Why Didn’t Thanos Just Take a Nap Instead?

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Overall, Avengers: Infinity War is a lot of fun, but the star of the show is definitely Josh Brolin as Thanos, the big purple man with the chin and the glove. His performance shines through all the CGI makeup, which is an achievement that not many of these big stupid movies can boast about.

Marvel usually has some pretty shitty and shallow villains, so this was a nice change of pace. At the center of his motivation is a strong sense of duty to do what he thinks is right. For him, that means eliminating half of all life in the universe with his magic glove in order to restore balance. This is an enormous burden for one man to bear, even a man as big as Thanos. Continue reading