Avengers Endgame has certainly taken the the world by storm. It’s grossed over $2 billion and has seen an outpouring of emotions online; some good, some bad, and some ugly.
A recent list tackled the most unexpected controversies, but this is approaching the reaction from a different angle. This is about strange fan reactions, but being strange doesn’t necessarily mean it’s controversial.
There’s also the fact that some of the controversy doesn’t really mimic how fans felt. Case in point: Fat Thor.
The overwhelming majority of Avengers fans loved Hemsworth‘ new take on the character, partly because of how well Hemsworth himself played it. We were never invited to laugh at Thor, despite the classic Marvel quips, and 99% of moviegoers seemed to appreciate this was a serious choice to show how much Thor has lost his purpose, and with it his self esteem.
It was only the pundits who seemed willing to pour scorn on his development.
So while that’s out, there’s still a boatload of weird and wonderful fan reactions to catalogue. Movies this big can sometimes push people to do crazy things, and Avengers: Endgame is one of the biggest movies around.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.