Hobbit Nausea: Movie Might Make You Sick

    December 6, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” has been screening in New Zealand, and fans have had an unexpected reaction: dizziness and even nausea over the film’s high rate of speed.

Jackson chose to film the epic movie at 48 frames-per-second–double the usual amount–because of fast-paced action sequences which often become blurred when filmed at the regular rate. The faster pace means the image comes across in higher definition, which some fans enjoy and some are on the fence about; higher definition can sometimes take the cinematic look of a film and make it look like something one might watch on television. Also, the action scenes can be a little dizzying for those who aren’t used to seeing the new method on a big screen.

“It’s a little bit different and anything that’s different visually can be nauseating,” said Alex Block of The Hollywood Reporter.

But despite the woozy reactions of some moviegoers, Jackson insists it was the best choice for the film. Warner Brothers released a statement about the complaints recently, saying the incidents were isolated:

“We have been screening the full-length HFR 3D presentation of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY extensively and feedback has been extremely positive, with none of thousands who have seen the film projected in this format expressing any of the issues described by two anonymous sources in media reports. We share the filmmakers’ belief that by offering filmgoers the additional choice of HFR 3D, alongside traditional viewing formats, they have an opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking advancement in the moviegoing experience and we look forward to having audiences everywhere share in this new way of storytelling.”

  • Marty Girl

    27 innocent animals died while this film was being made. Nausea is their payback to those paying to see this. I will not be seeing this film.

  • Steve

    Can’t wait till it comes out, its going to be awesome!

  • Mo Curly

    The fact they made another hobbit movie is nauseating

  • http://WebProNews.com MP

    Marty Girl this movie is not making fans sick is not this movie is entertaining and also there is humane society not to hurt animals during the movie there is a lot of movies have animals humane society and description about it

  • jon

    if the movie is too fast ? youre too old

  • Bob

    Marty girl, you probably ate more than 27 animals in your life.

  • Martin

    Hobbit? Only nerds watch this garbage anyways. I mean its ok to watch cartoons when your 3, 4, or even up until 10. But if you think these films are cool. No comment. The people who watch these films were kicked around like jackasses in school, and probably still have mental delusions. Anyone who realms in these fantasy films is someone who I wouldnt want to be alone with. Geeks, and nerds! Enjoy!

    • Noonecares

      Sounds like someone has a boring life. Or just zero imagination, but I’m going with no life. These movies have made millions upon millions of dollars. Also, liking a book or a movie does not make someone a freak. Oh and maybe “those people” were kicked around in high school, but Stephen Colbert, one of the biggest Tolkein “nerds” ever – is making a shit ton more money than you ever will.

    • Noonecares

      Also, these aren’t cartoons…

    • http://huh? drew

      Why do you say “no comment” then immediately comment?

      Either way this post is ridiculous. Very very funny

    • Matt

      I bet you read Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey, which are leaps and bounds ahead of LOTR and The Hobbit right?

  • Donnie

    Animals die every day from being ran over…are you going to stop driving also Marty Girl?

  • http://www.your3dcenter.com Dan

    I am curious if this has something to do with the movie being focused a lot on its 3D aspects.