When you go to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ‘The Walk,’ forget the bucket of popcorn. Instead, bring a barf bag! The film depicting Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the Twin Towers is so visually accurate, it’s causing some moviegoers to feel nauseous before vomiting!
Even if viewers don’t have a fear of heights, they might want to be careful when they go see The Walk. The retelling of Philippe Petit, 66, high-wire stunt at the World Trade Center in 1974, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 34, may just take their breath away — before causing them to throw up! The film is reportedly so good at depicting the 1,350-foot-high tightrope walk, audiences are left feeling woozy and sick!
“[The goal] was to evoke the feeling of vertigo,” The Walk’s director, Robert Zemeckis said, reports The Hollywood Reporter. “We worked really hard to put the audience up on those towers and on that wire.” Looks like it’s “mission: accomplished!” The film was released on Sept. 30, and early screenings have left people puking in the theaters!
During the New York Film Festival, multiple people rushed to the men’s room so they didn’t end up puking in their seats, according to journalist Mark Harris. One viewer who saw the movie in IMAX 3D said that the movie was “nerve-wracking” and that they wanted to puke “so many times!”
Robert said he was looking for a story that would work great in 3D, and Philipe’s illegal stunt on the still-unfinished World Trade Center towers “had all the elements to make a compelling movie.” He’s right — it’s compelling people to bend over and barf!
Though, the news of The Walk causing vertigo and vomiting isn’t really scaring people away. Some see the reports of the film causing nausea and dizziness as a “challenge.” Others have said they’re excited to see the film, but promise they won’t puke! But, some know they have a weak stomach and won’t even risk catching the stunning biopic.
Will you go see The Walk, even if there’s a chance you might throw up, HollywoodLifers? Will you not take the risk or do you see it as your own epic challenge?
— Jason Brow