During the last couple of years the studio has slowly introduced something to the cinema which we previously only saw happening on television: splitting up movies into smaller parts. Every year there seem to be a couple of movies which do not tell their complete story, but leave their audiences with questions and a cliffhanger. Upcoming movies that are an example of this are of course the third instalment in The Hobbit series, the next chapter in the Hunger Games story (itself broken up into two movies). In the past we have seen this as well, for example Kill Bill (vol.1 and 2), the final movie in the Harry Potter series or Lord of the Rings. It is a trend I have mixed feelings about. Yes, it allows more time to develop story and characters, but is that a good idea if this means waiting (sometimes) a year before you can finish something? I’d prefer these two parts to come out simultaneously, allowing the viewer to choose if they “binge watch” them, but it is something we have not seen happen yet.
What are your thoughts about movie being split in separate films?