Originally Posted by creekin111
There have been plenty of short stories made into great feature length films. The length of the source material is not always indicative of how long the film should be.
Expanding a short story is one thing, taking a single, relatively short book and splitting it into multiple movies is another. I think the final Harry Potter book was justifiably split, but doing the same with Twilight, Hunger Games (possibly), and now The Hobbit is just overkill.
If the previous trilogy could handle the one book/one movie ratio, then surely this one could have as well.