Virtual Hangover: Avatar’s Perfect World Is Causing Depression
The spectacular virtual world featured in the hit movie "Avatar" is causing a kind of withdrawal for fans.
The spectacular virtual world featured in the hit movie “Avatar” is causing a kind of withdrawal for fans. Moviegoers are becoming so engrossed and enamored by the perfect virtual world of Pandora that depression is setting in when they leave the theater.
Cameron’s special effects masterpiece is very lifelike, and the 3-D performance capture and CGI effects essentially allow the viewer to enter the alien world of Pandora for the movie’s 2½-hour running time, which only lends to the separation anxiety some individuals experience when they depart the movie theater.