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Does this give you vertigo?


It does for me. This movie is a harder watch than any horror movie I've ever watched. It makes me cringe at the heights used.

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Oh, absolutely.

I've never been a huge fan of heights and honestly, that was the reason why I decided to skip the theatrical release of the movie and wait for the DVD/Blu-ray.

I eventually bought the Blu-ray, saw it on my 3D TV, and I have to say, there were definitely a lot of scenes that made me feel quite uncomfortable. However, I never closed my eyes and was able to fully enjoy the spectacle.




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I've never been a huge fan of heights and honestly, that was the reason why I decided to skip the theatrical release of the movie and wait for the DVD/Blu-ray.


I saw this in 2D in the theatre, and BELIEVE ME, I was GASPING and SQUIRMING! It really IS that effective!

Why are you here if you haven't seen the movie yet?

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Last night while watching this terrific movie, is the first time in my life I have ever gotten sweaty palms!

I am glad I knew ahead of time that he doesn't fall, or I would have been a total mess.

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Thanks for the spoiler you crap hat!!!!!! Idiot

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Finally! An *advantage* to not having 3D vision/depth perception!

I just watched it on Starz, and I thought it was great! I just wish it had been effectively marketed; it could have been a huge hit. I wasn't aware of it either when it was in theaters.

BTW, just because I cannot see in 3D, does not mean I cannot intellectually appreciate the fact that heights scare the hell out of many people. So there! ;)

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Yes. I do not have a head for heights. I saw it in 3D. Top marks for Robert Zemeckis!

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The suspense of him walking the the wire was more intense than any horror film I've seen. He seemed so relaxed, calm, even joyful, while I just wanted him to finish his walk and get off that damn wire. Even though I knew he never fell, it was still a tremendous relief when he finally got back onto the building.

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you got that right, I cringed watching him do that. He must have been crazy or very brave. I would hope that after proving himself he retired.

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Easily the most uncomfortable I've EVER been watching a movie, EVER! I didn't even see this in the theater or 3D. Watched it at home and I had to take a break several times, was clentching my teeth and holding a pillow as tight as I could mash it. I felt like I was gonna crap my pants or pass out.

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I'm okay with heights, so watching this in 3D didn't affect me as it may others, but I remember there was one moment during the high-wire walk where the camera shifts focus from Petit's shoulder as he crosses the first cavalettes, that made me catch my breath and definitely gave me a sense of movement. It was pretty awesome.

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Definitely. In fact this film made me more uncomfortable than when I actually was at the top of the WTC itself!

Granted I wasn't outside on the actual roof of the building, - the roof terrace was closed that day due to high winds - but I remember sitting on the bench right at the window looking straight down to the street below.

Quite an experience that, sadly, I'll never be able to repeat.

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