Moviegoers issue trigger warnings to those wishing to watch Thor: Love and Thunderand criticized Marvel’s decision not to include one at the beginning of the film.
The new film which is a sequel to the 2017 film Thor: RagnarokStars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman.
Portman is returning to the franchise for the first time since 2014 Thor: The Dark Worlddirector Taika Waititi of her character Dr. Jane Foster grants an elevated role.
*Spoilers to follow – you have been warned*
In the film, Jane is shown to have stage four cancer and one scene shows her receiving chemotherapy.
Those who have seen the film since its release on Thursday (July 7) are alerting their Twitter followers that the scenes depicting Jane’s treatments may spark those who have either been through it themselves or know someone who has went through him.
“If you intend to see Thor: Love and Thunder and sensitive to cancer/cancer treatment, this is an extremely common theme and plot driver in the film,” warned one viewer, adding, “Prepare and take care of yourself if you need to.”
Another viewer said: “No spoilers though Thor: Love and Thunder Should have had a trigger warning for the cancer plotting and the fact that we didn’t know we were going in is horrifying.”
“If you have medical or cancer triggers I would google the storyline a bit before deciding to watch or not,” added another, with one person explaining, “I knew from the comics that Jane has cancer. It’s been mentioned many times since this movie was announced and yet the cancer scenes still hit hard. If you have lost someone to cancer, prepare yourself.”
However, some praised the film for its depiction of a person suffering from cancer, with one person writing: “Jane Foster’s storyline had an amazing emotional resonance for me. Both my mother and a close friend battled cancer a few years ago. Thor’s desire to protect Jane & Jane’s fight to keep fighting really came true. I think we all needed to hear a story like this.”
Mentioning the plot, the BBFC website explains: “A character’s terminal cancer is a theme of the film; there are disturbing scenes associated with it.”
Meanwhile, Waititi has been criticized for highlighting and “mocking” the visual effects in a certain scene in the new film during an interview, amid claims that Marvel is “overextending” its VFX staff.
Another movie released this week that people are warning potential viewers about is a new Netflix documentary girl in the picturewhich many describe as “terrible” and “the scariest thing ever”.
Thor: Love and Thunder is in cinemas now and you can read it The Independent‘s verdict on the film here.
MCU fans are complaining that the new film has opened up a significant plot hole for the long-running film series. However, they were extremely excited about the introduction of a very unexpected actor to the franchise in the film’s post-credits scene.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/thor-love-and-thunder-trigger-warning-cancer-jane-b2120973.html Thor: Love and Thunder viewers are urging Marvel to add trigger warning about cancer story