I’m a big movie buff. I love going to the movies at a theatre. As a matter of fact, if I don’t see it in a theatre, it will probably be a while before I see it. I was anxious to go see “The Wolf of Wall Street” over the holidays. Then I noticed it was three hours. Three hours. Three hours.
For goodness sake, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” clocks in at only 2:40. I can make that commitment for The Hobbit. Of course, I know “The Wolf” is a Scorcese film, but still. I mean, “Casino” was 178 minutes as well, but that’s “Casino.” How many times have you actually watched the whole thing at once?
I’m just saying that when you get into the 2-hour range, it seems long to me. Saying that, I know a whole lot of good movies are 2 hours plus. Three hours? You’re asking for a commitment.
Here’s the current run of holiday movies and their times. Eight movies, and seven of them are either over or within breathing distance of 2 hours.
1 hr 59
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1 hr 54
The Wolf of Wall Street
2 hr 59
Walking with Dinosaurs
1 hr 27
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
1 hr 59
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2 hr 40
2 hr 9
Some other notable movie times
2 hrs 33m
1 hr 31m (The perfect movie time)
2 hr 26 m
2 hr 23m
2 hrs 14 m