It's not just superhero movies.
Used to be a time when you got 90 minutes of film and that's that.
Today every piece of shit has to be 2 1/2 hours long.
Jesus, did you see the new James Bond?
It's officially the longest James Bond movie, yet it still manages to feel like a rush-job.
The original run time was that long. The movie gut cut to a much lower length before theater release.
>According to a lengthy article in Vulture, director Joss Whedon's first cut of "Age of Ultron" clocked in at a lengthy three and a half hours. Whedon and producer Kevin Feige then had to whittle it down to 142 minutes. (Disney told us at a press screening the film has a 141-minute runtime.)
Did I watch a longer version than everyone else?
Went googling, came across this quote in an article about a directors cut:
>“The first time I ever heard a re-mix, I was 13 and I was listening to the radio. I heard a song that had been re-mixed and it freaked me out so much that I turned off the radio and never listened to it since, literally. That is an actual truth. I felt like, “Wait, that was the song. You can’t do that.” Our entire culture consists of doing exactly that, but I’m not for it. If I tell a story, I want that to be the story I told.”
Watchmen is longer.
3 hours and 35 minutes