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JujuFish

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I'd have to go watch it again, but they spent the entire setup of the 'time heist' repeatedly saying they needed to preserve the timeline. Not once did they say they were OK with splitting things as it would risk issues in their own timeline. I remember Banner saying that the AC's issue of it splintering off wasn't an issue because they were going to fix it all by putting it all back. Not going, we're going to splinter off, but don't worry we'll bring your stone back to your timeline. She just wasn't convinced that they could do it, and wasn't willing to risk the stone on them until she heard that Strange said it was their only hope. Hell, keeping the timeline intact and not splintering it off is the whole reason for bringing everyone back 5 years later... I have a really hard time with everyone trying to explain away the movie's giving up the last third of the movie. It's all fine to whoever if that's what they want to believe, but not once in the movie did they explain any of this. This is all tacked on afterwards in attempts to cover the fact the movie had plot holes big enough to have a parade in.
You're right; you do have to watch it again.
 

sactoking

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Yeah, the plot holes aren't really plot holes if you remember that not every character in the movie knows exactly what is going on with all other characters at all times.

Tony Stark explaining the "rules" of time travel? Just theory.
Bruce Banner promising to set the timeline right? He had no idea that Loki was creating an alternate time line at that very moment.
Undoing the snap the way they did? Nobody knew Nebula was going to forever skew the "main" timeline.

It's like people who think Rey's parents in Star Wars HAVE to be nobodies because Ben Solo said so. Like he somehow knows this to be gospel truth AND doesn't have huge motivation not to lie about it.
 
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Tony Stark explaining the "rules" of time travel? Just theory.
According to the latest Because Science on YouTube, it appears that Endgame actually follows what's considered proper rules of quantum mechanics and the ability to traverse through time. Although, their "solution" is likely just some sort of mumbo-jumbo, but the use of quantum mechanics and being unable to change the past is considered accurate.


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Although, I think the real question that we're not asking is... did Cap have to inject the goo back into Jane? o_O
 

pmv

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Time-travel in fiction almost never stands up to scrutiny. I gather the movie 'Primer' made a serious effort at making sense, but that's why there are vastly complicated flowcharts on the web trying to explain that movie.

(I only ever saw the first 5 minutes of Primer, before future-me appeared and explained I would never be able to understand it so shouldn't bother watching it).
 

pmv

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Also, I'm sure we're living in an alternate time-line right now, and I expect we'll all vanish in a puff of temporal logic, once Marty gets that Sports Almanac back from 'Biff' Trump.
 

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