all on blu-ray and have watched each one at least twice.
None of them had the level of contrived exposition Eternals had. And none of it was as poorly written.
Exposition isn't just people explaining stuff. It's people explaining stuff in an unnatural and forced way
None of them were also about Marvel superheroes that are ancient aliens that have influenced humanity, either.
Chloe Zhao rewrote the screenplay for Eternals twice. The first screenplay credit is herself and the second screenplay credit is her and Patrick Burleigh. It's clear that scripted content is new territory for her.
Yes, I saw Songs My Brothers Taught Me, The Rider and Nomadland. I loved The Rider, Songs My Brothers Taught Me was alright and Nomadland was boring. There's a difference between semi-scripted and scripted content, the former has improv' whilst the latter doesn't.She's an oscar-nominated screenwriter and winner of several screenplay awards.
Her Nomadland shooting script is available online to read. I've read it and it seems very scripted.
Seems less that scripted film is new territory for her and more that Zhao films are new territory for you. Have you even seen them or did you just hope noone else would have either?