Star Lord has been getting a lot of backlash over one particular decision the character made at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Now, the actor behind the intergalactic hero, Chris Pratt, has responded to some of the fan accusations.
“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,” Pratt told RadioTimes. “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 thing.”
The moment in question comes during the film’s climactic battle sequence on Titan, where the Avengers have somehow managed to subdue Thanos, the film’s villain. As Iron Man tries to pry the Infinity Gauntlet off a subdued Thanos’ hands, an emotional Star Lord punches the Mad Titan in the face, knocking him into consciousness.
Star Lord’s reaction comes after he learns that Thanos has killed the love of Star Lord’s life, Gamora. Fans have pointed out that had Star Lord not reacted in that manner, the Avengers would have managed to take the Gauntlet away from him, and he wouldn’t have been able to snap his fingers and ‘kill’ half the universe’s population.
“I guess you could have the movie end a half hour earlier if you wanted, but it seemed like people really liked this,” Pratt said. “And also, I blame Thanos, OK? Jeez, how come he’s not getting any blame?” That’s a really good point, right? Clearly I’m very sensitive about this,” he said.
Avengers: Infinity War is inching closer to the $2 billion mark, which it is expected to cross in the next few days. Only three films in history have entered this club — Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.