I initially thought it’s because there is processed foods and relying on cars for everything but reading more about history in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s I see that supermarkets also had plenty of bread, processed foods (different) , tons of fat/high caloric content and also most cities relied on cars for almost everything . Yet there wasn’t a lot of overweight as now.
Why or how did this change in the late 90s until now that there is an obese epidemic?
The Dallas Mavericks eliminate the #1 Seed and defending Western Conference Champions with a rousing blowout in Game 7. Luka Doncic and the Mavs will now duel with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
As a huge LOTR fan, one thing I hated was how between Fellowship and Two Towers, Gimli changed from a proud, sturdy character with a slightly too high opinion of Dwarves, to this bumbling comic relief character who falls down a lot and every line is some kind of gag. It really fell flat for me even as a kid of 15.
There are two MCU characters who have been Gimli'd - Bruce Banner (the way he acts in Avengers 2012 vs. Infinity War/Endgame is unrecognisable) and the worst one of all, who was Gimli'd even more than Gimli was Drax. Drax's version is pretty similar to Gimli's - his prideful, slightly naive character just became this obnoxious idiot who laughs at everything by Guardians 2. I really hated that change - his quirk was that he didn't understand metaphors, which then changed to having absolutely no social skills whatsoever. It felt really jarring to me.
I wondered what you all thought of the above, and if you had any other examples of characters given similar treatment after their first appearances?