Because in my head I was wondering what the heck are Iron Man and Spider-Man doing? They are tugging at the gauntlet and they almost have it removed. Thanos is under Mantis’ sleep powers and is no longer able to use the gauntlet or its infinite powers.
In a previous confrontation Star Lord fired at Gamora his blasters only to find that Thanos immediately turned them to soap bubbles with the gauntlet.
But on Titan this was no family reunion, and the ENTIRE COSMOS with an infinite number of lives and an infinite number of advanced civilizations hanged in the balance. Why is Star Lord going “Asshole, asshole” in a whiny sheepish tone at Thanos?
If Peter Quill truly loved Gamora, his blood would have boiled over and he would have seen red through the eyeballs all the way steam blasting from his ears and his twin blasters would have been leveled at Thanos’ skull and Peter would have vaporized him out of existence.
Why are they bothering to remove the gauntlet from his hand????
I recollect reading one of the reviewers smirking that the character Star Lord blows it for everyone, for all of the Avengers, for all of the untold advanced civilizations inhabiting the cosmos when he starts berating the unconscious Thanos and slapping him in the face. All of this is happening while Iron Man is begging Star Lord not to do it, not to lose it, while he and Peter (Parker) are almost successful in removing the gauntlet from Thanos hand.
There are several scenes moments earlier when Doctor Strange states everyone should prevent Thanos from using the gauntlet, from closing his fist and activating the power stones. Without his fist closed Thanos is a mere mortal who can be killed with a single blast from Quill’s blasters or a single rocket from Iron Man’s suit.
Why are they trying to remove the gauntlet from Thanos’ hand????
What should have been, realistically speaking, the Iron Man interaction with Peter when he starts wincing at the idea that Gamora is dead? “Peter, Peter, step back I have a special interrogation technique for Thanos, step back for a minute” Iron Man shoves Star Lord out of the way, raises his arm and half a dozen rockets from his wrist launch and pulverize sleeping Thanos out of existence. Story is over, period, finale!
It’s not just Star Lord who is acutely made dumb, all of the Avengers are, in the writers scheme, made infinitely stupid, moronic on a cosmic scale in bungling this moment just like Star Lord did.
To presume that in the heat of battle they did not think clearly is to overlook the storyline presented to the viewer, their preparations earlier or their decades of expertise fighting crime and villains on Earth and in the galaxy. We are dealing with seasoned soldiers and sometimes battlefield army soldiers are kept in the dark about what is hanging in the balance.
These are supposed to be battle worn heroes, warriors who have faced planetary scale villains before and know exactly what they are facing up against, this is not Iron Man of 2008 who just learned how to use the ARC reactor and Stark Industries weapon systems in a suit? This is not supposed to be Tony’s infatuation with the idea of robotics and nanotech while still running Stark Industries. The movie keeps drumming to us the anguish and trauma that Stark relives from the attack on New York and this fight, well this fight is far deadlier and cosmically more villainous in scope. Tony and Peter were just hours earlier hatching a plan after Peter, we surmise, had given Stark the latest on Thor and how Thanos wiped out Asgards only survivors. Only hours earlier Banner aka The Hulk had landed on Earth to warn Tony and Strange about Thanos and how dire the situation is with Thanos wielding only two of the stones.
We presumed that between edits of die-a-log while drinking soup and recovering, Thor had indeed given the Guardians a quick summary of why he was floating in space amongst a pile of his dead Asgardians.
So knowing the urgency, knowing how deadly the confrontation is going to be and a one in a billion chance, in which all of the others fail, to defeat Thanos, because Doctor Strange helps them hatch the plan by looking into the future, how would any of them bother to not blast Thanos into a million pieces the minute he is unconscious under Mantis’ spell and no longer has the benefit or powers of the gauntlet active to protect him?
“Peter Quill ruins the movie and kills half of The Avengers and the Universe”, one of the reviewers quipped. I wasn’t thinking clearly a year ago, I nodded to myself but never once thought, well hey they are ALL equally responsible in that scene in killing themselves and untold trillions of sentient life, because what the heck are they doing trying to remove the gauntlet once Thanos is under???
There is nothing to suggest that Thanos is unkillable, no shimmer from the gauntlet covering his body when he loses consciousness and if there was an invisible protective energy barrier around him Mantis would not have been able to knock him out with her hypnotic powers.
Let’s rewind for a moment, because I am sure some of you are buzzing in your heads, no that cant be, it cant be that stupid.
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