LOS ANGELES, CA – The long-awaited Lord of the Rings prequel ‘The Hobbit’ is off to a rocky start.
Sure, the movie is about an adventure. But for movie-goes, that adventure could include ralphing up your second breakfast. Some watchers have complained of feeling nauseous and even getting migraines after watching early screenings.
It’s all thanks to how the movie was filmed. It was shot in 3D at 48 frames-per-second, as opposed to the industry standard of 24 frames-per-second.
That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who you ask. Die-hard movie buffs say 48-frames-per-second makes explosions and whatnot more lifelike. They also say it gives the movie a smoother motion.
Yea, maybe so. But we sure hope that movie magic comes with a mop and bucket.