Netflix heard everyone who disagreed with the synopsis they gave Avengers: Infinity War and have since changed the “intergalactic sociopath” text. The film released on Netflix on Christmas day, which would have been a gift to us all. However, some users were unable to access it which sparked outrage on Netflix’s social media pages. After this was resolved, fans of the film weren’t pleased that Netflix’s synopsis called Thanos a sociopath.
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A mini-debate over the true meaning of ‘sociopath’ and even if the Mad Titan was in fact a ‘psychopath’ instead gained traction, causing Netflix to change the description. It now reads, “Invader. Annihilator. So-called savior. As Thanos moves ever closer to omnipotence, the fate of the universe rests with the Avengers.” Netflix has not issued a statement on any of this.
The description of Thanos is much better now, giving a better idea of what the film is about to anyone who has yet to see it. For those same people, Avengers: Infinity War being released on Netflix is an extraordinary gift. Or, it was after the previously mentioned issues were resolved. Before that, when some of the subscribers tried contacting Netflix to inquire about the mix-up, they suggested they try logging out and back in to see if that helped. When it didn’t, they offered that praying to Thanos might be their best option.
Now that everyone has—or should have by now—caught up on Avengers: Infinity War, the second part entitled Avengers: Endgame is of high interest. If what we’ve already witnessed from Thanos and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is anything to go by, this next film that releases in April will be an emotional rollercoaster of a ride, and will most likely sell out and have lines at the theater. The hope of something positive happening will be well worth it, though.