Avatar: a pretty controversial film though I don’t know why

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.

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  1. So, I know you didn't ask for my opinion, but just a heads' up…please be very very careful with David's Bridal. I've heard nothing but bad stories about them when it comes to alterations…and I saw the alterations they did on a friends' dress…they were really bad and she ended up paying twice what she paid for the dress trying to get it fixed. There were grease stains all over it (from fingers and from the sewing machines they used) and the loops they used for the bustle were incredibly obvious and ruined the train. Please please please make sure you check and double check the dresses before you take them out of the shop, because once you take them out, you can't take them back for any reason.

    Josh's sister works at a Bridal shop in Ohio and passed on oodles of horror stories (which I wouldn't have necessarily believed because let's face it, things happen, but I saw my friends' dress with my own eyes.)

    Super excited for you!

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