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The Hate Directed at "Eternals" and "The Last Jedi" Is Essentially the Same

Last weekend, I saw the latest film in the MCU, Marvel's "Eternals." Written and directed by Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao, "Eternals" is about the eponymous race of super-powered beings, who must save humans from destruction by a race of alien Deviants. And, while the plot seems to reflect the typical Marvel film at first glance, "Eternals" is actually a slow-moving, philosophical thought experiment that I personally loved from a writing perspective. However, after reading the current discourse surrounding the film, where critics and fans alike panned the film, I was reminded of another maligned film, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi," another film from the Mouse House I unabashedly love. I thought about why these films may garner such a fan backlash, and I think I figured it out.
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