“Avatar 3D” has been all over the news for its incredible and rich 3D effects, record ticket sales and movie award wins/nominations. But this is the first time a death is being associated with the movie. A 42-year man in Taiwan seems to have died after watching Avatar in 3D. Please note, he did have a pre-existing condition but the movie reportedly triggered a stroke.
The man, identified only by his surname Kuo, started to feel unwell during the screening earlier this month in the northern city of Hsinchu and was taken to hospital.
Kuo, who suffered from hypertension, was unconscious when he arrived at the Nan Men General Hospital and a scan showed that his brain was haemorrhaging, emergency room doctor Peng Chin-chih said.
‘It’s likely that the over-excitement from watching the movie triggered his symptoms,’ he told AFP.
Kuo died 11 day later from the brain haemorrhage, and the China Times newspaper said it was the first death linked to watching James Cameron’s science-fiction epic Avatar.
Film blogging sites have reported complaints of headaches, dizziness, nausea and blurry eyesight from viewers of Avatar and other movies rich in 3D imagery
So please be aware of the reported side effects before going for the movie on your 1st or 15th time!