Here’s why Chris Pratt is on Star Lord’s side in Infinity War


The Guardians of the Galaxy star took the time to defend his character Peter Quill and his uncontrollable actions in the movie.

When Infinity War came out, and we witnessed the seemingly foolish actions that Peter Quill takes as a means of vengeance, we had a bone to pick with him.

While on Thanos’ home planet Titan, Quill and his fellow heroes, consisting of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Drax, Mantis, and Nebula, manage to temporarily overpower the galactic antagonist. As our heroes nearly remove the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos’ grasp, Quill manages to accidentally release Thanos from his confines.

Nebula informs Quill of Gamora’s death at the hands of her adoptive father. Driven towards complete anger and resentment, the guardian recklessly lashes out and attacks Thanos, despite Tony Stark’s warnings to stop.

Fans, of course, came out of the theater blaming Quill for freeing Thanos and ultimately for the loss of some of our favorite heroes. Chris Pratt himself, on the other hand, has a different take on the whole situation. Pratt sat down with RadioTimes while promoting his new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and took the time to defend Quill’s actions:

"Look, the guy watched his mother die, he watched as his father-figure died in his arms, he was forced to kill his own biological father. And now has suffered the loss of the love of his life. So I think he reacted in a way that’s very human, and I think the humanity of the Guardians of the Galaxy is what sets them apart from other superheroes. I think if we did it a hundred times, I wouldn’t change a thing. You know what I mean? I guess you could have the movie end a half hour earlier if you wanted, but it seemed like people really liked this."

After his passionate take on the subject, Chris shakes it off and jokes, “Clearly I’m very sensitive about this.”

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So sure, we may not be too happy with Peter Quill. Chris Pratt though remains to be a relatable and funny actor, and of course, he’d defend his character in the movie.

Here’s hoping time will heal our Infinity War wounds (and frustrations).