In Infinity War, there is a bit which is very very annoying. Like, it’s close to ruining the entire film it’s so frustrating. It is:
(Last chance to avoid spoilers)
The bit where they’re just about to rip the Infinity Gauntlet off Thanos and then Star-Lord throws a big wobbly and sodding-well shits the whole thing up, meaning that Thanos gets to kill half the universe. Cheers, Star-Lord, you absolute berk.
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Anyway, and quite rightly so, Chris Pratt has been getting a lot of stick for it on this here internet (because it’s the actor, not the character, who was responsible for trillions of deaths - we need to understand this). So he’s responded.
In an interview with Radio Times, he said:
“Look – the guy watched his mother die, he watched as his father-figure died in his arms, he was forced to kill his own biological father… And now has suffered the loss of the love of his life.
“So I think he reacted in a way that’s very human, and I think the humanity of the Guardians of the Galaxy is what sets them apart from other superheroes. I think if we did it a hundred times I wouldn’t change a motherfucking thing.”
He also added:
“And also, I blame Thanos, OK? Jeez, how come he’s not getting any blame?”
Fair enough, we guess. Sure, it was your fault that half of everybody died, but bad things had happened to you, so suppose we had better let you off. And yeah, it was actually Thanos who did the killing, not you.
Chris, you had just better hope that it all sorts itself out for the sequel (which it will, won’t it, it so obviously will).