There has been much debate over the upcoming film, The Hobbit and the 48 FPS rate that Peter Jackson shot it in. When it screened at Cinema Con there was a very lukewarm response, and accordingly, Warner Bros. announced that the format will only be available at a limited number of theaters. They have yet to announce where those theaters will be, but have already said that it might not be available in all major cities. This sucks for a lot of people that want to see it in the format it was intended, won't be able to. I feel like really this means that studios and exhibitors will now be testing out the audience response before making any huge upgrades to their equipment; especially as it costs about $10,000 to upgrade the software in a projector in order to allow the film to play at that frame rate.
Given this expense, I feared that tickets for the 48 FPS would climb even higher than the already enormous cost for a 3D ticket. However, it was announced that thankfully they will be the same.
I am curious to see what upgrades the new frame rate will make to the 3D experience. As of right now, I am not a huge fan of the 3D format, but I am ready to be wowed by Mr. Jackson and hope that I am.