Avatar: the depressive syndrome that caused the James Cameron film | tomatoes

Avatar: The Path of Water – 93% is out now in theaters and is projected to earn at least $500 million in its opening weekend. The arrival of this film prompted return visits to Avatar – 83%, the 2009 audiovisual marvel that started it all. But although some were fascinated by the world of Pandora, others were plunged into a deep depression due to the unreal beauty of the moon of the planet Polyphemus, located (within fiction) in the Alpha Centauri star system.

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Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthingtonstars Avatar. A crippled marine travels to Pandora to take part in human exploration, but what appears to be a research visit is actually a colonization attempt. The terrestrial forces seek to seize the resources of the small moon, but the Na’Vi intervene in their path, an indigenous population willing to do anything to defend their world.

This film, directed by James Cameron, was a milestone, becoming the highest grossing of all time; but although it produced joy and surprise among the spectators, it also left others with not so pleasant feelings. Guardian retrieve testimonials from Avatar Forums made by people who saw the movie in 2009 and who fell into a state of deep sadness realizing that their lives are not like in Pandora, full of greenery and spirituality.

Ever since I went to see Avatar I’ve been depressed. Seeing the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be reborn in a world similar to Pandora and everything is the same as in Avatar.

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The thread of this forum, referring to the sadness produced by Avatar, had more than 1,000 responses from people who experienced emotions in common. For his part, Variety It also includes the words of Max Perrin, a 24-year-old Texan artist who was greatly affected by the film, adding to the community that suffered from depression after watching it (although he did until 2027).

Many people have experienced this in the community. It really made me rethink some things. I had no idea that I could be so deeply influenced by something like this. I had no idea how profoundly it was going to change me.

Late depression also impacted the life of jacob williamson, 25-year-old American physicist who admitted to having felt very ill when he visited Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney World, the film’s theme area located within Disney’s Animal Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Although he saw the movie at its premiere, visiting the tourist attraction was a very strong blow in his life:

The first time I experienced it was probably several years later, when I saw it again on Blu-ray. I experienced it again in 2018 after visiting Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney World. In fact, he ended up taking me out of school for a semester.

In 2010, CNN offered an explanation of the origins of this collective depression caused by Avatar: “The best of our technology has been taken to create this virtual world, and real life will never be as utopian as it appears on screen. It makes real life seem more imperfect.”

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Avatar: the depressive syndrome that caused the James Cameron film | tomatoes