Warning! Breaking Dawn’s Climax May Create Seizures
It’s with no doubt that Twilight is back into the limelight again, but perhaps not in a better one. Sure the previous films have been getting negative reviews and grossing major box-office points, but this is more different. Aside from the normal criticism, Yahoo! News reported this previous weekend on that two moviegoers experienced having a seizure, and not during Edward’s shirtless moments.
The film is about Bella and his vampire-lover as they go through the trials of marriage and childbirth. Indeed the climatic and somewhat gory scene where Bella gives birth to a child has reported to have caused Roseville, California, resident Brandon Gephart to convulse.
“He was convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe,” Gephart’s girlfriend Kelly Bauman told CBS Sacramento. “He scared me big time.”
If that wasn’t enough, in Salt Lake City, another viewer recounts that her husband “started mumbling and he was blinking on and off with his eyes at that point. I was kneeling in front of him slapping his face.” Strangely enough, when they returned to retrieve his cellphone, they heard another moviegoer was experiencing the same thing.
While nowhere near the amount that 127 Hours had (where three faintings and a seizure during its first showing at the Toronto International Film Festival occurred),medical experts feel that the birth scene, which has red, white and black images flashing across the screen, could have triggered episodes of photosensitive epilepsy. According to Discovery News.com, they suggest the recommended way to avoid PSE seizures is to cover your eyes for a few seconds until the flashing stops. Perhaps picking a more light-hearted choice film choice like Hugo or The Muppets would have been a better option.
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