Some Avatar fans are experiencing feelings of depression and in some cases even suicidal tendencies after seeing “Avatar.” Fans are upset at not being able to visit magical world of Pandora
‘I can understand why it made people depressed. The movie was so beautiful and it showed something we don’t have here on Earth. I think people saw we could be living in a completely different world and that caused them to be depressed.’
The incredible visual realism of the film has caused viewers to become particularly attached. ‘It has taken the best of our technology to create this virtual world and real life will never be as utopian as it seems onscreen. It makes real life seem more imperfect.’
However, perhaps they are just feeling upset about all the racist undertones, with “Avatar” being criticized that it allegedly contains racist themes – that of the white hero saving the primitive natives.
Since being praised critically since the film opened and taking over $1 billion in box office receipts, hundreds of blog posts, newspaper articles, tweets and YouTube videos have said things such as the film is “a fantasy about race told from the point of view of white people” and that it reinforces “the white Messiah fable.”
James Cameron, the film’s writer and director however, has said the real theme is about respecting each other’s differences.