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Chinese movie-goers feel nauseous as 3D Jason Bourne movie flops

  • 06
  • 09
  • 2016

The new Jason Bourne movie shows that not all technology is good technology – the new 3D version of the film has been making its viewers feel nauseous.

In fact, movie-goers felt so sick they took to the streets in Beijing’s Chaoyang district to demand their money back, according to state-owned Chinese newspaper Global Times.

Actor Matt Damon waves during a press conference to promote his new film "Jason Bourne" in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 8, 2016. The film will be released in South Korea on July 27.

(Ahn Young-joon/AP)

One viewer wrote on Chinese chat room Weibo: “I really felt sick during the fight scenes when I watched it in 3D.

“It was like a low-budget movie. I need to watch again in 2D.”

The viewer might find it hard though – Global Times reported that only eight of the 149 cinemas in Beijing were showing the 2D version.

In this Sept. 11, 2015 photo, Matt Damon poses for a portrait at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Damon is reprising his role as Jason Bourne in the self-titled film by Paul Greengrass, in theaters nationwide on July 29.

(Victoria Will/AP)

Quartz reported that one viewer said: “There were a line of people throwing up in the restroom of the cinema I went to yesterday…I’m not exaggerating.”

Director Paul Greengrass is known for his fast-paced, handheld camerawork, possibly contributing to viewers’ sickness – nonetheless, the film managed to pull in $25.1 million (£19.2m) during its first three days in China.

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