'Hobbit' giving some viewers motion sickness

This publicity file photo released by Warner Bros., shows the character Gollum voiced by Andy Serkis in a scene from the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." The superhero blockbusters "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" are among 10 films that have made the cut for visual-effects nominations for the Feb. 24 Oscars. The other seven contenders announced Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, are the Bond adventure "Skyfall," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Cloud Atlas," "John Carter," "Life of Pi" and "Prometheus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., File)
December 6, 2012 10:45:01 PM PST
The new "Hobbit" movie is producing more than just rave reviews. Some viewers have complained of motion sickness and nausea when seeing "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey".

Warner Brothers explained if in fact those experiences happened, it was probably because of the speed at which the movie was filmed.

"The Hobbit" was shot using 48-frames-per-second technology, which is double the standard rate. It was also shot in 3-D.

It makes images sharper and motion appear faster.


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