I prefer to believe he meant "there was only one way to win...after this moron over here let his anger get the best of him and ruined over 14 million chances of us succeeding."
*rolls eyes* This gripe was already old a week after the movie opened.
1) Consistent character trait through all of his appearances.
2) I cut the guy a break. Why? First off, Gamora made him promise to kill her if Thanos got to her. Thanos got to her, Gamora begged Peter to kill her like he promised, and he decided to live up to that promise, and pulled the trigger to kill her.
Think about that. He pulled the trigger on the woman he loved because he made her a promise, fully expecting that she would die by his own hand. Yeah,Thanos robbed Quill of his agency by turning the blast into bubbles, but he had no idea that would happen. In his mind, he made a choice to kill Gamora...it just happened to get averted.
Don't underestimate that trauma. That choice doesn't just roll off him like water off the back of a Duck. That's the sort of thing that sticks with you.
Anyway, Gamora survives, and now he's got a chance to save the woman he loves, and then he finds out she's dead, because Thanos killed her. There's no frigging way he stays calm after that, not after what he went through earlier: He promised to kill her. He chose to kill her as promised. She survived, which gave him a chance to save her, and now she's dead.
So yeah, he lost his head. If he hadn't, he wouldn't be the Peter Quill we've seen in 3 films now, and it would also be an unrealistic expectation for someone in his position, and it would have totally taken me out of the film.
Also, if Quill is a moron for loosing his shit after everything that had happened, then Thor is just as big a moron for going for Thanos' heart, instead of the gauntlet.
Edited by CORVUS, 20 August 2018 - 12:10 PM.