Midweek Mouth-off: Milking it

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It probably started with Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga. Then we saw The Hobbit stretched out into three movies. Now Shailene Woodley’s small role as Mary-Jane Watson has been chopped from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so that the character can instead be introduced in a planned third and fourth film in that particular franchise.

Today then we want to know what you think about this trend of retroactively turning a standalone film into a multi-parter? Are you accepting of it (yay, more story and time spent with the characters)? Do you view it as exploitative of cinemagoers and prone to wrecking the narrative by stretching it out too much? Do you simply take it case by case? Let us know how you feel.

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Last Updated: June 26, 2013

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