Neil Calloway wonders why every film has to be so long now…
With the rumour that Justice League
is going to clock in at just shy of three hours, it’s time to ask when did movies start getting really long?
Of course, there have always been long movies, but back then films came with an intermission, now we’re expected to sit through 170 minutes with no respite. There are a couple of reasons for this, I reckon. Though Zack Snyder
has denied the movie will be that long, it sounds about right.
One is that with franchise films, each instalment has to be bigger and better, both metaphorically and literally. Everyone wants more action sequences than the last, and everyone wants more characters, too, which is where the second reason comes in.
Every actor wants to be the lead in a film and to receive top billing, but that