James Cameron’s AVATAR Is Over 150 Minutes?!

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bleeding_eye_01.jpgI know I shouldn’t be shocked that James Cameron would get ridiculously indulgent with his big 3D film “Avatar”, his first non-documentary film in 12 years.  But /Film’s report that the film is coming in at “well over two and a half hours” and possibly even at “3 hours and 9 minutes”.  The film is expected to run in 2D, Digital 3D, and IMAX 3D but /Film editor Peter Sciretta notes that IMAX could be a problem since it can only run at 160 minutes, maximum.  So even if the film isn’t 189 minutes, “well over two and a half hours” doesn’t give a lot of space between 150 minutes and the 160-minute-limit.  Sciretta’s trying to find out if IMAX will chop down the film but has yet to hear back from them.

Personally, I find a 3D film this long physically impossible.  I mean, I’m sure they’ve figured out a way to do it where optomitrists won’t be issuing warnings, but I know my eyes were worn out by “My Bloody Valentine 3D” and that’s only 100 minutes.  Unless watching the full film in 3D allows you to see the face of God, I think I’m going to pass and just see it in 2D and rely on silly things like “character” and “story” to hold my attention.

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  • Dan

    What the hell is so “indulgent” about a 150 minute running time? I hope it’s longer. Screw the overrated IMAX. Isn’t it about the story and characters? Are you upset Cameron didn’t consult with you about the running time? And please stop acting like a whiny, sad little man about 3D. It is the future, and you are the only person I’ve ever heard of to be affected in any way by its awesomeness. Same with your sissy-like fear of CG animation. Its animation. It’s not real. That’s the point. I’m sorry if you are afraid of digital eyes, but dude, grow the hell up already…..

  • Dan

    What the hell is so “indulgent” about a 150 minute running time? I hope it’s longer. Screw the overrated IMAX. Isn’t it about the story and characters? Are you upset Cameron didn’t consult with you about the running time? And please stop acting like a whiny, sad little man about 3D. It is the future, and you are the only person I’ve ever heard of to be affected in any way by its awesomeness. Same with your sissy-like fear of CG animation. Its animation. It’s not real. That’s the point. I’m sorry if you are afraid of digital eyes, but dude, grow the hell up already…..

  • Phuong

    Dan stop whining yourself. Yes a movie however good it is, if going too long have the problem of viewers getting fatigue. Thats why there’s a a unspoken wisdom of keeping it reasonable. We know its CGI/3D but its not a new concept so people would know what to expect. The future of film making is not to tired and fatigue viewers out unless you can pause and take a intermittence break similar to a long winded play!

  • Phuong

    Dan stop whining yourself. Yes a movie however good it is, if going too long have the problem of viewers getting fatigue. Thats why there’s a a unspoken wisdom of keeping it reasonable. We know its CGI/3D but its not a new concept so people would know what to expect. The future of film making is not to tired and fatigue viewers out unless you can pause and take a intermittence break similar to a long winded play!

  • http://www.r4-carta.it/ r4 revolution

    The more and more I think about Avatar, the more I think it will be awesome. BUT the more and more I think about Avatar, the more I begin to worry about it's box office profit. This movie probably cost tons, and there has been pratcially ZERO buzz, a rumored 3 hours and over run itme, and is being realeased over a slew of Christmas movies.

  • http://www.r4-carta.it/ r4 revolution

    The more and more I think about Avatar, the more I think it will be awesome. BUT the more and more I think about Avatar, the more I begin to worry about it's box office profit. This movie probably cost tons, and there has been pratcially ZERO buzz, a rumored 3 hours and over run itme, and is being realeased over a slew of Christmas movies.

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