So you definitely see this as the beginning of a series of films then? Interesting. I am curious to see if they can actually pull something like that off.
It was quite obvious to me they plan on making several movies continuing the story. I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the next installment. I hadn't read any reviews before seeing it. However, I heard from someone that the reviews had been scathing so I wasn't expecting a lot from the movie. After seeing it, I couldn't understand why the reviews had been scathing. Upon doing research myself (something I should always do instead of taking someone's word!) I found that most reviews were positive.
I just hope that this series of films doesn't degrade that the first series did after such a strong start.