Monday, July 22, 2019

"The Eternals" - Enter Angelina Jolie

Marvel Studios superhero feature"The Eternals", created by writer/illustrator Jack Kirby in 1976 for Marvel Comics, follows an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created sentient life on Earth, directed by Chloe Zhao, starring Angelina Jolie as 'Thena':

"...'Thena', born in the city of 'Olympia' in ancient Greece, is one of the 'Eternals of Olympia'. Originally named 'Azura', her father 'Zuras' had her name changed by royal decree to resemble that of Zeus' daughter 'Athena' to seal the treaty between the Olympian gods and the 'Eternals', in which the Eternals would act as the gods representatives on Earth, with Thena serving as Athena's personal representative. 

"Thena became a scholar and warrior as she grew, encountering 'Kro' in Babylon 2,500 years ago. As the years passed, the two of them grew closer together, with Thena becoming pregnant with twins. She 'placed' them inside of 'Ms. Ritter', an infertile woman, who raised them as her own twin children, 'Donald' and 'Deborah'.

"When Kro led his armies in an attack on New York City, Thena opposed him to help rescue 'Sersi'. 

"Thena was reunited with Kro, and publicly declared herself to be an Eternal.

"After Kro called a truce, he introduced her to 'Ransak the Reject', a genetically stable 'Deviant'. Thena was convinced by the Deviant 'Karkas' to grant both of them sanctuary and take them under her protection. She then participated in the 'Uni-Mind'.

"With Karkas and the Reject, she battled 'Zakka' and 'Tutinax'.' After Zuras' death and the subsequent departure of most of Earth's Eternals, Thena became 'Prime Eternal', but stayed traumatized by her father's death while being influenced by a 'Brain-Mine' Kro had placed upon her. 

"She thwarted the other Eternals' efforts against Kro and turned against Ikaris to help save Kro's life, but later relinquished her title to Ikaris and was banished. 

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