Avatar’s aftermath

check out this CNN article.  Seriously.  Go read it.

(CNN) — James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the beauty of the alien world Pandora.


“Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it,” Mike posted. “I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in ‘Avatar.’ ”

Other fans have expressed feelings of disgust with the human race and disengagement with reality.


“When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar for the first time yesterday, the world seemed … gray. It was like my whole life, everything I’ve done and worked for, lost its meaning,” Hill wrote on the forum. “It just seems so … meaningless. I still don’t really see any reason to keep … doing things at all. I live in a dying world.”

Reached via e-mail in Sweden where he is studying game design, Hill, 17, explained that his feelings of despair made him desperately want to escape reality.

“One can say my depression was twofold: I was depressed because I really wanted to live in Pandora, which seemed like such a perfect place, but I was also depressed and disgusted with the sight of our world, what we have done to Earth. I so much wanted to escape reality,” Hill said.

Really what can you say? just wow. what amazing incredible emptiness surrounds us if it can be filled by a three hour cartoon (in every sense of the word).

HT to Jonah Goldberg


5 Responses

  1. I know. I read some of these articles and my jaw just dropped. Seems like the world is becoming surreal. Is this really happening? Are people really thinking this way? How long can this go on? Surely the time is near for God to pull the plug.

  2. surreal is the right word for it. I Peter 4:7-11

  3. I actually just had a real conversation with someone 3 days ago who was expressing these very same things. She saw the movie over and over and really wanted to live in that world. It opened a door, though, to speaking about God’s unseen creation in Heaven. Surely more spectacular than anything in Avatar.

  4. i feel all these things and I haven’t even seen Avatar. My Avatar is heaven……Lord come quickly.

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