Marvel: Eternals – Should Kids Watch It or Not?

Marvel has always been a big name for our kids from Avengers, Capitain America, and other movies. But with Marvel: Eternals opening up for Phase 4, we ask ourselves: should our kids watch it?

Our kids love Marvel movies and Marvel: Eternals is definitely going to be on our kids’ things to watch. Especially during this pandemic, they’re going to want something exciting and this movie takes the cake. The trailer just popped out yesterday with it dabbling into events of what happened in Avengers: End Game. From the disappearance of over half of the population to the sudden return, the movie then tackles the aftermath of that single snap.

The next question is now: should kids watch the movie? After all, there might be some things that they might not understand.

Marvel: Eternals and what’s it likely to be about

“Five years ago, Thanos erased half of the population of the universe. “But the people of this planet brought everyone back with the snap of a finger. The sudden return of the population provided the necessary energy for the Emergence to begin,” says the Eternal’s spiritual leader, Ajak, played by actress Salma Hayek.

It looks like the sudden return of over half the population wasn’t all good. The trailer reveals that the sudden burst of energy from the Infinity Stones — the most powerful stones in the universe — to bring everyone back caused the world to crumble. The feared Emergence reveals that the world couldn’t handle the sudden change and now, it’s crumbling from the impact.

As Marvel heroes, the Eternals now have to step in to fix the mess. But not everyone is happy to see superheroes or beings with superpowers. Especially when the Eternals show themselves to one human, Dane Whitman (played by Kit Harrington AKA the iconic Jon Snow), he then asks the big question that we’re sure even your kids wanted to ask: “Where were you when the world was full of war? Why didn’t you guys help when Thanos was here?”

A Movie That Touches On the Different Shades of Heroism

Magic blasts, laser eyes, and angry creatures known as Deviants rising out of nowhere — are all just accessories to explaining what it takes to be a hero. The Eternals show something that we’ve all gone through in our lives: the bystander effect. It’s when we just sit back under the knowledge that someone will eventually take care of it. In which case for the Marvels: Eternal movie, the Avengers eventually did. But, the feeling of abandonment doesn’t go away.

Marvels: Eternals — a movie where kids will see what it takes to be a hero

Our kids and even we often defined heroes by their ability to perform feats beyond our imagination. But kids can see in Marvel: Eternals that having all the power in the world doesn’t make them a hero. It takes a particular commitment and understanding that as heroes, they can’t save everyone especially when there are rules from a higher being. It’s a movie worth watching this coming November 2021 not only to gain closure as to why Avengers: Infinity War had to happen but also to understand what it takes to be a hero.

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