Infinity War was a pretty shocking movie for all of us who braved the full two hours and 40 minutes of screen-time. To be fair, it flew. With the brilliant storyline and incredible acting – it really was a breath of fresh air in the superhero movie category. However, one thing that has been plaguing us ever since we left the sticky seats of the movie theatre is this – why didn’t Thanos just double the universe’s resources, rather than killing half of civilisation?
As we all know, it was pretty heart-breaking stuff when half of the Avengers also ended up kicking the bucket. Although it made for great watching – didn’t it?
The movie’s director, Joe Russo, has now revealed exactly why Thanos opted for the biggest massacre he could possibly think of, rather than sorting everyone out. During the audio commentary for the movie, he explained: “People have asked us why Thanos didn’t just use the Stones to double the resources in the universe.
“Clearly, he is not… he was told ‘no’ to an idea that he had, that he felt was the only solution, and then was proved right to himself when that solution was not acted upon.
“So his messianic complex, he is now committed to following through on the idea he had many, many years ago. He’s not a stable–although he appears stable at times–he is not a stable individual.”
Well yeah that’s fair enough really, isn’t it?