I could write a post about this new 48 FPS thing, and the less than appreciative buzz that the new Hobbit footage has received, but Movie Fail has already done a much better job with it than I would have been able to. Therefore, I direct you over to their post on the subject.

Movie Fail Reviews

Update – 

Peter Jackson has offered a short rebuttal to criticisms of the new format:

“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, after 10 minutes or so. That’s a different experience than if you see a fast-cutting montage at a technical presentation.

“A couple of the more negative commenters from CinemaCon said that in the Gollum and Bilbo scene [which took place later in the presentation] they didn’t mind it and got used to that. That was the same 48 frames the rest of the reel was. I just wonder if it they were getting into the dialogue, the characters and the story. That’s what happens in the movie. You settle into it.” Jackson also stated “technology is going to keep evolving.” [from

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Josh Rosenfield is a Film Media major at the University of Rhode Island. He has been writing Popcorn Culture since 2010.

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