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Angelina Jolie criticizes those who ban the movie Eternals

Darwin Nexans
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The new Marvel movie has been banned in countries of the Persian Gulf for its sexual content and openly homosexual characters.

Angelina Jolie criticizes those who ban the movie Eternals – Movie News
Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Eternals

Eternals, the new Marvel and Disney film has been banned in countries of the Persian Gulf, due to the sexual content and the openly homosexual characters, something that did not seem to the liking of the actress Angelina Jolie, who plays Thena, in the film, and launched harsh criticism of those who censor the tape.

Jolie expressed her regret for viewers who will miss this story, while expressing her pride that Marvel decided not to give in to the request of those countries, which demanded the removal of scenes with sexual and homosexual content.

"If someone is angry about it, they feel threatened, they do not approve or appreciate it, they are ignorant," the actress said in an interview with an Australian media.

Angelina Jolie criticizes those who ban the movie Eternals – Movie News

He also expressed that he does not understand how people cannot see the family that Phastos has "their relationship has beauty." Phastos is a character who has a partner of the same sex, with whom he also has a son. The strongest thing about this relationship in the film is that Phastos, one of the Eternals, kisses with his partner.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film shows a scene of a few seconds in which it is intuited that the characters of Richard Madden and Gemma Chan have sexual relations, this is prohibited in the countries of the Persian Gulf, where their main religion is the Muslim woman, and they regard kissing in public as taboo.

Disney released Eternals on Friday, November 5 in the United States and Europe, and planned to take the film to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait on November 11, however, due to the demands of the authorities of these countries, the premiere was canceled, because the mouse company decided not to remove the scenes.

What is Eternals about?

Angelina Jolie criticizes those who ban the movie Eternals – Movie News

Eternals is the new movie in the Marvel universe, directed by Chloé Zhao. The plot, inspired by the comic created in 1976 by Jack Kirby for Marvel.

In general, the plot of the film is based on a relatively normal world, in which a group of evil men called Deviants suddenly appears, who have come to harass human beings.

It is there when the Eternals, who have lived "camouflaged" for thousands of years among humanity, and who also have superpowers, will have to make themselves known to face these villains.

According to the critics, this film is the letter of introduction of the new Marvel superheroes, with whom it seeks to repeat the feat achieved with the Avengers.

The cast is made up of notable figures of the seventh art, such as Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richar Richard Madden, Kit Harington, among others.

The film, which was filmed in the United Kingdom, was finished shooting in February 2020, and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the post-production work was delayed a bit, otherwise everything went well, until some countries decided to ban it for homosexual content, and controversy broke out.

It leads the box office in the United States despite being the worst premiere

Angelina Jolie criticizes those who ban the movie Eternals – Movie News

The film, as expected , became number 1 at the box office in the United States, for the simple fact of being the new bet of Marvel studios.

In fact, it grossed $71 million in its first weekend.

However, it has been listed as one of the worst Marvel releases, as critics estimated that it would raise more money.

In fact, Disney expected the film to raise $75 million.

Despite this, the mouse company said this Sunday that the production, which invested 200 million dollars for its realization, generated 90.7 million dollars in international markets.

The top grossing films this weekend, after Eternals, were: Dune with 7.6 million, No Time to Die, with 6.2 million, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with 4.5 million and Ron's Gone Wrong with 3.6 million.