Some good news for the box office! According to readers of the LA times, the Hobbit is a sequel they wouldn’t mind seeing, especially when directed by Guillermo del Toro. Voting doesn’t close for another 48 hours on the LA time’s online poll, so if you’d like to let your voice be heard on which franchise is too over done, be sure to vote!
(for the full article and to vote, click here)
We also put the question to you: Which of these franchises is making a mistake by adding a fourth film?
You made it clear that “The Hobbit,” with director Guillermo del Toro taking over with a new vision, is in a class by itself — the other franchises may tack on new editions to cash in, but fans are expecting nothing but magic from Del Toro’s arrival in Middle-earth. The remaining three franchises got a frostier reception. For five days last week, more than half of our reader voters named “Pirates” as the cinematic series that should walk the plank. Over the weekend that changed and (with a lot of late-arriving Depp fans?) the surging “X-Men” became the top choice as a franchise hitting bottom.
It’s not too late, though, we’ll take votes for the next 48 hours before declaring our winning loser. In the meantime, thanks for reading, commenting and voting.