Thursday, August 23, 2007

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kenju said...

It is being reported that some people who watch that movie have seizures from all the fast action. Mr. kenju saw it last Fri. and has had the symptoms of a stroke ever since, and is now in the hospital.

I was very shocked to get this from Judy this morning. If you are at all vulnerable it is better to give this film a miss. I'm sure everybody will join me in sending best wishes to Judy's husband for a complete and speedy recovery.

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18 comments:

zoe said...

Isn't there a warning at the beginning of the film ?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Get well, Mr. Kenju.

Only yesterday I visited a friend's mother who's in hospital with mild stroke symptoms but it wasn't because of the movie, it was high cholesterol. Scary.

PI said...

Zoe: i can't remember. But the warning usually applies to anyone suffering from epilepsy and this appears to affect others as well. MTL just told me that he had to keep averting his gaze. Ironic really as I chose it for his benefit.

Kanani said...

I'm sorry to hear this. My friend's son has seizures and can't see movies with any fast action. He went to see a Star War movie and had a grand mal right there in the theatre. It makes me yearn for old movies --or movies with small budgets that lean only on good dialogue and compelling characters to carry a movie.

Best wishes to your friend, Pat.

moon said...

I plan on seeing it myself but I think it will be when it comes out to rent...won't be as difficult on ones own tv screen then a huge cinema screen I would think...thanks for the heads up.
I felt so bad when I read about that on Kenju's page also...I dearly hope he will be fine ...Everyone of us who reads her blog and those of us who connect together...can send positive thoughts and prayers...it can only help...
Have a great day!!!

PI said...

GG: Judy has many friends and we are all willing Mr Kenju to get well soon.

Kanani: Yes when you think of 'the 39 steps' it's from a different planet. That must have been awful for your friend. I can't think they are good for anyone --the noise is deafening.

Moon:I think you're right. I saw the first two films at home on TV and it wasn't nearly so intrusive on one's senses. I'm sure all our good thoughts will help Judy's husband and I know it will help her.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I have never heard this...! That is just terrible! I had not heard about Mr. Kenju, either...THAT is even more terrible. Thanks for the Heads Up, Pat...!

PI said...

Naomi: I know how Judy feels . Two years ago I had a similar experience with MTL and - please God - he is well and healthy, burit has changed our lives.

john.g. said...

Mum2, thanks but Dad's ok with that!

Dr Maroon said...

This is dead weird.
I just heard the same story. Apparently the hand held camera work which gives the film its realite, also gives people the boak if they are in the front seats. It's meant to feel like car sickness.
Sit up the back with all the troublemakers seems to be the solution.

kenju said...

Pat, thank you so much (and all your readers) for the kind words. We welcome prayers from everyone who will pray for us. I am home for a few hours while he is in testing, and I may know something more definitive tomorrow. I am so grateful for all your thoughts.

PI said...

Johng: good! That's a relief.

Doccie: I just found it irritating but MTL had to look away and it obviously wasn't a good idea for him. With Bond films he's fine.

Jamie Dawn said...

We saw this movie while on vacation. We happened to be in TN at the time, and I certainly noticed the shaky camera work through the film. My dad leaned over and said he felt a bit seasick because of it.
Weird, isn't it?
I will go visit Kenju now.

PI said...

Hi Jamie: I hope your Dad didn't have any after effects.

archshrk said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

I saw this movie this past weekend and while I did not have any ill effects, I could see how it might affect someone negatively. Aside from the 'spastic' action it had less 'plot' than the other movies.

I like good action but if I can't follow the action part, I'm turned off. Grosse Pointe Blank has some of the best action scenes in my opinion.

Hope Mr. kenju feels better soon.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Went there, did that. Thanks, Pat.

Mr. Althouse said...

I heard about his stroke, but I don't remember her saying it was while watching a movie! I hope all turns out well.

Michele sent me,

Mike

PI said...

Hi Archshrk! It wasn't my kind of film but after watching the
pre- quels I appreciated it more. I believe they are getting Me Kenju stabilized. Fingers crossed!

Hoss: I'm sure it's appreciated:)

Mike: Judy and I have been communicating by e-mail and we think the film triggered it. Who knows? The good thing is he is getting the best of treatment and is in safe hands.