Photo: Fernando de Sousa from Melbourne, Australia
I was less than impressed with the first Hunger Games movie, yet still rushed out to watch Catching Fire. I go and see every Die Hard movie, even if the trailer is less than impressive. I'm a sucker for a sequel.
Do you buy into the hype of a franchise, even if the initial movie wasn't enticing? Or can you walk away from a story, incomplete?
I only bother to go and see a sequel if I enjoyed the first movie, and even then, I don't 'rush'; I go when it is convenient. Saying that, I went to see the Star Trek sequel, knowing I hated the first movie, but that is only because my dad wanted to see it.
With small kids at home, I find it hard to get out to a movie with my partner, so it would have to be a really good first movie for me to make the effort of getting a babysitter to go see a sequel. Usually, I am content to wait until movies come out on DVD.
I dropped out of Harry Potter because one of them was so boring that the whole family except me fell asleep in it. I thought I might have to gouge my eyes out to alleviate the boredom....but I made it to the end, and haven't seen the rest. (was the one where they played chess for forever...) I'd forgotten that, so I have ditched a series in the middle...but that's about the only one.