Oh, Cloverfield. I'd been looking forward to this movie ever since I saw the trailer last summer. But when I finally got the chance to see it, I had to walk out 20 minutes in. What can I say? The film made me feel ill. Er, literally, I mean.
Yes, apparently shooting an entire monster invasion film from the perspective of a random observer's hand-cam is not just pioneering new levels of immersion... it's also making massive strides in the field of nausea! I've never gotten sick at a movie before, but then again, I've never watched 20 minutes of non-stop shaky cam on a giant screen in a dark room. It was a learning experience!
Now most people, mind you, are not having any problem getting through the film. After all, not everyone is susceptible to this kind of thing! But still, while I was sitting outside waiting for the movie to end, I saw a good 10 or 15 other sick-looking people leave that same theater early. So if you have the same problem when you see it, remember... you are not alone. And as for me... I guess I'll just do my best to dodge spoilers until the DVD release!