Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hunger Games Taking a Page From Harry Potter?

Quick bit of movie news- it sounds like Mockingjay will be released as two separate movies, much like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and The Hobbit.

What do you think? Is there enough material for this to be a legitimate split, or is the studio trying to spin out a lucrative franchise?


Keyblade_Alchemist said...

I think by now it's just a trendy thing for movies to do to still milk money out of their franchises. Twilight there is honestly not enough, in my opinion, to have a Part 2. Mockingjay? Maybe. Harry Potter? YES. There was too much information to only do one movie and there was still some important things missing. Hobbit? Yeah. for the same reason.

Bottom line: it's the latest trend in Hollywood but it honestly should only be for movies that honestly need it, not to take more money from the movie go-ers.

Emily said...

I think you're right, there are times when it's justified by the length/complexity of the source material and other times when... not so much.

In related news, there are some pretty hefty rumors that there will be a third Hobbit film! And when I say rumors, I mean Peter Jackson is trying to convince the studio to let him shoot some more footage. :D I doubt they'd have a problem with that, seeing as how the franchise is so lucrative and honored, but I wonder how much luck he will have re-assembling his enormous cast on short notice. o.o

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