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How did Avatar affect you?

Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:00 AM

I read this article but it's in swedish so I used google translate to translate. I will try and recreate the articles layout so it's easy to see new parts and stuff like that.

"Avatar flirts with false doctrines"

Pope condemns new blockbuster film on nature
Millions of moviegoers love the great movie "Avatar". But the Vatican
and the Pope condemns James Cameron's work.

- The flirts in a clever way with all the false doctrines that have made
ecology a millennium of religion, according to the Vatican.


James Cameron "Avatar" is not impressive at the Vatican. The
reason: it shows a world where you shall worship nature.

Vatican's newspaper has found that the film is simple and shows few real
feelings, having spoken to the bishops after the preview.

None of creation
Vatican's own radio station, stated:

- The flirts in a clever way with all the false doctrines that have made
ecology a millennium of religion. Nature is no longer a creature to defend
without a deity to worship.

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi says that the criticism
reflects the Pope's view that it is dangerous to see nature in a divine way.

Benedict XVI speaks often about the importance of protecting
nature, but he warned that in order to make man equal with other living
beings, writes AP.

Extra strong
While the Vatican is raging psychologists warn of the impact the film has on
moviegoers.

Psychiatrist Stephan Quentzel believe that Cameron's lifelike 3D
animations and length of the movie makes the feeling of entering another
world will be extra strong. It may be the real world to work more
poorly, "he told CNN.

On the Internet forum posts are written by fans who suffered from
depressive feelings.

A person who calls himself Mike wrote on fan sites Naviblue that he had
suicidal thoughts after seeing the film.

"Was depressed"
CNN interviewed Ivar Hill, who calls himself the forums Eltu, a 17 year old
Swedish guy about his feelings.

- I was depressed because I really want to live in Pandora, which seemed
like such a perfect place, but I was too depressed and disgusted at the
sight of our world, "he says.

In an email to Entertainment blade want Hill to explain that it is incorrect to
argue that many fans experienced suicidal feelings.

- What is true for us common with depressive feelings are not really that
we want to live in Pandora (although this is something you can experience
at the beginning), but Avatar has made us realize what is happening with
the earth (pollution, etc -- and other wise humanity has impacted the world
in a negative way).


The gramar can be messed up so if something sounds strange/funny/etc you know it's googles fault! :P

My question is how did the film affect you? Did you get depressed or did you as me had it easy to see that this is a movie and not reality. It would be fun (and intressting) to see how people reacted. I have only seen the commercals yet and some trailers but I will see it as soon as I can.

Debate, share your thoughts about this movie and it's effect on you (if any)!

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#2 Bort  Icon User is offline

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Re: How did Avatar affect you?

Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:04 AM

There are a few places where the grammar is off, but it's generally understandable...damn you Google Translate...get better at what you do :P

I've not actually seen Avatar yet, but really want to, and after reading this, I'm even more intrigued by it :)

Thanks
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:28 AM

Found an AP story about this: http://movies.yahoo....-masterpiece-ap

I, um, don't believe Vatican City is where I'd choose to get my movie reviews from.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:32 AM

Once again putting religions like Wicca in the dirt, and spreading fear, hate, and worst of all, misconceptions.

The movie had no effect on me. I don't seek to live in a fantasy world.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:59 AM

It made me totally wanna have sex with a blue indian with small boobs. Just sayin.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:07 AM

What does the mrs think about that? Or is she the lenient kind and leaves your post history alone?
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Re: How did Avatar affect you?

Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:14 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 14 Jan, 2010 - 12:59 PM, said:

It made me totally wanna have sex with a blue indian with small boobs. Just sayin.


Tall smurf pr0n is mah favorite. :^:
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:41 AM

Avatar depressed the hell out of me. I could've used the money I spent on it on something else... like buying lots of plastic bags and throwing them into a river...with kittens in them.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:41 AM

Why are we concerned about people who want to worship rocks and trees?

Why are we worried about people who want to live in Pandora? I'm sure there are people who want to live in Hogwarts too.
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Re: How did Avatar affect you?

Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:46 AM

Didn't we get done making fun of the 'overly affected morons' starting at this thread on the other Avatar post?

http://www.dreaminco...h...st&p=884399

View PostRaynes, on 14 Jan, 2010 - 11:32 AM, said:

Once again putting religions like Wicca in the dirt, and spreading fear, hate, and worst of all, misconceptions.

The movie had no effect on me. I don't seek to live in a fantasy world.

That bolded statement is a problem, why? Isn't that where Wiccans want to be? Down in the Mother Earths and junk?



View PostKYA, on 14 Jan, 2010 - 12:41 PM, said:

Why are we concerned about people who want to worship rocks and trees?

Why are we worried about people who want to live in Pandora? I'm sure there are people who want to live in Hogwarts too.


They DO live there?! I knew it! I will have to send a followup letter regarding my entrance application. I wonder if I have that craigslist post laying around...

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:49 AM

View PostKYA, on 14 Jan, 2010 - 11:41 AM, said:

Why are we concerned about people who want to worship rocks and trees?

Why are we worried about people who want to live in Pandora? I'm sure there are people who want to live in Hogwarts too.



And those people are completely and utterly insane. Yes, I want to live in a place where people sit by and watch as horrible things happen to those around them. They have the power to stop it, but think that a small boy is a better choice as he should face the trials and tribulations. Oh gee, there's a huge fucking rampage troll running around... I think I'll go sit on my ass and do nothing.

Oh, you mean you knew that person was evil and trying to kill someone under your direct supervision and you still let him into your home and served him crumpets and tea and then left him alone with the potential victim?
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:51 AM

Avatar made me need to urinate quite badly...but I suppose I can't blame the movie alone. It was my decision to have two cups of tea prior and a large blue slushy during.

Still, I'll be looking at legal options.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:55 AM

Does Mother Earth have "junk"?
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:55 AM

why a blue slushy? Did you want to tell people that the smurf got a little too excited in your mouth?
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Re: How did Avatar affect you?

Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:55 AM

I covered this in the other Avatar thread (how many do we need, honestly?), but I want to live in a Hobbit hole. But it doesn't "affect" me. I don't need therapy after watching it. I just think it would be neat. This is why it's called "fantasy".

By the way, this is the best quote from that translation:

View PostFrozenSnake, on 14 Jan, 2010 - 11:00 AM, said:

the Vatican is raging psychologists

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