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nonniemous ([personal profile] nonniemous) wrote in [personal profile] sholio 2017-05-14 03:18 pm (UTC)

One of the apparently infinitely many things I love about this movie is that there is not even a HINT that Peter - or Mantis for that matter - should try to love Ego or reconcile with him or make up with him once the true horror comes out. Obviously it's not a completely easy thing since both of them have various reasons for being bound to him, but the narrative sympathy comes down very strongly on the side of the abused kids, and I liked that.

I kept screaming in my head to Peter and Gamora and Drax that "HOLY FUCK, MANTIS IS YOUR FIRST AND MOST GLARING CLUE THAT EVERYTHING IS NOT ALL RIGHT ON THIS PLANET, PEOPLE!!" I was really afraid that they would airbrush over what was done to her, but while they didn't explicitly explore it, they did acknowledge it--and no, don't make nice with the abusive daddy, just use the power you have over him against him now that you have backup and can do it!

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