SOUTH COUNTY (KTVI) – The new film, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” hit theaters at midnight. Some fans thought they were lucky to get an advanced screening. Instead, they got sick.
But the fans at Ronnie’s Theater in South St. Louis are doing just fine. There are no reports of any illness there even after seeing the new film that was recorded at double the speed of a traditional 3D movie.
Most motion pictures are really a series of still frames strung together at 24 frames per second. The new Hobbit film was recorded at 48 frames per second to eliminate the blur some moviegoers see, especially during high-drama scenes like army or hand-to-hand battles.
The biggest complaint after the midnight opening, the more calm moments in the screenplay lost a little of the pop in color that has fans shelling out at least $10 a ticket. Experts say the new format can make a fan feel drawn into the movie, but at the same time trigger their eyes to move more quickly while watching the new format than watching the old.
Also, the eyes more more quickly horizontally then they do vertically.