Recently, Hollywood filmmakers are splitting up book-based movies faster than Scientology is splitting up marriages. Just yesterday, it was announced that Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, is going to be made into two separate films. Our response: Holy Twilight-copying-Harry-Potter hell!
It's no small wonder that Lionsgate has decided to do the ol' part-one and part-two deal with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. This is an easy way to double profits just when the cash cow is about to go dry. Just look at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts one and two. They made more than $2 billion worldwide. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 made about $705,058,657 worldwide, and part two is expected to exceed that.
But that's just the money. No movie franchise is ever successful without the heart (the Star Wars prequels don't count; they had leftover heart from episodes IV, V, and VI to drive fans to theaters). So the real question is: What do the fans think?More »