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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Fandoms can baffle me at some point. In many cases, fans are perfectly justified in some of the criticisms they lodge at a movie. Some films may have logical inconsistencies and some may contain bits of horrible storytelling. And then there are criticisms that completely come out of left field and make little to no sense — at least to me. Case in point: the end of Avengers: Endgame.

If you’ll recall, Peter Parker went back to school after being revived from Thanos’ snap, only to find his buddy Ned revived as well (and the same age). And then we cut to the trailers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, where the rest of Peter’s classmates are the same age as well. “It makes no sense!” I’ve heard some fans say. Shouldn’t half of them have been snapped?

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No. Not really. Speaking with us in a phone interview, Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts explained:

“I mean statistically, it’s 50% of the world’s population, but that doesn’t mean it would be 50% of each high school class. So it could have gone either way.”

Basically, 50% of all life doesn’t mean that it’s 50% of each and every individual group of people. It’s random. Devoid of logic. For all we know, it could have had everyone disappear from one side of the globe. Point is, it’s not that ridiculous that five or six kids out of the eight billion all get snapped.

What do you think of Watts’ comments? Do you agree with him, or is it still a stretch? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.