People across the world have been flocking to theaters to contribute to the $1.3 billion the film Avatar has already scored at the box office. Unfortunately, a 42-year-old Taiwanese man from the city of Hsinchu passed away after watching the 3D version of the blockbuster smash hit, due to a stroke and brain hemorrhaging that doctors believe may have been caused by his reaction to the film.
Mr. Kuo reported feeling sick in the theater and was taken to hospital where he arrived in an unconscious state and died eleven days later, Moviefone reports.
According to Pen Ching-Chan, the emergency room doctor who Mr. Kuo, it was “likely that the over-excitement from watching the movie triggered his symptoms.”
Mr. Kuo also had hypertension and a history of high blood pressure.
This is not the first time James Cameron‘s epic has made viewers feel sick, with audience members having complained of nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, headaches, thoughts of depression and other adverse health effects after viewings, according to Moviefone.
All the 3D action might just be too much.
Before Avatar‘s release, there was concern that its groundbreaking 3D camera work would cause viewers to feel sick.
Mr. Kuo’s passing, however, is the first recorded death.
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