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Old 04-29-2012, 02:22 PM
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So, a movie industry audience disliked what they saw of The Hobbit running at 48 frames per second, but Peter Jackson says he's carrying on with it.

I feel that although high frame rate could be a huge boon to movies, The Hobbit isn't the right movie to introduce it. A better choice would be an original, contemporary action movie full of car chases and lightning-fast martial arts, or maybe a Pixar or Dreamworks cartoon for young kids who haven't seen enough movies to expect 24 FPS. They also should have aimed for a higher frame rate than TV since movies need to look better than TV.

When Star Wars: The Phantom Menace came out, everybody hated Jar-Jar Binks but the movie still made a fortune and paved the way for cooler CG characters like Gollum, Davy Jones, and ultimately Jake and Neytiri. I think The Hobbit introducing high frame rate would similarly be a bad start to a good trend.

That's my opinion. What's yours?
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