Chris Pratt reacts to Avengers backlash
BEFORE you read on, be aware that this article will completely ruin Avengers: Infinity War for you if you haven't seen it yet.
Chris Pratt has finally reacted to the intense backlash he copped from Marvel fans after his character, Star-Lord, did the unthinkable in the movie.
If you haven't seen it yet and don't give a damn about it being spoiled, here's what happened in Avengers: Infinity War.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Peter Parker (Tom Holland) meet up with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) on Thanos' home planet Titan.
Here, they hatch a daring plan - subdue Thanos and pry off the Infinity Gauntlet, which has the power to destroy half the universe should all Infinity Stones be collected.
Sounds simple right?
Just as our heroes are about to prove successful, Peter Quill finds out that Thanos murdered Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the woman he loves. Filled with rage, he attacks the supervillain, who then manages to break loose and get the Time Stone, the second-last Infinity Stone he needs, from Dr Strange.
Thanos then goes to Earth, gets the Mind Stone and clicks his fingers which kills half the universe. Heroes, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Groot, Peter Parker, Peter Quill, Dr Strange, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Drax, Mantis and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) then crumble into dust. In other words - they're all killed.
Livid that Star-Lord was partly responsible for the death of some of the Marvel characters, here's a sample of the many angry messages that fans bombarded Chris Pratt's Instagram with:
• Screw you Star-Lord, they would have gotten the Gauntlet off Thanos if you didn't get too emotional. You f***ed it all up!
• I literally blame you for everything
• You f***ed the whole movie up!
• Dude I love you and all but what in the world was that on Infinity War? I'm so mad with you. Star-Lord did nothing but screw up things … what in the world was that Chris?
But despite the outrage, Chris Pratt told RadioTimes.com that he wouldn't change a thing about the movie.
"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 said. "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.
"I guess you could have the movie end a half-hour earlier if you wanted, but it seemed like people really liked this.
"And also, I blame Thanos, OK?" he said. "Jeez, how come he's not getting any blame?
"Clearly I'm very sensitive about this," he joked.