The Walk vomit? 3D film is making audiences vomit, according to social media
The Walk makes fans vomit, and this might be a good thing. Many reporters have taken to social media to say they have seen people vomit in movie theaters after watching some of the daredevil stunts performed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit.
Seeing The Walk might make you vomit, according to several fans and reviewers. Via social media, many people have revealed that some of the shocking and daring scenes from The Walk appear so realistic that people were overcome by acrophobia, (which is an extreme fear or phobia of heights), and they started vomiting in the movie hall.
The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Le Bon, which was released late last month focuses on the extraordinary story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who dared to make the impossible, very much possible.
On August 7, 1974, after six years of strategizing and practicing, Petit walked on a wire between the roofs of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, which were still under construction. According to Petit’s bio:
He performed for 45 minutes, making eight passes along the wire, during which he walked, danced, lay down on the wire, and saluted watchers from a kneeling position. Office workers, construction crews and policemen cheered him on. When NYPD and PAPD Officers threatened to pluck him off by helicopter but Petit only got off when it started to rain. The district attorney dropped all formal charges of trespassing…In exchange, he was required to give a free aerial show for children in Central Park.
Mark Harris, who attended the New York premiere of the 3D biographical drama film, said it was a “bad visual trigger for vertigo sufferers” causing moviegoers to puke. He 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.”
Denise Widman, board director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, who was among the first to see the film, which was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne, said it made her sick. She tweeted:
“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.”
Will you be going to see The Walk?
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.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 27, 2015