Avengers: Endgame came out on April 26 and for the past week I´ve been reading and hearing comments about Thor. Most of those comments are negative, some stay at how bad he look but others go deeper by claiming that the other characters make fun of him and how disrespectful that is for obese and overweight people.
In the film we can see Thor with long hair and beard and he´s gained weight, he spend the time playing video games and drinking beer. We can see how other characters make jokes at Thor´s expense but it doesn´t bother him.
My thoughts on this are that Thor went through a lot of pain, physical, mental and emotional; he lost family, friends and people he cared about, and he blame himself for not being able to stop Thanos which makes him feel like failure, he lose confidence so when he return to Asgard he´s dealing with too much stuff and he stops taking care of himself. Then some scenes later he talks with his mom and she sees the pain, that scene when their talking and his moms tells him that everyone fails and then Thor´s line of still being worthy are highly emotional. At the end we see Thor regaining confidence and feeling worthy.
Watching many Marvel movies, especially the ones from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame we can see that humor is part of all movies. The jokes making fun of Thor from my point of view are not making fun of him being fat which is what most people are saying, it is more to the complete situation, how Thor lose confidence, feel like a failure and stopped taking care of himself which lead to poor habits and how he let himself become this new version which is relatable to many of us.
For me what they did in the movie was an amazing representation of how some situations can lead to depression and alter our lifestyle in a negative way by making wrong choices every day, eating unhealthy foods, lack of exercise, a negative mindset with thoughts that keep us stuck in the past and all this leads to obesity and overweight and that´s just the beginning. This creates a cycle of unhealthy habits which is so hard to stop, we get attached to those experiences and until we let them go we won´t be able to make any change.
We´ve all lived that, we´ve all been through difficult situations and while for some of us it´s easier to let them go and get on the right track faster, for others is very hard and complicated. We all need someone to help us get through those times, also changing the environment is helpful to break our unhealthy habits and routines and start making better choices.
It´s so hard to stop that negative cycle and start making a change, we need to be conscious and aware of every choice we make and if it´s an unhealthy choice we need to change it for a better one, we can´t let our subconscious make decisions because if we do we´ll end making the same unhealthy choices over and over.
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