Are you saying that Thanos's plan is evil or something else?
Evil. Misguided evil but evil nonetheless.
A touch of pathos doesnít absolve him of his actions.
I try to avoid universal statements but all genocidists are evil. I feel pretty comfortable with that statement.
Regarding his plan of killing half of all species, to save all species, is evil; and doing nothing and having whole species die is not evil?
Leaves quite a lot of room for middle ground, if eliminating all living beingís accountability for their choices is your thing.
It seems to me that there would be a less violent way when you have complete power of destruction, creation, life, death, time, knowledge and reality at your disposal.
Going to that old philosophy thought experiment of the Trolley problem. There is a variant where to save 5 people from dying you have to push 1 other person in front of the trolley (killing that person). That would be evil?
The filmís morality code seemed very obvious to me: we donít trade a life for a life.
Outside of that, this isnít a situation that Thanos suddenly found himself thrust into and had to make on the fly. This is a philosophy that he developed, he spent a lifetime pursuing.
Consciously, willfully participating in genocide from planet to planet.
I donít find the comparison very strong.
Further if Thanos is evil, when he gets the ultimate power of life and death would he not make the dying as horrible as possible, rather than quick and clean?
Gassing people seemed quick, humane and expedient.
A quick bullet to the head likewise.
Killing people in a neat and tidy and non horrifying manner doesnít make it any less evil.
And letís not forget he spent years going around the universe doing it the violent, bloody old fashioned way.
My vote goes with evil.