Anyone Experiencing ‘Avatar’ Withdrawal?

I haven’t seen James Cameron’s new film Avatar yet. I generally like Cameron’s films—The Abyss is one of my favorites—but I really, really hate movie theaters. I’ll catch it on DVD someday.

While reviews of Avatar have been mixed, to say the least, there are clearly a lot of people who like it. Having said that, I think that some people have taken the film a bit too seriously. Quoting from an article that appeared today on

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.


I suspect I’ve made myself much more depressed by reading this article than I would have by watching Avatar and suffering from fictional world withdrawal.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.