There’s a shocking amount of misinformation and misunderstanding out there regarding ‘high frame rate cinema,’ such as the 48 frames per second format of The Hobbit or the projected 60 frames per second frame rate of the Avatar sequels.
Let’s clear up one bit of nonsense right away: you’ve almost certainly never seen anything shot and projected in one of those higher frame rates. If you’ve seen something in 48fps or 60fps on TV then what you saw was something played back at that frame rate but not produced at that frame rate. That’s a different thing entirely. Entirely. That involves artificial frames filling in the gaps between the ones that were actually recorded, and these “junk” frames don’t make for a good experience.
So, don’t think that The Hobbit is going to look like some crappy, overly shiny football game you saw one time. Because it isn’t.