: EDIT: Does no one think of the fact that de-dusting all those dusted people would be at least as catastrophic for the world as dusting them in the first place?
I believe I mentioned this on Facebook, but: yes, in a world where people have had five years to Get On With Their Lives, the fact that all their dear departed dusted loved ones have suddenly returned would be a major shock. You're in a new relationship, new marriage, etc.? Here's your former spouse! You are now older than your big brother ever got to be? Surprise, he's back, and now he's younger than you because he never aged! Then there is the fact that the Avengers brought back *only* the people who had been *dusted*. The people who were killed by falling airplanes and derailed trains immediately *after* the dusting are presumably still dead. And of course the people who committed suicide or died for other dusting-related reasons after the dusting are presumably still dead, too. So merely bringing back all the dusted people does not even remotely *begin* to fix all the damage that was done by Thanos, and it arguably introduces a lot *more* damage, too. (Still, all that being said, I do respect that Tony Stark did not want to erase the timeline of the past five years, because that would mean erasing his daughter and presumably lots of other good things too. It's kind of annoying to me how the Star Trek franchise -- including the Voyager finale, which was also called 'Endgame'! -- often showed the heroes going back in time and changing the past, which meant not only changing *their own* pasts but *everyone else's too*.)
Evan C wrote:
: Why do Hawkeye's kids age five years, but Peter Parker stays the exact same age? Also why are Peter and his friends all still in high school after five years?
Hawkeye's kids didn't age. But Ant-Man's did, because they were never dusted.
: Steve Rogers' going back in time to marry Peggy definitely violates the time travel rules stipulated by the movie. Also, wouldn't he have had to kill the other version of himself for that to work?
I don't know that merely marrying her in the past violates the rules, per se. I think he would have simply branched off onto a new timeline by doing that. But then, he should *not* have been able to pop up on the original timeline again.
The bigger issue, I think, is how he could be married to Peggy Carter for all those years without revealing to her that the organization she was running had been infiltrated by HYDRA from its very inception.
I also wonder when Captain America became such a 21st-century figure. The scene where he's leading a counseling session with an openly gay participant got me wondering when, exactly, Steve Rogers discovered how incredibly mainstream homosexuality has become since the 1940s, and how he dealt with it. And the scene where he says "You've got to be shitting me" seemed out of character for someone who chided Tony Stark for saying "shit" just two Avengers movies ago.
: Also, isn't wiping out Thanos' entire army excessive (and arguably genocide)? I mean, eliminating Thanos and his adviser and maybe a few of the space ships should have been enough to stop the attack, so killing all his soldiers (who would presumably stop fighting once their leaders were dead) is surely excessive violence.
Well, it wasn't Thanos's *entire* army. Gamorra is still around. Given that Tony was expecting to die, I don't think he wanted to take any chances; he knew he had only one chance to stop Thanos & co. in their tracks. (And the whole thing of killing one person and expecting everyone else to stop is kind of a sci-fi cliche anyway. Then again, as we saw in The Last Jedi, killing Snoke didn't stop *his* bodyguards from fighting Rey and Ren to the death, now, did it.)
: As I exited the theater from Infinity War, I turned to my friend Danny and said, "Welp, Ant-Man will save the day. Quantum Realm makes anything possible. And so the next one will be all about time travel to fix things."
How did you know Ant-Man would use the Quantum Realm? He didn't get stranded in the Quantum Realm until Ant-Man and the Wasp, which came out a few months *after* Infinity War.