I just read a large amount of people not happy Mockingjay will be split into two parts. It’s seen as a cash grab by more than a few, it seems. Mockingjay is my favorite of the three books and it could be double its length without changing the plot at all. We really could have gotten a lot more of District 13 and scenes like the conversation between Katniss and Snow could have been longer, without even adding dialogue. Internal monologue could go more, everything could be more. It’s a good book for that reason, I want more of it. I want the director’s cut of it, so to speak.
For this reason, I think that its going to be two movies is phenomenal. It is likely that it was done as a cash grab, to be true. One has to remember that any widely-released and promoted movie is a cash grab, though. There are certain people involved with these things that do not see Hunger Games, they see Number Games (If they’d cared if Spider-Man 3 was good, it wouldn’t have existed - but they knew it would make money). But they aren’t the only people involved. Suzanne Collins is an Executive Producer on these things, and based on the first movie and the fact all changes made were tolerable if not positive, I’d say if she thinks it can be 2 movies, it likely can be.
There is no such thing as a book-to-movie adaption that the associated fandom doesn’t ask for more of the book to be included. That is what this is, this is a movie that will get more of the book - maybe even expand upon some things that we’d all like more of. It’s not like LMFAO is going to fly in to give a 20-minute concert while they’re evading traps in the Capitol’s streets.
Do you think Mockingjay is enough for two movies?