'The Hobbit' director Peter Jackson moved to stem some of the criticism he came in for earlier this year for screening his movie in 3D at 48 frames per second instead of the usual 24.
Bloggers and journalists had been distinctly unimpressed with the clip he had shown, yet despite th climbdown the director was in defiant mood.
He told the LA Times: "There is a huge audience waiting to see 'The Hobbit' and any positive press from Comic-Con will truthfully have little impact on that."
The film maker added: "However, as we saw at CinemaCon earlier this year, with our 48 frames per second presentation, negative bloggers are the ones the mainstream press runs with and quotes from."
Jackson went on to say that he wanted people to focus on the story rather than the movie's technicall specifications, saying: "I decided to screen the 'Hobbit' reel at Comic-Con in 2D and 24 frames per second, so the focus stays firmly with the content and not the technical stuff."
He adds, "If people want 3D and 48fps, that choice will be there for them in December."
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