So for those who haven't heard, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" Trilogy will be shot in 48 frames per second, as opposed to the traditional 24fps. There will still be 24fps versions of the film shown, as only some projectors can handle 48fps movies, but the result is people are getting really angry about it! I keep hearing comments like "48fps looks like a bad soap opera" or "48fps will be one of the biggest financial mishaps in the history of cinema"... And I don't get it. I get that our brains have been trained to see movies at 24fps and like how that looks, but isn't this just an example of people catching up with the times?
I've been playing games a 30-60 fps for years, and games look absolutely gorgeous like that, to the point where, when it drops to around 24, I think it looks horrible, and really reduces my enjoyment. (Of course, when I've brought this point up, I've gotten the response "Only a gamer would say games look great.", which is absolutely moronic.) How is this situation any different from that? Is it? Are these people just being stupid? Do they have a valid point I'm not seeing?