Over the weekend, Marvel’s movie “Avengers: Infinity War” set new box office records, making over $112 million in its second weekend and topping $450 million in the US in just nine days and $1 billion worldwide in 11 days. It seems to be in every movie theater, where they’re showing it on every flat surface, including the bathroom walls.

Now, I admit I haven’t seen it yet (I keep up with superheroes just enough so that my grandchildren won’t think I’m a total cultural illiterate.) And I assume that if you wanted to see it, you’ve probably already seen it at least five times already. But I waited a week before pointing to this article that came out last week from Jim Treacher. It brings up a point that none of the other countless reviews and comments I’ve seen anywhere else noticed. But I warn you: it contains MAJOR plot spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it yet and plan to, then don’t click. I’ll just give you the basic idea:

The premise of the movie is that an intergalactic super villain named Thanos is trying to collect a bunch of magical rocks that together will give him god-like powers. He’s doing this because he thinks the universe is too overpopulated, and he wants to bring the space environment back into balance by wiping out half of all the life in it with a wave of his hand.


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Treacher’s question: Why does Hollywood consider this guy a villain and not a hero, since he’s “basically Al Gore with a better workout routine” and the movie’s plot could make it a sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”?

As Treacher notes, many of the movie's cast members, such as Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, are very outspoken liberal/environmental activists. They believe that the world is doomed because there are too many people. They support Planned Parenthood, which is in the business of keeping the population down by indiscriminately and dispassionately wiping out innocent lives. So why aren’t they rooting for Thanos to win? He’s their kind of guy!

Of course, as Treacher points out, there are no real stakes in a comic book movie. Superheroes die and come back from the dead all the time, through one plot gimmick or another. Unborn children wiped out by abortion mills don’t have that option. You have to marvel that so many people in Hollywood can’t spot the cruel hypocrisy in making movies that call characters who wipe out countless innocent lives without remorse “super villains,” then sharing the immense profits from those movies with Planned Parenthood.

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  • Anne Turner

    05/07/2018 10:05 PM

    Simple. Because these wealthy progressive elites are hypocrites of the first order. Not that conservatives don’t have their share of hypocracy, but it is much more rampant in these far left liberals. They run around in their private planes and limos, have huge energy using homes with heated swimming pools, but believe that they are entitled because they are so special, and thus can tell the “little people” what to do. Smug, anyone?

    Your Sarah is quite a gal!


  • Margaret Brown

    05/07/2018 06:34 PM

    Treacher hit the bullseye with that observation!

  • Rob Crawford

    05/07/2018 05:14 PM

    I've seen the movie. It's not about him being the bad guy it's about strengthening the idea that the solution to perceived problems is population control. If you watch the movie you walk away thinking which is better, for everyone to die slow and misserably or half to die so the other half can live amazing full lives. The villain part is just a red herring to the real message.

  • Barry Dyer

    05/07/2018 02:53 PM

    governor Huckabee, I cannot figure out why PRESIDENT TRUMP will not indorse non establishment people for the life of me. I know some of the congress and house are not " establishment or deep state but how in the world does anyone know? I think most conservative's want good " christian, sure and sound " congress and house and any nominee !

  • Sam d

    05/07/2018 02:38 PM

    Seeing how Ironman created Ultron that tried to wipe out the planet, and Thor destroyed his home world, one would think Thanos could be a good guy. After all he is trying to save his universe too. After reading your comparison...makes me think none of them are heroes. Does not the Bible say don't do wrong to accomplish good?