Peter Jackson responded to some luke-warm reactions to the new footage from ‘The Hobbit,’ that was shown at Cinemacon. Some people criticized the new frame-rate of 48 FPS, saying it was “too jarring” for casual movie-goers. Having double the frames per second makes the film more sharp, easy on the eyes in 3D and makes the screen look like a a “window” into another world. However, people are also saying the super-realistic footage makes it more obvious that the set is just that, a set, and these people on screen are just actors, not the actual characters. On the criticism, Peter Jackson told Entertainment Weekly, “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.” To the nay-sayers, Jackson admits, “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.”
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