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There are no current plans for an upcharge to see The Hobbit in 48 fps

Aug. 23, 2012by:
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Thank goodness for small favors, eh?

After the less-than enthusiastic reception elicited by the 48 fps HOBBIT footage shown back in late spring and Peter Jackson's decision to screen the Comic Con footage in 24 fps, Warner Brothers has elected to start off the format's integration very slowly with an extremely limited release of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY in 48 fps.  This no doubt means New York and LA will be just about the only places that a movie fan might find the format, but they can at least take some solace in not having to pay extra for it.  Then again, said movie fan will still have to pay the extra $3-5 for the 3D, so their ticket will be plenty pricey either way. 

This isn't to say that we might one day end up having to pay more for the format, even if just by way of funding the purchase of equipment to actually support it.  But for now, if you're in a position come December to check out THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY in 48 fps, know you'll be doing so on the studio/cinema's dime. 

Will you be seeking out THE HOBBIT in 48 fps this winter?

Richard Armitage as Thorin

This picture of Thorin was released in honor of actor Richard Armitage's 41st birthday. 

Extra Tidbit: I want to see it. It has been said the the footage which garnered the negative word-of-mouth had not yet gone through the post-production process, though to be fair I'm not sure why Jackson would have then shown it... but if that really IS the case, then I would be very willing to deal with the silliness of 3D in order to check out Jackson's attempted upending of the status quo.
Source: Variety

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3:23PM on 08/23/2012

48 and won't Hesitate!

I'd really like to see it as its intended...Too bad I live in Vermont; IDK if I'll ever see it in 48fps but heres for hoping
I'd really like to see it as its intended...Too bad I live in Vermont; IDK if I'll ever see it in 48fps but heres for hoping
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12:13PM on 08/23/2012
I'll most certainly be seeking out a theater showing it in 48fps and 3D, since that's the way Jackson shot the film and intends it to be seen that way. If he wanted you to see it in 24 from the get-go, he would have shot it in 24. Regardless of if I like the choice he made or not, he still made that choice, and I want to see what that choice brings to table. If I don't like it, I don't have to see it that way ever again.

With the 3D, I'm not a fan, but if a film was shot that way, I'll see
I'll most certainly be seeking out a theater showing it in 48fps and 3D, since that's the way Jackson shot the film and intends it to be seen that way. If he wanted you to see it in 24 from the get-go, he would have shot it in 24. Regardless of if I like the choice he made or not, he still made that choice, and I want to see what that choice brings to table. If I don't like it, I don't have to see it that way ever again.

With the 3D, I'm not a fan, but if a film was shot that way, I'll see it that way. Hugo was a great example. To get the full experience that Scorsese intended on that film, you had to see it in 3D. I'm glad I did, and I'll be glad to see The Hobbit in 3D as well for the same reason.
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12:09PM on 08/23/2012
i love high frame rates as well as low. ill def check this out in 48
i love high frame rates as well as low. ill def check this out in 48
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11:20AM on 08/23/2012
I hold out hope that the 48 fps will be all right, not that I'll get a chance to actually see it like that. And at least there's no upcharge for now. Still, I won't bother with the 3D.
I hold out hope that the 48 fps will be all right, not that I'll get a chance to actually see it like that. And at least there's no upcharge for now. Still, I won't bother with the 3D.
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11:14AM on 08/23/2012
30 FPS is annoying, so I'm guessing 48 would drive me crazy. Really hope it doesn't catch on...
30 FPS is annoying, so I'm guessing 48 would drive me crazy. Really hope it doesn't catch on...
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4:47PM on 08/23/2012
embrace change, young warrior
embrace change, young warrior
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10:45AM on 08/23/2012

I will NOT see it in 48 fps

I have no interest in seeing this movie in 48 fps. From what I've read, I can tell that I would hate it so I will not waste my money. HOWEVER, I will definitely be seeing this movie in 24 fps.
I have no interest in seeing this movie in 48 fps. From what I've read, I can tell that I would hate it so I will not waste my money. HOWEVER, I will definitely be seeing this movie in 24 fps.
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