Excited about THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY coming out later this year? We are too, but there has been some negativity revolving around Peter Jackson’s decision to film the movie outside of the standard frame rate.
Peter Jackson shot THE HOBBIT at 48 frames per second rather than the standard 24 frames because he said it will improve the film’s 3D imagery and it will give the audience a better viewing experience.
After some members of the media and theatre owners watched a 10 minute preview last week, many of them harshly criticized the visuals saying it looked like a bad '70s soap opera.
But of course, visual genius Jackson spoke out in the films defense saying that the new technology will enhance the cinematic experience. "It does take you a while to get used to," Jackson said. "Ten minutes is sort of marginal; it probably needed a little bit more… Another thing that I think is a factor is it's different to look at a bunch of clips — and some were fast-cutting, montage-style clips. This is a different experience than watching a character and story unfold."
He took to Facebook, as well, saying, “You get used to this new look very quickly and it becomes a much more lifelike and comfortable viewing experience.”
Jackson also told Entertainment Weekly that he’s sure it will take time for the audience to settle into the new look, but he ‘s asking the fans to judge it based off of the look of the overall movie and not just clips. We’re going to take his word for it… it is Peter Jackson, after all.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY hits theaters December 13th!