ITT: Movies that should've been shorter
Everything after the wedding was completely unnecessary.
>he dislikes horse dancing films
I've always said this and I'll say it again: Heat should have been an 8-part miniseries. There was just too much shit crammed in the movie that they could have expanded on like the Portman suicide attempt or the relationship between De Niro and that chick.
>2 hours, 45 minutes
Literally. No exaggeration or meming.
Give me one reason every scene with Matt Damon's character shouldn't have been cut other than Americans can't understand a movie with no bad guy
Those scenes were unnecessary in retrospect but they didn't make the movie worse (or better). They added another aspect, didn't damage the pacing and were on par in quality with the rest of the movie. At no point while watching it did I wish those scenes were gone. If your goal was to cut 15 minutes or whatever from the movie, sure they'd be the first to go. But Interstellar was a good length.
It's been a while since I've seen this in it's full lenght now, but I remember it being chock full of filler. Like everything that had to do with Elizabeth and those memeriffic scenes with the multiple Jacks.
The worst part about Heist movies is that the heists are the best part and people actually watch it for the heists, then they end up being done in 5 minutes and the film is on dire need of filler and plot, in Manns case, I think he always thought of some great master plan and scripted all that shit meticulously and then found himself in the situation that the heist is the only thing he's got, and now he has to make up other problems.
this for sure. fucking awful.
Mann films always sort of feel this way. Blackhat in particular stood out to me; it's one of my favorites of the year, but if I'd been able to spend 6 episodes with those characters, man oh man.
And they still cut out an important story part over the meme actor Depp.
I agree that if they just shaved Depp's antics, Elizabeth's armada bullshit, and playing Liar's Dice, it would have been better and not such a horrible drag of a movie.
You are memeing, right? Heat is not a Heist movie, it's a fucking crime drama you mong. It has one of the best heist scenes, sure, but you watch this kind of movie for the story and characters, not the fucking action.
It's not about attention span. You can stay engaged with a film but still think it is overlong or excessive.
And it seems to be a recent trend of the 21st century to try turn everything into a great epic. Less is more.
This gets really good in the last act, but it sure drags before that. You can cut at least half an hour before he meets the angel.
Get rid of all the relationship drama and this could be decent.
There was no reason for this to be over three hours.
>that entire boat scene
I seriously thought they were going to cut half the movie out for a part 2. This movie made my dad and I check the runtime before going in.