Peter Jackson Responds to The Hobbit 48fps Controversy

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Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

Warner Bros. screened 10 minutes footage of Peter Jackson‘s upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at CinemaCon, and it was screened in 48 Frames Per Second. The issue is that a lot of people seemed to be disappointed with the new projected standard. Many said that the footage was terrible and non-cinematic.

After such complaints Director Peter Jackson recently talked to Entertainment Weekly about these concerns, and he hopes critics would change their minds after seeing the movie as a whole:

At first it’s unusual because you’ve never seen a movie like this before. It’s literally a new experience, but you know, that doesn’t last the entire experience of the film–not by any stretch, [just] 10 minutes or so. That’s a different experience than if you see a fast-cutting montage at a technical presentation.

I can’t say anything. Just like I can’t say anything to someone who doesn’t like fish. You can’t explain why fish tastes great and why they should enjoy it.

There can only ever be a real reaction, a truthful reaction, when people actually have a chance to see a complete narrative on a particular film.

However the movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be showed with 6 different formats; 3D, 2D, IMAX 3D, each in 48fps and ordinary 24fps.

Watch the trailer released earlier below:

official Synopsis:

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

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