I love going to the movies, but being a migraine chick frequently influences when and what I see. It is a lot like deciding to go to work when I'm feeling rather rough. I have to take into consideration pain levels, nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to sound, etc...
On Saturday, I felt like I finally could tolerate a movie. I’ve really been wanting to see Cloverfield, but when I got to the theatre there was a sign on the window saying that people were experiencing side effects like being on a roller coaster because of the hand held camera work. (Like Blair Witch)
I’ve always been a motion sickness girl. When I was a kid, I found that if we went anywhere remotely exciting, I got sick in the car. Even the Ice Capades was a disaster when I turned my popcorn cup into something disgusting.
Therefore, standing in line, I had to decide if Cloverfield was a puke worthy movie. Did I want to take the chance with my motion sickness problem and my migraine nausea and see this monster movie?
I decided why the hell not. What's the worst that could happen? I could puke. I puke all the time. Why not puke for something worthy?
The movie turned out to be very loud, and the hand held camera work was nauseating, but I found if I looked away every so often and during the really jerky scenes, it was livable. In addition, I kept closing my eyes during the horrific stuff, too. (Which I do anyway)
By the end of the movie, I hadn’t gotten sick once! I was so proud of myself. Sure I probably only saw 85% of the movie, but at least I got to see it on the big screen. And it was a freakin awesome movie.
Then when I got home, I found some articles online about people getting sick in the theatres, and I felt really proud of myself for making it. Migraine Chick conquers Cloverfield!
Here are a couple of the articles:
What’s Behind ‘Cloverfield’ Illness?
Scary movie making viewers sick