So apparently Avatar is either anti-corporate, lefty environmental propaganda or a cause for major depression and suicidal thoughts. I, however, maintain the official position of, “What the hell people? It’s just a freaking movie.”
To address the conservatives who view the movie as some horrible anti-American statement: Stop that. You are probably the same people who boycotted Disney because you insisted that the word “sex” was inserted into The Lion King. Have you nothing better to do with your time than read into movies to make them fit your agenda?
I was reading one article in which the author commented, “The conclusion does ask the audience to root for the defeat of American soldiers at the hands of an insurgency.” I have two issues with this statement: 1.) The “insurgency” is not an insurgency. They are defending their homeland which has been invaded by foreigners. 2.) The “American soldiers” are not American soldiers. They are mercenaries hired by a company which has no known affiliation with any country, America or otherwise. But nice try, dumbass.
To address the other, more depressed view, I say: Stop that. What the hell is wrong with you people? A movie makes you depressed and suicidal? You contemplate whether suicide will give you a rebirth into a fictional world? That guy in the picture with an entire pizza? I just don’t get it. If you kill yourself you will not be reborn on the planet of Pandora, as much as you may wish the contrary, because that planet and all its ideology is made up. Not real. Pretend. If the movie affected you that much you only have two real choices here: 1.) Realize it’s just a movie and get the hell over it, or 2.) Strap on a pair and do what you can to make the world a better place. Killing yourself won’t achieve either. Well, unless you’re a dumbass. That might fulfill the second choice.