To cleanse the palate, a rare example of a viral hit that doesn’t suffer from being overlong. The (brilliant) editor who made it intended it, it seems, as a loving pastiche, but I think it works better as parody. Nothing drives home how creatively stultified Hollywood’s become than sitting through six solid minutes of things blowing up in your face while actors in tights from a hundred different movies gaze heroically at the green screens before them. Force yourself to watch to the end; it’ll save you 70-80 bucks of thrill-seeking at the theater over the next year.

Given the colossal success of “The Avengers” in knitting different superhero strands together, I figure “Eterna” will end up being greenlit before the year is out.