Interesting case for discussing genocide and war
Yes, it's the culmination of Marvel movies to this end. And it does not disappointment. All the actors have with very little screen time but they shine. The humor is top notched and good jokes to remember.
And yes, it's not bout the Avengers. This is about Thanos. He justify his actions to use the infinity stones for exterminating half the population, with the reason that it's to save the other half. And this may be surprising to many who had not seen him in the movie, but he make sense. We all know that earth and society resources are finite, and so mass genocide and conquering others is the logical only way for earth and society to survive. It's scary, really scary, and you may be convinced by Thanos and the Black Order. We may not want to go out there now and do genocide, but it'll not be because we don't want to, but because we don't have the will like Thanos.
The moral foil to his justification hence fall on Capt, "we don't trade lives". With that 1 sentence, reason and humanity is restore. Even if it's not logical, not culling people gives us our existence purpose. Hence symbolically the only human able to resist the infinity gauntlet (remember even the Hulk cannot overpower Thanos, lesson here: willpower and moral strength is stronger than muscles)
And the most disturbing part have to be when Gamora thought Thanos is defeated by the Soul Stone's wisdom, but even the most cruel tyrant love someone, and he loved her the most. And because of his unwavering will, he went ahead and kill her. This scene may scared most, maybe all children. Imagine, he only love his daughter, and he kill her, what about my parents?
Please think about the last part before you bring your child to watch this movie.
And of course the ending scene, friend see friend disappear, foster father see prodigy turn to dust. Existence erased just like that.... The killing of Gamora is to prepare us for more tragedy to come. Its too emotional and if your child emotion strength is not tested yet, don't test them at this movie.
If pt 2 reversed the end results, then maybe it'll be better to let your child watch a test back to back.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness