Sunday, April 29, 2012
Peter Jackson Responds to Negative "The Hobbit" Criticism
From worstpreviews, During CinemaCon, Peter Jackson screened ten minutes from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which was shot and projected at 48 frames per second, rather that the industry standard speed of 24fps. The goal was to offer a clearer image and 3D experience.
But the plan backfired. Critics called the footage "strange" and "jarring," and some even compared it to a 70s soap opera. "It was too accurate - too clear. Higher frame rates are used for things like home video, soap operas, and reality TV," said Gizmodo.
Jackson has now responded to the criticism, stating: "Nobody is going to stop. This technology is going to keep evolving. At first it's unusual because you've never seen a movie like this before. It's literally a new experience, but that doesn't last the entire experience of the film. 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."