Blog Post Part One, Chapter One, Phase One

So, I mentioned this in an earlier post, but this recent practice of splitting flicks into  multiple movies is a bit irritating, especially when I get the sense that it’s not done to tell the best story, but to beef up the box office returns. “Kill Bill” would have worked better as a cohesive work, and the first part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” had major pacing problems stemming from the decision to break the book in two. For “The Hobbit”, it looks like the first movie is going to be based on the book, but the second movie is going to be drawn from supplementary materials. I’m not sure how that’s going to work, and I’m hesitant to criticize Peter Jackson, since he’s done right by me on many occasions, but it still seems a bit suspect. And heck, Dame Edna’s playing the Goblin King, so clearly all’s well with that project.

For “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” specifically, I couldn’t care less one way or the other, but dang, that’s a lot of green.

I’ve been a bit bummed about the poor quality of most movies hitting cinemas over the last few months, but Oscar season is upon us. Is anyone excited about anything in particular? “The Descendants” is supposed to be good, and it’s co-written by Jim Rash from “Community”, so I’ll definitely check it out.

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