I can’t get a feel for whether or not this movie will have an actual story or if it’ll be a cameo and special effects extravaganza with no actual plot or arch. I mean, Marvel has earned the right to slam 100 characters into a movie just to blow half of them up but personally, I’d prefer ya know, a story.
Based off trailers, it would appear as though Thanos is coming to Earth because he’s a giant purple monster and he wants to destroy everything. The MCU movies haven’t even really talked about the Infinity Stones so any speculation we have about the Infinity Stones is based on Internet nerds explaining all of the easter eggs but again, the characters themselves have really yet to even discuss what is in Vision’s head or around Dr. Strange’s neck.
In the comics, Thanos is in love with ‘death’ while death gives zero shits about him so Thanos wants to murder half of the universe in order to get her attention which is a pretty unique and interesting way to explain the motivations of an all-powerful bad guy instead of just saying ‘Thanos is evil so he does evil things such as murder because again, he’s evil lol’.
Here’s what Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, said regarding Thanos’s motivations in Infinity War:
“He’s from a planet called Titan that’s no longer inhabited because of things that he thought he could help prevent, and he was not allowed to do that. What he feared most happened, and the planet and everybody on it basically went extinct. He vowed not to let that happen again. He thinks he sees the universe going down the tubes. He thinks he sees life expanding outward unchecked. That will bring ruin, he believes, to the universe and to that life.”
So it appears as though Thanos’s homeworld got murked and he wants to use the Infinity Stones to sort of rewrite the universe. Not nearly as captivating as the idea of my man out here murdering strangers to impress a girl but if done correctly, I miiiiight be able to get behind this.
The best villains believe that they are doing the right thing. Doctor Doom wants to rule the world because he truly believes that the world would be a better place if he was in charge. If you can convince me that Thanos isn’t blowing things up because he’s 11 feet tall and CAN, then I’m in.
Actually, that’s bullshit. Even if he has no motivations other than the fact that he looks like a scrotum when he’s not wearing his crown and wants to blow up Earth because Marvel and Disney want to make the most money in the history of money then I will still be interested and I’ll be there opening weekend sweating when Thanos literally rips Tony Stark’s heart out of his chest.
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