Apr 23, 2019

‘Avengers Endgame’: The not-so-hidden environmental politics of Marvel’s apocalyptic blockbuster

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“No matter what side of any issue you may find yourself, there is no denying the power of a popular movie or TV show to ignite an intense debate or even a casual conversation about socially relevant issues,” Dergarabedian said. “And often the best way to do that is within a giant superhero extravaganza.

Monday is Earth Day, and later this week, the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ The two are not dissimilar. As superheroes fight genocide-survivor turned villain Thanos, the environmental message is clear: resource scarcity and overpopulation.

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