It has been three years since Avengers: Endgame was released, and as a die-hard fan of Thor, I haven’t been able to move on. After so much time, I have seen nearly every take on "Fat Thor" under the sun. There shouldn’t be much more to say, but I have some thoughts I’d like to share.
Currently, at least on the circles of the internet that I frequent, the general opinion of Fat Thor is that he is an accurate depiction of depression and one of the most "realistic" superheroes. Some even go as far as to say he is proper representation for fat people (let it be known I am one of these fat people). Especially mentally ill fat people (another demographic I can check off). But, I’ve never understood the way people praise the creators of Endgame for squeezing Hemsworth into a fat suit. A dangerous fat suit at that, since Chris had to sit out of filming for a few weeks because he injured his back from wearing it.
I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on this topic. It’s something I have a lot of complicated thoughts about. Thoughts I can’t quite put together into an actual article.
I haven't seen any of the comments on the internet. But I think that people enjoy seeing a hero, a mighty and beautiful god, fall, because it makes them feel better about themselves. Because they don't want to believe in heroes. – WJBarker5 months ago