How many times has Hollywood made movies that were 3 to 4 hours long that totally stunk up the theater? To many to count.
So why, when you have a, money in the bank franchise like Harry Potter, do you try to cram a 900 page book into 2 hours? It's not like they are going to make it so long that fans wont go.
In case you are wondering, I just saw the new Potter movie, "Order of the Phoenix". It was like watching the Cliff notes. They left out entire story lines and when they couldn't cut things out they changed the story. Sure it was a good movie from a movie stand point. From a fan of the books I was a little disappointed.
Did this directer never see the Lord of the Rings trilogy? They filmed three movies at the same time. Kill Bill volumes 1 and 2. One story, two movies. What ever happened to intermissions?
Has our collective attention spans gotten so small that we can't or.......