What is it with book series that are adapted into movies, and the final book is always split into Parts 1 & 2? Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Divergent, etc. Not all series, of course, but it’s a trend lately. Are all the authors writing super-sized final books, or do movie producers just want to jam in as many sentimental montages at the end as they can?
My best guess is that the marketing and licensing juggernaut that is these YA-novel-series-turned-movies are worth so much money that they want to milk it for all it’s worth.
As my daddy always says, “Follow the money.”
I don’t begrudge fans their joy, and I can understand how someone might “never want it to end”, but I don’t like dragging things out. You can tell when it’s filler. Every story has to end. I actually like the endings best. Beginnings are fun, but endings are where the good stuff really happens.
Geez, guess I really am rambling today.