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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Director Explains Why Thanos Didn’t Just… Double the Resources?

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Warning! Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead!

The ending of Infinity War was a brutal emotional roller coaster, that saw half the goddamn universe’s population, including many of our favorite Avengers, evaporating before our very eyes. And it f*cking hurt…

One reason this ending was so painful was because it seemed so senseless. (Don’t @ me, /r/Thanosdidnothingwrong). If Thanos’ goal was to SAVE THE UNIVERSE, and he had INFINITE POWER, couldn’t he have come up with a better solution than to randomly kill half the population? Like, couldn’t he just DOUBLE the resources in the universe, thus eliminating the need to wipe out innocent people for “the greater good”???

Apparently, he couldn’t. But not because he couldn’t, but apparently because he’s unstable? In the DVD commentary for the film, director Joe Russo revealed, “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.”

That’s a very solid answer, Joe, but it’s okay for you to be honest. So allow us to answer it for you: HE DIDN’T DOUBLE THE RESOURCES BECAUSE THEN HE WOULDN’T BE A VILLAIN AND THERE WOULD BE NO MOVIE!!!!

But the whole Messianic complex stuff is cool, too.

All right guys, what do YOU think of Joe Russo’s explanation for Thanos not doubling the resources in the universe? Was it weak or solid? Let us hear your thoughts on Twitter @Smosh!

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