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‘Hobbit film wizardry left us feeling sick’
 
 
 

CINEMA-goers have complained of feeling sick and dizzy after watching early screenings of The Hobbit.
Peter Jackson’s eagerly awaited new film is the first to be shot using high-speed 3D cameras that capture twice the normal number of frames per second. But some viewers said the filming techniques made them feel nauseous and even caused migraines. The Sunday Times reported one ‘avid Middle Earth fan’, who had flown to New Zealand from Australia for the premiere, said: ‘My eyes cannot take everything in, it’s dizzying, now I have a migraine.’
Another fan tweeted: ‘It works for the big snowy mountains, but in close-ups the pictures strobes. I left loving the movie but feeling sick.’  The Sunday Times said one fan described having motion sickness similar to being on a rollercoaster. They said: ‘You have to hold your stomach down and let your eyes pop at first to adjust. This is not for wimps.’
However, others praised the way the film - starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins - had been shot.                 –Daily Mail

 
 
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