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I don't have a problem with the time travel stuff, just like I think of "50% reduction" as more a metaphor for viewers to "make people think about the LONG, LONG, LONG term consequences of their civilization", I view time travel as just a movie shortcut of getting shit in the right place at the right time. Sure, Thanos could have rephrased his "wish" to be something more like "alter every civilization so they live in balance with their environment and never exceed their planets capacity and its resources are distributed in a fair and equitable way" but that sounds stupid and is hard to portray on screen, vs "50% of people turn into ash yo!"and the infinity stones in the movie have a cost to their use. Whether its cause they were outside THE gauntlet, that thanos had the dwarf guy make, or just when you use them for something as big as the snap.. idk. But, it wasn't like the comics where having all the stones just makes you a god that can do anything constantly.
I don't know why people are having an issue with the time travel. Especially if you think it created paradoxes or plot holes, it really didn't. Each jump is basically an alternate universe. Nothing they do affects their reality or timeline. Each time they jump, it was creating a new timeline from their changes, if any.
I am not a huge fan of alternate timelines though, because essentially once you allow multiple timelines you must allow infinite timelines - it makes no sense to only have 3 or 4 timelines, its much more likely there is an infinite number if there is more than 1. Infinite is a big number, beyond our comprehension. An infinite number of timelines based on every possible consequence means nothing you do really matters. Who cares if Thanos snaps 50% in this timeline? There are an infinite number of timelines where he does not, all you are doing is side stepping timelines to match the one you like. Nothing you do matters, there are an infinite number of timelines where all your mistakes didn't happen. There are an infinite number of timelines where all life vanishes, and an infinite number where life flourishes for eternity. It makes all choices unimportant.
Always preferred the idea of only a single reality, and if there are infinite other possibilities there is no way to ever, ever, ever cross between them which means your choices have real consequences.
Should make the spider man movie interesting though since they seem to directly reference multiple timelines in that trailer.