One Verdict of 'The Hobbit''s 48 FPS? 'Frustrating'

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Movieline's Jen Yamato reviews Peter Jackson's The Hobbit with a less than favorable critique of its much-touted 48 fps look. She writes, "Part of the problem is there's too much detail in every frame that the magical filter of cinema that makes most 24 fps film so pleasing to the eye is gone; every prop on a set too clear, and even a performance by someone like the very fine Ian McKellen looks embarrassingly, unnaturally theatrical. Moving images, especially walking Hobbits and dwarves - not as much the CG creatures, for what it's worth - flit at odd speeds that just never look right."

Read the full review here.