You might want to avoid this one!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s new 3D flick The Walk isn’t sitting well with everyone — there are reports of people getting sick in the theater!
The new film, which opens Friday, tells the story of Frenchman Philippe Petit, who in on August 7, 1974, snuck up to the top of the World Trade Center and performed his tightrope act between the two towers!
You might remember the Oscar-winning documentary Man On Wire which retold this tale from Petit’s memoir.
Well JGL’s new film takes the story to new heights by making it a scripted drama and putting in 3D effects to make you FEEL like you’re on the tightrope with him.
Unfortunately the realistic look of the heights and the skyline is giving some audience members a sense of vertigo!
At the New York Film Festival where it first screened, one audience member said:
“The last 20 minutes of the film I had to look away a couple of times because of the sensation of the height. I felt a little bit queasy. I felt nervous. It was a tingling sensation and some anxiety.”
Another person even tweeted:
Reports of guys vomiting in the Alice Tully men’s rm post-The Walk: True. Witnessed it/came close. Bad visual trigger for vertigo sufferers.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 27, 2015
This might be troubling for most, but if you’re director Robert Zemeckis, you might be pretty happy as he said after the first screening that he hoped audience members actually experienced vertigo — YIKES!
We don’t know about you, but we’ll definitely think twice about seeing this one in 3D!
What do you think? Are you a daredevil who wants to check it out to test your toughness? Or would you rather enjoy this high wire act from the comfort of your own home?
[Image via Sony Pictures.]