Eternals

Eternals (2021)

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Factual error: Druig leads several warriors outside Tenochtitlan as it was sacked by the Spanish conquistadores, and they live peacefully in the nearby forest, for 500 years. The forest is of course the virgin Amazon forest, as captions say. Small problem; Tenochtitlan was in Central Mexico.

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Suggested correction: It never says that the people who live with Druig in the Amazon in the present day are descendants of the people from Tenochtitlan. Nor does it ever say that the forest outside Tenochtitlan is the Amazon. He's probably been moving around for the last five centuries just as the other Eternals have.

Necrothesp

Never ever? He literally says "Do you remember this forest? Beautiful. It's the last place we all lived together. I've protected these people for 20 generations." They split after their argument during the sack of the town. If their base of operations exterminating the mutant space dogs in Mexico was in the Amazon forest, their logistic could use some work.

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Just because the last time they fought together was in Tenochtitlan doesn't mean that was the last time they lived together. They may have spent some time living peacefully in the Amazon before moving north to do their business in Tenochtitlan. And just because he's protected the people for twenty generations doesn't mean they're descendants of the people from Tenochtitlan. He may have found them later. We don't know every detail of the Eternals' history. You're just making assumptions.

Necrothesp

You are assuming the presence of a third party stranded for 500 years that the movie never showed before, different from the people that he led out of the city and that we have then to postulate he let go, in a location far off from the one of their last encounter. It's an assumption on entirely new details that you had to make up. My only assumption is to think that what is shown in the movie had purpose and fits, and someone just borked a caption.

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I noticed the same problem, the scene indicates the location as "Amazon" (it could be any of the Spanish speaking countries that have part of this forest), but then, Druig comes with the affirmation you pointed. It's obviously a geographical inaccuracy.

Other mistake: When Arishem shows his plan to Sersi, the Celestial emerging from Earth is a huge being that completely breaks the planet apart. In the movie finale, the Celestial's hand and head have popped out, but he's much smaller - thankfully, because if he truly had limbs the size of continents, the planet would have exploded before anyone could do anything about it. At that size (again, judging from lack of permanent damage from his half-birth) it's hard to imagine why his birth is supposedly doomsday.

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Factual error: The police car that shows up after the fight with the Deviant in London has a siren that sounds nothing like a British police siren. More like a Continental European one.

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Other mistake: In 5000 BC, Eternals communicate between themselves using contemporary English. That's only expected in a movie, and they speak with natives using their own language, which some of them struggle to learn, nothing strange. Problem is, several Eternals speak English with a very noticeable accent (Scottish, Mexican, Indian) that predates any time when those cultures/nationalities existed. Lauren Ridloff's Makkari being mute speaks with ASL; American sign language, created in the early XIX century.

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Continuity mistake: When Gilgamesh hammers the Deviant into the gates of Babylon, dealing the last strike after the dramatic pose, the shadows cast by the statues don't go much further away than their pedestal. In the following long shot the 5 Eternals have a massive area of shade behind them that extends very far away from the city walls.

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Factual error: There is a billboard in London advertising a display of "artifacts" at the Natural History Museum. British English spells it "artefacts" and the Natural History Museum in London only holds exhibits on natural history. A display of artefacts would be at the British Museum, a completely different institution in a different part of London.

Necrothesp

Factual error: The scenes set in Babylon in 575 BCE have the characters speaking Standardized Arabic to one another. At the time in Babylon, however, Aramaic language was actually spoken - Arabic as a language isn't considered by historians to have emerged until the 1st century CE. There's still Aramaic spoken in some regions of Iraq and Turkey, so it's not like the filmmakers have to use Arabic instead.

Revealing mistake: During the attack on Druig's village, there's a shot of Gilgamesh and Thena running towards the camera, then stopping as two Deviants fly over them. During this scene, you can see Don Lee (Gilgamesh) briefly look straight at the camera (he's not looking at either the village or the Deviants, since they headed in the opposite direction).

Other mistake: Throughout the movie, the timeframe of Ikaris and Sersi's relationship seems to constantly change; their first kiss is in 575 BC, but Phastus in 2020 asks her how could she stand him for 5000 years. Sprite tells Dane that they broke up 100 years before, but he leaves her because he can't stand to keep secret from her the mission. Which is a problem, since he mentioned that Ajak told him that when they left Babylon, so around 500 BC.

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Factual error: Thena and some Eternals go to the Amazon. The opening scene shows the Amazon River lowlands. In the Amazon they speak Portuguese. But the Eternals speak Spanish to the natives. A part of the Amazon is in Peru where Spanish is spoken, but this is not the area where llamas (shown) typically live. Llamas are highland animals and are in southern Peru, not northern. (01:06:10)

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Other mistake: Ajak uses her power to close wounds on other Eternals and when a creature heals itself everyone thinks it is Ajak's power, indicating she is the only one capable of such a feat. However, in the rest of the movie some Eternals pick up significant injuries, but even without 'the healer' are fine.

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Plot hole: Spoiler; Ajak and 'the true villain' are the only ones who know the true nature of the mission and the fact that the Earth will cease to exist in 7 days. None of her fellow Eternals would know where to find her or suspect that she's dead or that anything is wrong, but the villain makes them find her body on purpose to provide a distraction to keep them busy investigating her death. Provide a 'distraction' to someone who is completely unsuspecting (and actively lead them) is pure nonsense.

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Plot hole: Deviants were created to get rid of dangerous local predators allowing intelligent life to thrive on the planets Arishem 'seeded'. He then created the Eternals to get rid of the Deviants once he realised they eat the species they should have protected. Problem is, it is stated that the Eternals go through their extermination routine multiple times. But the 'mistake' can't be happening all over again in a cycle, and Deviants would ruin a planet if left unattended.

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Factual error: Cell phone service in the middle of the Amazon jungle? This scene is shown as "present day." Cell phone service in the jungle is not very probable. (01:11:20)

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Suggested correction: I do fundamentally agree, but feels more like a minor 'stupidity' of the movie; the movie itself does address the point with Kingo asking Sersi who's their phone carrier since his is dead, and the convo does break in the end. There is a close-up of the phone during their talk, I believe the logo of the brand is not visible but I could be wrong - it would surely have been a great opportunity for product placement, with that kind of quality.

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Several years ago, the "TUSCAN3G" project started to give remote areas cell phone access. I'm not sure of the progress made, but it is believable (or conceivable) that there could be service there.

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Ajak: We have watched and guided. We have helped them progress, and seen them accomplish wonders. Throughout the years, we have never interfered... until now.

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Trivia: After 13 years and 26 films, this is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to receive a "rotten" rating from Rotten Tomatoes upon release. This is somewhat ironic given that there were reports that Marvel considered it the best film they had made yet, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige felt it could be a nominee for Best Picture at the Oscars, particularly as its director ChloƩ Zhao had recently won the Best Director Oscar for Nomadland, which also won Best Picture.

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