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Early reports suggest that Peter Jackson's take on the Tolkien tale triggers nausea. So which other films have faced similar criticism – and how did they fare at the box office?

Sick of The Hobbit already? There has been all sorts of nausea associated with Peter Jackson's take on the Tolkien tale, and it's not even out for a fortnight. There's the queasy anticipation of fans, of course, as well as the sinking feeling that it has being eked out into a trilogy, plus concerns about animal welfare – thrown up by Peta, batted back by Jackson. And now there's a new thing bugging people about the movie: early reports suggest that the much-touted 48-frames-per-second tech triggers nausea. One fan compared the experience to being on a roller-coaster. "You have to hold your stomach down and let your eyes pop at first to adjust. This is not for wimps." Others »

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