Trick or treat?
Ah, yes, of course–another blockbuster comic-book movie. Or is it something more than that?
Avengers: Endgame, three hours of so-and-sos running around in superhero costumes, opened in China a few days ago–and proved to be a bit too much for a 21-year-old woman in the audience.
This poor lass was rushed to the hospital crying uncontrollably, with difficulty breathing–they had to give her oxygen–chest pains, and hands that went numb, plus finger spasms. She also needed some counseling (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/a-woman-lands-up-at-the-hospital-after-crying-too-much-watching-the-avengers/articleshow/69081306.cms).
“She’s definitely a real fan,” someone commented on social media.
Uh, hello, anybody there? It’s a movie based on comic books. All right, three hours in a movie chair, that might make you cry. Just being in China at all would make some people cry. Crikey, what would’ve happened if she’d had to watch Old Yeller? And I found Bambi rather upsetting; but I was only a little kid at the time.
Well, crying over a movie, that’s one thing. Having to be hospitalized because of a movie, that’s off the scale.
We’ll have to wait and see whether it happens more than once with this movie. And if it does…
Hey, don’t look at me! I don’t know what to do about it.