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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Watchmen" running time

Well, that's just silly. Newsarama reports that a group of fans calling themselves the Minutemen have started an online petition to "respectfully demand" that Warner Bros. allow a three-hour running time for its upcoming "Watchmen." The argument is that the multilayered story needs such time, and fans worry that Warner Bros. is pressuring director Zack Snyder to trim the current running time of 2 hours, 50 minutes.

Since the fans haven't, like, actually seen the whole film, I don't know how anybody other than Snyder and his team can know how long the film should be so that it is coherent and faithful to the classic comics work by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. For studio execs worried that a long running time might deter moviegoers, though, Newsarama does point out that "Titanic," the top grossing movie of all time, ran about 3 1/2 hours. But then, "Titanic" wasn't an R-rated movie based on a revered-to-fans but obscure-to-many graphic novel.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Warner Bros.

If your movie stinks, 90 minutes will be too long and it won't matter how many times you can show it in a day.

Judging by the box office totals, how many people said, "I am not going to see "Titanic," it has too long a run time"?

Comic Guy2

2:34 PM


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