Lionsgate has announced that Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games, will become two movies. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will release on November 21, 2014, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will debut on November 20, 2015.
I hope you’re all happy with yourselves.
You let Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King be broken into two movies (correction: This was rumored to happen, but didn’t as Jack pointed out. In my rush to write this I messed up.), and then it happened with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and we’re currently witnessing with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. And somehow they found a way to do it with The Hobbit. The movie studios are loving this, and you all keep falling for it.
You see, they know that for just a bit more money they can split the movies into two parts, and then they know the majority of you will go see both parts, essentially paying twice to see a complete story once. Then they know a lot of you will buy the first part on DVD/Blu-ray to watch it again before you see part 2. Well, after part 2 comes out you want to complete the story, so you buy that one on home video as well!
But, wait! Wouldn’t it be nice to have them in one deluxe set with both halves of the story, and some extra material? Better buy that as well!
OH SHOOT! Now here comes the boxed set of all the movies together with even more extra content! You better get that ordered as well!
… I hate each and everyone of you. If you have fallen for this new idiotic method of getting even more money out of you at a theater, you deserve to spend all of your money like an idiot. Instead of paying $11 to see the movie, you have now spent $22 in the theater alone to get the complete story. And you keep falling for it time and time again.
I knew the second The Hunger Games had a huge opening weekend that this was going to happen. The only thing that surprised me was they didn’t also do it to Catching Fire, the second book in the series.
All I ask is please wait to buy the home videos until the complete box set comes out in 2016. We have to stop this madness somewhere, and isn’t The Hunger Games a good place as any?