Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Progressives Are Crazy

From 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.

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.

"I wasn't depressed myself. In fact the movie made me happy," Baghdassarian said. "But 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."

A post by a user called Elequin expresses an almost obsessive relationship with the film.

"That's all I have been doing as of late, searching the Internet for more info about 'Avatar.' I guess that helps. It's so hard I can't force myself to think that it's just a movie, and to get over it, that living like the Na'vi will never happen."
(via reader Josh A.)

7 comments:

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

so much for their claims of being "reality-based"...

OBloodyHell said...

> It's so hard I can't force myself to think that it's just a movie, and to get over it, that living like the Na'vi will never happen."

I'm sure he could go live in some of the more distant, mountainous parts of the USA/Canada (or to Central/South America if he wants the foliage) and get the same dirty, filthy, wet, cold, and vermin-ridden (lice, rats, cockroaches) lifestyle he longs for, but, let's face it. It's all talk.

These useless bastards want something in a movie, no disease, no hardship, no discomfort -- just "peace and harmony with nature", never quite grasping that there was a reason for Rosseau's "Red in Tooth And Claw" term for Nature.

I haven't yet seen Avatar, but I'm sure that there was little else but idyllic harmony around the Na'vi.

You know how you get peace and harmony in the Real World?

YOU KICK ASS UNTIL NO ONE WANTS TO F*** WITH YOU.

That is how you get those two.

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P.S. Hatless is right, of course.

Geoffrey Britain said...

I have seen Avatar and there was much of Rousseau's "Red in Tooth and Claw" BUT it was immediately established that the Na'vi had long ago learned how to cope with it. Once that was established, it was almost entirely idyllic harmony.

Pros: fantastic special effects (best ever), you definitely feel like you're on another world. Taken on its own merits, a good story, if predictable. Fine acting and for the most part, the directing supports the story.

Cons: COMPLETE WORSHIP of Gaea, literally pagan worship of nature with pseudo-scientific 'proof' of nature worship's premises.

Once again, capitalism is the evil source of all that is wrong with humanity. Except for a very few, all human's are presented as either knowingly evil or dupes.

Conclusion: An absolutely gorgeous cinematic triumph, sure to win big at the academy awards.

A caricaturistic comic-book of a movie. And a GREAT 'B' Saturday popcorn movie, for 10 yr olds.

OBloodyHell said...

> BUT it was immediately established that the Na'vi had long ago learned how to cope with it.

Code for "they took it up the a**" and smiled through it.

Carl said...

I have no intention of seeing Avitar, especially after reading this review. But isn't "Red in tooth and claw" Darwin?

OBloodyHell said...

> I have no intention of seeing Avatar, especially after reading this review. But isn't "Red in tooth and claw" Darwin?

I'll likely see it, I'll just wait until the crowds die down and I'm just an insignificant tail-ender. Everyone says it needs to be seen on the big screen, and that does not surprise.

DOH! --
"Nature, red in tooth and claw" from Lord Tennyson's 1850 poem In Memoriam A.H.H. The poem was a favourite of Queen Victoria's, who found it a comfort after Prince Albert's death in 1861.

We're both wrong, though I had it totally bass-ackwards -- Rosseau is the "noble savage" and "back to nature" type idiot at the very beginnings of the ideology behind the Avatar equine excrement.

An 18th century libtard.

Marc said...

Communists Want James Cameron Arrested for Plundering Soviet Legacy

http://english.pravda.ru/russia/history/14-01-2010/111656-communists_james_cameron-0