Eternals: Angelina Jolie criticizes the ban of the film in some countries


Angelina Jolie has criticized the “ignorant” who have caused the ban of the film “Eternals” in some countries for the sexual content from the Marvel and Disney superhero movie.

Disney decided yesterday not to release “Eternals” in the countries of the Persian Gulf, because it has refused to withdraw parts of the plot that were in conflict with the census authorities of the region.

According The Hollywood Reporter, the study would have refused to cut a scene of a few seconds in which it is intuited that two protagonists (Richard Madden and Gemma Chan) have sexual relations. The censors also allegedly called for the interventions of the homosexual superhero Phastos to be eliminated., played by actor Brian Tyree Henry

“Eternals”: between prohibition and censorship

The superhero film was scheduled to open on November 11 in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.

“I’m sad,” Jolie said, referring to the audience that will not be able to see the movie, but “proud” that Marvel refused to remove those scenes.

During a meeting with Australian media, Jolie, who plays the warrior “Thena”, said: “I do not understand how we live in a world in which there are still people who do not see the family that Phastos has and the beauty of that relationship and that love“.

Whoever is angry about it, feels threatened, does not approve or appreciate it, is a ignorant“, said the actress, according to the Australian media

According to Deadline magazine, the film has been banned in Kuwait and Qatar because its plot, which portrays a family of superheroes sent by the gods, is considered blasphemous.

In other territories such as Lebanon and Egypt, the film will be released although suppressing any intimate scene -homosexual or heterosexual-, a common practice for Hollywood studios in some countries.

“Eternals”: the premiere

“Eternals” opens this week in the United States and Europe.

Directed by Chloé Zhao, Oscar winner for “Nomadland” (2020), it has an impressive cast including Mexican Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington.

Its plot describes a seemingly normal world in which the evil “Deviants” appear to threaten humans., which forces the “Eternals” to take up arms, an alien race created by gods and that has infiltrated Earth for thousands of years.



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