Why are some moviegoers getting sick while watching the Hobbit?


Thought this was an interesting piece of news this week that is worth sharing withing the optical community, especially if you provide  3D Eyewear.  Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiers this week on December 14. It is the first installment of the upcoming trilogy based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien — and prequel to the wildly popular trilogy The Lord of the Rings .  Apparently some moviegoers getting sick while watching the movie. Why?

Maybe because, the film was shot in 3D at a camera speed of 48 frames-per-second (fps) instead of at the traditional rate of 24. Since this technique captures twice the usual amount of frames, it’s said to create a more fluid and immersive picture that eliminates flicker and motion blur, but some eyes are having difficulty processing all the visual information.

We will be keeping an eye out for news on  sick movie goers later this week!



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  1. My middle school son is going on his first real date this Friday to The Hobbit. I hope it doesn’t end with either of them getting sick!

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