So, with Fantastic Beasts 2 on the horizon, and the various concerns people have about it, I got to thinking about other attempts at cashing in on a successful franchise by adding prequel films.
Specifically, thinking of the Star Wars prequels and Hobbit films in addition to the new Potterverse entries. Not movies w flashbacks in them.
I have decided I strongly dislike them. The tone mismatch, opportunities for plot nonsense and discontinuity, and general feeling like they are designed by committee really sets me on edge. Curious as to others’ thoughts, and whether there are any that break this mold.
As always, usual caveats about mileage varying and such if you enjoyed them.