The Hobbit Movie Trailer and Release Date: This Movie Makes Some People Sick

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment of an 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 — has reportedly made some movie goers sick, according to ABC News.  

Apparently, the film is shot using high-speed 3D technology and its frame rate is 48 frames per second (as opposed to the normal 24 frames per second). This has reportedly caused "dizziness, nausea and headaches" among some fans who saw an early screening of the movie in New Zealand — according to the New Zealand Herald.

This adds to two previous controversies experienced by the unreleased film. Earlier last week, PETA threatened with boycotting the film because of what they claim was the mistreatment of animals on the set. Later on, it was known that J.R.R.Tolkien’s estate filed a lawsuit accusing the producers of overstepping their rights with regards to merchandise, causing Tolkien’s legacy “irreparable harm.” 

Watch the trailer. Will all this controversy help or hurt the film at the box office?


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