Last weekend, my wife, mother, and I saw Lincoln and while it’s undeniably one of the better movies of 2012, it felt like a much longer movie than it is. In fact, I hear fairly often that people don’t like sitting through movies that go on past two hours.
When do you feel like a film is too long?
Do you avoid watching movies past that length?
Generally, I’m not put off my any movie length, though I do have to kind of psych myself up for anything approaching or passing the three hour mark. Not that my attention wanders (well, sometimes it does) more that my body gets restless and I need a break.
I will say that if a movie is NOT holding my attention, even a lean 80 minute film can feel like a 180 minute epic. So there is a bit of relativity when dealing with movie runtimes, but for the most part, I think two and half hours is pushing about how long a movie should be.
What about you?