Being 'involved' in a movie has reached a new level, apparently 'thousands' of Avatar fans are reportedly feeling 'blue', depressed and even suicidal at the prospect of never being able to visit the mystical planet depicted in the movie?!
An internet for the film as recieved hundreds and even thousands of posts in relation to a subject post titled 'Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible', CNN reports.
Pandora, the fictional planet featured in Avatar is shown as a flawless beautiful fantasy world where the native inhabitants, the Na'vi, have a close bond with nature.
"After I watched Avatar at the first time, I trully felt depressed as I 'wake' up in this world again," one forum user wrote.
Another comment claimed "the film gave me a physical dependency to see Pandora and live there, and if you don't see it you get uber depressed."
While initially not controversial, the movie is now being accused of being 'racist' by many critics and writers in the US claiming it portrays a white man coming in to over take a community of primitive people.
"It rests on the stereotype that white people are rationalist and technocratic while colonial victims are spiritual and athletic," New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote.
Director James Cameron however denied the film had any racist undertones whatsoever,saying Avatar "asks us to open our eyes and truly see others, respecting them even though they are different, in the hope that we may find a way to prevent conflict and live more harmoniously on this world. I hardly think that is a racist message," he added.
Taking a record $1 billion dollars in just 17 days, and a total gross so far of $1.5 billion in ticket sales alone since it's release, Avatar is already leading the race to become one of the biggest selling movies of all time, overatking Titanic (also directed by Cameron)
Having seen the film, I don't know if i'd go so far as to say i'm 'depressed' that I can't visit Pandora. Perhaps these said 'fans' need to get out more?