As I write this, The Avengers is well on its way to becoming another record-breaking movie. As well, we have seen three Twilight movies, four Pirates of the Carribean movies, six Star Wars movies, umpteen Harry Potter movies, sequels to The Hunger Games and Iron Man are in the works… you know what? I could blow three or four paragraphs on all the sequels and series of movies out there.
Suffice to say, continuations are popular in movies. And why not? A movie can only pack in so much information… a typical 2-hour movie is perhaps the equivalent of a 100-page book, and these days, books pack in 3-400 pages. Multiple movies are a great way to get in all of the book’s content (well, more of it, anyway) and provide more well-rounded entertainment to the moviegoer.