Avatar's action sequences were exciting, sure, but after what happened to a Taiwanese man recently, does the blockbuster need to be accompanied by a warning that watching it could be hazardous to your health? An undentified 42-year-old man with a reported history of high blood pressure died of a stroke 11 days after watching the film—and his doctors state that his brain hemorrhage was triggered by overexcitement from watching the film.
The man, identified only by his surname Kuo, started to feel sick during the screening earlier this month in the northern city of Hsinchu and was taken to Nan Men General Hospital. He was unconscious when he arrived, and a scan showed that his brain was hemorrhaging.
The China Times said it was the first death linked to watching James Cameron's epic.
So what do you think? While we're sad for Mr. Kuo's unfortunate end, can Avatar really be blamed?