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Published on April 25th, 2012 | by Neeki Ashari

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Negative Reactions for ‘The Hobbit’ 48FPS at CinemaCon

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of The Rings) debuted 10 minutes of footage of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday; however, fans and critics gave an “unexpected reaction:” “Everyone hated it!”

The highly anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel will be split into two parts, The Hobbit: There and Back Again. An Unexpected Journey was shot in 3D at a frame rate of 48 FPS (Frames Per Second). This means that the film has twice the standard frame rate that you’re usually accustomed to.

According to The Huffington Post, one of many audience members reported: “The footage I saw looked terrible…completely non-cinematic. The sets looked like sets…sets don’t even look like sets when your on them live, but these looked like sets. The magical illusion of cinema is stripped away completely.”

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, a projectionist from a competing studio said “It looked like a made-for-TV movie.”

Although not all the responses were negative, some audience members found it rather “different”, and one even claimed that “…we need to get used to the change after 80 years of 24FPS.”

For the time being, audiences need to wait until December 2012 to decide for themselves.

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