Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ gets negative feedback

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ gets negative feedback

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Apr 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM PDT
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All those who are anxiously waiting for the next big project by director Peter Jackson must be amazed to know that it hasn’t impressed many people, despite the hype about the movie in the entertainment industry.

Director Peter Jackson showed ten minutes of footage from his upcoming "Lord of the Rings" prequel, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday, and that ended up stirring a lot of negative reactions for the movie. It will certainly be a tough job for Peter Jackson to outdo his previous Osca- winning "Lord of the Rings" movies.

Apparently, "The Hobbit" has been filmed in 3D using new 48fps (frames per second) technology, which is twice the standard frame rate that has been used to make movies since the 1930s. "The Hobbit" will be the first major studio film to be shot using 48fps. Contrary to popular belief, the new technology didn’t get good feedback and website FilmDrunk stated that "everyone hated it."

According to a couple of reviews shared in a news report by The Huffington Post, Badass Digest's Devin Faraci said the footage had "that soap opera look you get from badly calibrated TVs at Best Buy. The footage I saw looked terrible … completely non-cinematic. The sets looked like sets … sets don’t even look like sets when you’re on them live, but these looked like sets. The magical illusion of cinema is stripped away completely.”

Those who attended the screening said that it looked quite mediocre and seemed like a low-budget TV show. However, Peter Jackson holds a different opinion. He said, “48 frames per second produced a smoother image. The movement feels more real - it’s much gentler on the eyes.” Jackson is also aware that the new technology will take some time to sink in which is why he revealed 10-minute footage as a feeler for all the fans.

Let’s hope the director takes this feedback constructively and tries to improvise, as he is not likely to go wrong because of his exceptional past record.

"The Hobbit" is an upcoming two-part film based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel and the two films are going to showcase talent of some of the finest names from the industry including Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Benedict Cumberbatch. These movies are in production in New Zealand; principal photography began on 21 March 2011. They are scheduled to be released on 14 December 2012 and 13 December 2013, respectively.

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