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01/19/2010 04:46 PM ID: 82532 Permalink   

Man Dies After Watching Avatar


A 42-year-old man has died. This is because he has a history of high blood pressure and suffered a stroke after watching the film Avatar. The man also suffered from hypertension and his brain was hemorrhaging.

The over-excitement from the movie likely triggered his symptoms. The man died 11 days after his brain hemorrhage. It has been said that this is the first death linked to watching Avatar.

Viewers of Avatar have complained on blogs about headaches, dizziness, nausea, and blurry eyesight from watching the film and other 3D movies.

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  I saw Avatar..  
in 3D and didn´t have any problems with it. I thought it was awesome.
  by: rachel1085     01/19/2010 04:48 PM     
  I refuse to watch it ever...  
I find the animation tiresome & the creatures ugly---
  by: Zmethod     01/19/2010 04:54 PM     
I thought blogging sites are hosting the 3D movies...

If you are suffering from these kinds of symptoms, you shouldnt indulge yourself with too much exitement. I watched it and there was a time, I jumped out of my sit, as a knee jerk reaction, thats the whole idea of watching it in 3D.
  by: skcusswentrohs     01/19/2010 05:10 PM     
...4% and 10% of people cannot perceive the "3D" effect of 3D films. Some Suffer among other thing, serious headaches, and some simply don´t see the effect. And apparently some get all into the storyline and die...
  by: tuogh     01/19/2010 05:51 PM     
"And apparently some get all into the storyline and die..."

Haha, that came... out of nowhere. But yeah. Methinks it just so happens that Avatar is the movie that preceded his death. Could have been any such event to trigger this...

... but that´s just me sick of hearing about Avatar and what it does to people.
  by: Dayron   01/19/2010 06:05 PM     
so epic it kills people
  by: leprakawn   01/19/2010 06:20 PM     
is so no, not the high cholesterol diet, not the years of eating extra cheese and other heart clogging oils, no--it´s the movie that caused this to happen.

On a side note, I once got into a car accident. I would like to withdraw my claim that the roads were wet and actually blame the pavement and the inventor of such a thing as the culprit for my accident. And also lint, for it annoys me.
  by: vex   01/19/2010 06:45 PM     
The 3D definitely made my eyes tired - more so than other 2D movies that are 2:40.
  by: barryman9001   01/19/2010 06:55 PM     
I forgot to mention that I almost died when the helicopter chick called their first attack "Shock And Awe" and when Ribisi´s character called the Na´vi "Savages."
  by: barryman9001   01/19/2010 06:57 PM     
  Give me a Break!  
"Film blogging sites have reported complaints of headaches, dizziness, nausea and blurry eyesight from viewers of Avatar and other movies rich in 3D imagery."

I have an idea here that might scare some of these people so we need to sit them down and take off the 3D glasses. If you start getting these symptoms and think it is the 3D you need to get up and walk out of the movie. Sitting through it and having any of the above symptoms is NOT going to somehow ´make up´ for the side effects and you can always either see it when it comes to disc or just skip the movie.

3D doesn´t have any effect on me and I can´t even enjoy any 3D movie while everyone else is jumping and laughing afterwards. I used to think I was missing out on something when it appears I´m better off for it.

Not that this makes a difference, but reading the source, this guy was from Taiwan so the comments about his diet that seems to be a stab at the American diet really means nothing.
  by: TaraB     01/19/2010 07:05 PM     
I Feel for this guy & his fam. I lmost had a hard time seeing it in 3D in the start it was very cross eye´d & seeing it without the glasses I can see why, everything was double vision. So I can see why my friend couldn´t watch it in 3D even though he watched it with the glases. Actually on second thought I don´t see how because he couldn´t see the movie without the glasses because of the double vision yet with them it went away yet no 3D. Odd.

I´d rather use NVidia´s 3D system where they project two images to your glasses.
  by: vhan     01/19/2010 08:44 PM     
yeah i refuse to pay to watch it cause the story line looks like shit but the animation looks decent and yeah the creatures do look a little gay
  by: Devil Duck     01/19/2010 09:52 PM     
Coincidence. That is all this is. The man was a ticking time bomb. The movie didn´t have anything to do with it.
  by: Lurker     01/19/2010 11:09 PM     
Right on man, I ALWAYS judge a book by its cover, it´s the only way to judge a book really.
Keep on truckin! Strength through ignorance!
  by: silentrage   01/20/2010 02:49 AM     
  Don´t know why...  
....but this quote amused me:
" It has been said that this is the first death linked to watching Avatar."

As if it´s the beginning of the end...
  by: agnaram   01/20/2010 04:02 AM     
  the trick with 3D  
is to not look around. you´ll feel obligated to, and you may be used to it in 2D movies. but in 3D, your eyes will not focus on the background, unless the background is actually in focus. keep your eyes on the subject matter and the headaches will probably disappear.

at least thats my opinion. I have 20/20 vision. Watched the movie twice, and have watched other 3d movies. it bugs my eyes if im trying to look around at things that aren´t in focus.... uhm....duh?
  by: robplatt   01/20/2010 07:13 AM     
did he die during it? maybe it was just so terrible it pissed him off (wasting money on trash movies) and it wasnt due to the action in the film but rather his frustrations
  by: thedeeder   01/20/2010 09:04 AM     
That´s not true of all 3D systems. For IMAX 3D it´s certainly true, but for RealD 3D the technology uses different polarized glasses (polarized in concentric circles instead of lines) and you have full freedom of motion while watching without losing the effect.

The major difference between the two technologies is how the 3D effects are perceived. IMAX 3D "jumps out" from the screen whereas RealD 3D adds depth to the screen - but it still looks like you´re watching a movie in a screen.

I´ve found RealD 3D glasses and the overall experience to be much more comfortable than any other 3D technology including IMAX and the red/blue glasses.
  by: StringBlade   01/20/2010 08:06 PM     
  Invest now  
in ibruprophen, aspirin etc. The stocks will go sky high when the new 3D televisions hit the stores. I watched several different models of them a few months ago at an electronics expo. Some with glasses, some without. Made my head spin - but effin´ cool stuff!
  by: womenareviolent     01/21/2010 03:10 PM     
  I think...  
... the Avatar I saw was in RealD 3D.

@stringblade- your right because I seen 3D stuff in IMAX theaters before and it does look like it is jumping out at you, but in RealD 3D it does look like it adds depth to the screen and it has a good picture quality(I think)
  by: rachel1085     01/21/2010 08:07 PM     
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