Wonder what you would find if you frisked some of the audience members that saw Jame Cameron’s new film Avatar?
Answer: Some really weird die-hard fans are suffering from depression and in some cases… suicidal thoughts.
Oh Lordy… Has it really come to this?:
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.
On the fan forum site “Avatar Forums,” a topic thread entitled “Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible,” has received more than 1,000 posts from people experiencing depression and fans trying to help them cope. The topic became so popular last month that forum administrator Philippe Baghdassarian had to create a second thread so people could continue to post their confused feelings about the movie.
Now don’t get me wrong folks… I have a lot of sympathy for people and all that jazz, but this is just completely absurd. Next thing you know, movie theaters will be required to post depression disclaimers on the movie screens of 3D sci-fi films. With that said, here are some the quotes made by Avatar‘s idiotic depressed fans:
“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.’ “
“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.”
“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.
“After discussing on the forums for a while now, my depression is beginning to fade away. Having taken a part in many discussions concerning all this has really, really helped me,” Hill said. “Before, I had lost the reason to keep on living — but now it feels like these feelings are gradually being replaced with others.”
Come on people! Snap out of it!
Side-Note: Apparently these idiotic obsessed fans COMPLETELY forgot about the fact that every single creature – besides the Na’vi – tries to kill and eat you on the plant of Pandora! …Is that not like Earth? Haha.
*UPDATE* – January 19, 2010
Ut oh! Apparently watching the film Avatar is now deadly:
A 42-year-old Taiwanese man with a history of high blood pressure has died of a stroke likely triggered by over-excitement from watching the blockbuster Avatar in 3D, a doctor says.
r Kuo died 11 days later from the brain haemorrhage, and the China Times newspaper said it was the first death linked to watching James Cameron’s science-fiction epic Avatar.
Dun! Dun! Dun! And the plot thickens…
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