Re: Marvel Movies discussion thread
It's not that I think that almost dying in outer space isn't traumatic in of itself, but it's the style of the film. The Avengers is an over-the-top superhero movie--and it knows this. The witty, self-deprecating dialogue, the one-liners, aliens invading New York--there's always a sort of ironic wink-to-the-camera feel. This is not necessarily bad (although I personally feel it does kill tension and build-up, since the ending becomes rather predictable--which is my main issue with The Avengers) but it's incongruous for a character to suddenly get all serious and depressive after the events of a film that clearly doesn't take itself too seriously. I mean, it ends with a joke about Shawarma of all things.
I'm not saying people who develop PTSD or depression or whatever should immediately become Emos--I'm aware that people who suffer from such disorders can appear to be perfectly normal on the outside (which is actually a facet I'd like to see be explored more deeply in film), and that Tony Stark would be the sort of person who cracks jokes no matter what occurs. I have nothing against serious superhero films, but it should be done properly and not be shoehorned in as an afterthought to provide fuel for yet more movies. The Avengers clearly ends on a happy note, with the "good guy wins" feel (albeit at the cost of a damaged New York). Nobody dies, the world is saved, everyone's happy, the bad guy is defeated, etc. It's not like a main character dies, or a world is completely destroyed, so having a character suddenly develop PTSD as a result is pretty forced and artificial. If that's the case, why didn't Tony develop PTSD after
Spoiler (click to read)
Obadiah Stane betrayed him
in the first Iron Man?
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