Is 48fps the problem, or do we just need to change filmmaking and our expectations?

The Hobbit an unexpected journey press shot

Director Vincent Laforet has posted a long and insightful critique of 48fps after watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in HFR 3D, 3D, and 2D back-to-back-to-back, and while he's clearly not a fan, the blog post does raise some important questions. Laforet is a student of film, and it's not surprising to see that he doesn't care for such an alteration to the art form: like others, he believes that the clarity it provides distracts from the magic of film and exposes the characters as actors on a set with FX creatures added in. However, one could argue that experts such as Laforet are resisting change; that set designers and makeup artists simply need to step up their game and that as older generations pass on and more films are released in 48fps, our tastes will adjust to accept the new method. Only time will tell, but what do you think?

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