Saturday, April 12, 2014

Allegiant Movie in Two Parts?

Not even a month after Divergent was released, Lionsgate has made the decision to split the final Allegiant movie into two parts. If you're similar to other book-to-movie adaptations like Harry Potter and Twilight, then this phenomenon isn't new to you. But although it worked in these two books, the question now circulating throughout the community is whether it's necessary for Allegiant.

Using previous patterns from Twilight and Mockingjay, who altogether made $5 billion dollars, I think Lionsgate is simply looking to make an extra dollar. Of course, many fans will hear this and be completely ecstatic because more movies equals more fandom, but the problem many fans are having, including me, is how will this divide work? For Harry Potter and Twilight, there was so much information in the last book, it had to be split into two separate books. Regarding Mockingjay, I'm still a little hesitant about, but because I didn't really enjoy the third book, I have no doubt that the movie will just be better. Allegiant on the other hand is a little different, although a lot does happen during the last book, it's not an overwhelming amount which requires two movies. Lionsgate claims they're going to stretch out the action scenes at the end, which could be a good thing, if done right.

Of course there could always be good consequences of this. One simply being that there's more time for a greater fandom to grow, with a great movie, more people will be motivated to read the books. In addition, more time for more movies could result in a better explanation of the ending.

The great question now is where should the great divide happen? What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments!