Have you ever asked yourself why there are so many sequels? I’m sure you have at least once gone, “Why is that getting another movie?” Do we really need four chipmunk movies? How many ice ages have we actually had?
You probably have an inkling that the answers relates to money. “Toy Story” was a hit, everyone loved it, they will pay to see another one, so we’ll make another. There’s also the new trend of splitting the final film of a series into two parts. That scene isn’t always because there was too much story to do the original justice in one film. I believe Harry Potter was the only one that warranted a part 1 and 2. But that ploy is all about money. We know people will pay to see it. While this holds true for the majority of sequels, that isn’t usually the biggest driving factor.