Thursday, October 27, 2005

Get that man a scalpel!

The new King Kong is going to be 3 hours long.

Personally, we have no problem with 3 hour movies. As long as they move along at a decent clip. I imagine that spectacle such as Kong is a good candidate for working well as a 3 hour picture.

Some 3 hour movies that move well:
The Lord of the Rings films
The Godfather
Titanic
Casino

Some 3 hours movies that don't:
Dances with Wolves
Boogie Nights
Punch Drunk Love*
Actually, anything by P.T. Anderson
Lost in Translation*




* We know these movies weren't technically 3 hours long. They feel longer. Watching them will take years off your life.

3 comments:

Latigo Flint said...

I may in fact kill you over several of the latter.

darthmoridin said...

I understand being upset over having your life shortened by watching these films, but going homicidal?

That's a bit extreme.

Myster said...

There's a joke in here somewhere about Boogie Nights and things that are too long, but I don't have the energy to pull it together.