After less than glowing audience reaction to clips of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey screened in ultra-high-resolution at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, director Peter Jackson says “Nobody is going to stop. This technology is going to keep evolving.” But he hopes moviegovers will wait and judge the finished movie when it comes out December 14. Some observers at the CinemaCon presention thought the imagery shot and projected at 48 frames per second was too sharply different visually from the longtime industry standard of 24 frames per second. A three-time Oscar winner echoed Jackson’s observation. “I think we should let him finish it and see what it’s like then, but it seems a little like the look of a soap opera”. Jackson said he noticed that some in the audience seemed to like it more as the show went on. “I just wonder if they were getting into the dialogue, the characters and the story. That’s what happens in the movie. You settle into it.”

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