‘The Hobbit’ May Suffer at the Hands of 48 FPS

CinemaCon in Las Vegas– one of the biggest movie-screening events of the year.  It’s a time when all the big boys come out to strut their stuff and show off what they’ve put together to compete in the incredibly contentious summer season.  One of those contenders was Peter Jackson’s prequel to his massively popular (and profitable) Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Only a handful of people get to attend this event, and one of them over at badassdigest.com (the lucky badasstard) happened to get a peak at the 10 minutes of Hobbit footage that was shown.

Shot in special-fancy 48 frames-per-second, The Hobbit marks the first foray into this up-and-coming realm of film making.  This is a big deal for filmophiles, though what viewers have to say about the newest technique may not make them as happy as they would like.

Comments compare the look of The Hobbit to a video or television production.  While those who witnessed the sneak footage said the movie looked great, they had mixed feelings about its appearance.

Badassdigest correspondent, Devin Faraci had a few things to say about it:

           “It looked completely non-cinematic.  The sets looked like sets.”


            “…it all looked like behind the scenes video.”

As for what was actually screened?  Trolls, spiders, traveling companions, Gandalf and other familiar faces all made their appearance, as did Golem.  Oddly enough, one of the comments made about the look of the film praised the fact that the CGI elements looked more natural than in the 24 fps format.

For a more detailed description of what we can expect when The Hobbit releases, head over to badassdigest and read all of what they had to say.


Thanks to geektyrant for the heads-up.

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