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‘The Hobbit’ In 3D Leaves Fans Feeling Dizzy, Disoriented

The Hobbit Dizzy Headaches

Watching director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit in 3D might leave you feeling dizzy and a little disoriented, according to the Daily Mail.

Thanks to the high-speed cameras that captured the cinematic adventures of Bilbo Baggins, moviegoers who caught early screenings of the highly-anticipated motion picture complained of headaches, dizziness, and disorientation.

“My eyes cannot take everything in, it’s dizzying, now I have a migraine,” one Hobbit fan explained after attending a screening in Australia.

“It works for the big snowy mountains, but in close-ups the pictures strobes. I left loving the movie but feeling sick,” another fan posted on Twitter.

According to the Mirror, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey uses high speed cameras to capture the action at 48 frames per second. Combined with new 3D technology, the assault of imagery on the human brain is proving to be too much for some to handle.

Although Jackson has stated the higher speeds will make the movie seem brighter, richer, and fuller in 3D, apparently not everyone is impressed with the technology.

“Watch it for very long and you will end up with crossed eyes,” explained writer Devin Faraci.

Of course, not everyone on the planet was left feeling dizzy, nauseated, and overwhelmed. X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is one of the many folks singing the film’s praises. After seeing The Hobbit on the big screen, the filmmaker was reportedly left dazzled.

“Having some serious frame rate envy. Amazing and involving. Loved it!” Singer wrote on Twitter.

Moviegoers will have an opportunity to see the new technology in action when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey lands in theaters across the US on December 14.

Are you looking forward to catching Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit in theaters later this month? Are you worried about how the film’s ground-breaking technology will affect your experience?

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