Originally Posted by ElDuderino
The Hobbit was a fantastic film made by one of the most creative filmmakers of our day, someone who absolutely enjoys the environment, the story and filmmaking and spends literally a decade or more of his life bringing the story to us.
The Nolan trillogy completely transformed comic book movies into a respectable art form, one that can even be considered Oscar-worthy.
We're now about to receive what all accounts tell us is a majestic, even described as "poetic", take on the most beloved superhero of all time, one that even tackles what could be considered high-brow dramatic conceits.
And yet somehow people think it's all just a money grab. Well, I agree, it's a money grab. And they've figured out that the best way to make money is to make really, really, really good films.
Well, something being really, really, really good is a matter of opinion. I thought the Hobbit was average. If Hobbit wasn't a money grab they wouldn't have stretched it into three films.
The point was people think the studio is going to put all this thought and care into establishing some kind of shared universe but this is the same studio that had sets built, suits made, and actors ready to go on a JLM film which wasn't in any universe.