Thursday, January 24, 2008

When Movies (Besides Ones Directed by Joel Schumacher) Make You Hurl

[Film] In non-Sundance-related news...

According to a thrilling nonstory/infotainment
piece by CNN, the movie Cloverfield has many people complaining about the motion-sickness caused by the hand-held aspect of the film. In fact, this situation is so dire that one IMDB user had to leave after only 20 minutes (the story actually cites this board-user).

After some journalistic research (ie combing more online discussion boards), I found that this reaction is not uncommon--which is going to affect peoples' decisions on whether to see the movie.

It's a shame too, because people SHOULD see the movie. I'm not going to review it, but it's unlike anything I've seen in a long time--especially in an age where sci-fi movies, novel by nature, have become increasingly familiar. Now, all that innovation is going to be negated by the fact that the movie makes people sick (aka the movie about a vomit monster who comes to vomit town and vomits all over the vomit people who are already inundated with vomit because the vomit pipe line burst*).

Plus, the only people who complain about shaky cam are old.

*Thanks Lauren (Ryan Bradford)


  1. It sounds like an awesome movie, but, alas, based on my experiences with "Blair Witch Project" and "Saving Private Ryan", I'll have to be one of those elder whiny people who gives it a pass.

    I wonder if my acupressure anti-nausea wristbands would make it possible for me to go see it? Hmmm.

  2. Oh now wait a minute. I'm five decades old, and I got motion sick like, at age 25, at an IMAX film. Don't even ask me about trying to read a book while sitting in a car passenger seat. Or my ride on the Hana Highway on Maui...I'll possibly see "Cloverfield," but with a hit of Dramamene first. But hell, that'll just make me fall asleep.-- Holly Mullen

  3. don't sit in front of me...January 25, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    I went to see Blair Witch Project, I had to look down at the ground for thirty seconds and then watch a little movie, then look down. It reminded me of the time a friend and I chewed Copenhagen during 'who's harry crumb?' Now that was torture. Probably have to wait for the video because these kind of movies can't be enjoyed in the theater.
    Thirties here.

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