Ever since he was teased at the first Avengers movie, he was being made out to be THE villain you didn’t want to [email protected]#k with. His underling cowering before him, Ronan wincing as we heard him speak for the first time… Thanos was teased at throughout the timeframe, and was a buildup for a grand finale.
I would argue that Thanos not only met expectations, he EXCEEDED them. Josh Brolin gives this portrayal of a villain convinced that he knows what is right for the entire cosmos. He has his personal reasons for why he wants to kill off half of everything in the universe. No monologues about describing his scheme, just a simple plan of getting the Infinity Stones and knowing how to manipulate the Avengers into basically giving him what he wants. And it just [email protected]#king works. He has ungodly strength, yet he can [email protected]#k with his opponent without even raising a finger.
To this day, the Thanos Snap still is being memed at."