27 Apr 2019
There's a glaring problem with 'Avengers: Endgame' [No spoilers]
After a year-long wait, Avengers: Endgame is here. Critics and fans are already raving about how the film is the perfect end to the infinity war, which has finally concluded after 11 years of build-up.
But, there's a glaring error in Avengers: Endgame and it's something where Marvel has continued to fail, even after 22 films.
Here's what is wrong with Endgame.
Why Thanos did what he did
In Avengers: Infinity War, we see Thanos using the infinity stones to wipe out 50% of the universe's population. Thanos' motive behind it is rooted in his life on the planet Titan, where limited resources were becoming a problem.
When Thanos suggested killing half the population of Titan, he was dismissed, and eventually, they failed to provide for the people and the planet perished.
Thanos applies his learnings from Titan to the whole universe
Thanos applies the same logic to the entire universe after obtaining the infinity stones. Apparently doubling the resources with the magic rocks was not an option, but let's not get into that.
Thanos believes that theirs is an overpopulated universe which wouldn't survive unless someone does something. There's never been any mention of this being untrue so, apparently, their universe is, in fact, overpopulated.
You defeated Thanos? Great. Now, what about the depleting resources?
In Endgame, however, the Avengers bring everyone back (which isn't really a spoiler, since the premise of Spiderman: Far From Home had already confirmed this). The universe is still overpopulated, even more than before since obviously people are going to repopulate their planets. Only this time, nobody cares.
Resources would be consumed faster than they can be replenished and it's not addressed once.
'Some people move on, but not us' doesn't help anyone
That's not the only issue though. The people erased by Thanos were brought back five years later. That's a long enough time for the world to change significantly.
People would have moved on, started new lives, erased old ones. After five years, it would almost be like they never existed.
In Captain America's own words, "Some people move on, but not us."
Avengers did the same thing with Ultron
The Avengers never rethought if Thanos had a point. They never learnt anything from him, and they hardly ever do.
When a supremely intelligent and unbiased Ultron deduced that humans must be eradicated to save Earth, the Avengers killed him and went home. Ultron's actions were extreme, but again, nobody questioned why he did that and if they should do something to change themselves.
The Avengers have been reduced to morons with superpowers
In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela is just being the way she was raised by her father Odin, who later imprisons her, denying her her birthright. Of course, she's pissed! But she's branded a villain. Why? Nobody questions.
After Civil War, Iron-Man and Captain America only unite in the face of great tragedy. They never reason with each other, which reduces them to morons with superpowers.
What separates the Avengers from their villains? Not much, really
A motivated villain could kill to achieve their goal without considering other people's point-of-view. The Avengers do the same.
They simply paint people as good or evil and kill the 'evil' ones, which is just a lazy trope to serve the purpose of giving the heroes an easy victory to please fans.
But is there really any greatness to what they do? I doubt.
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T'Challa from 'Black Panther' is an exception
The only exception to this is when T'Challa took Killmonger's advice. Killmonger wanted to rule Wakanda so that he could share its resources with the outside world, where he personally witnessed great suffering. After defeating him, T'Challa introduced Wakanda to the rest of the world.