Man on the Edge: Are Movies Too Long?

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Guy meets girl, they fall in love, the end!  Old school Hollywood heart throbs could seal the deal in an hour or less.  That’s some game.  Now it takes about that long to really get the movie’s plot going!  Forget going to the matinee if you work second shift, you’ll never clock in on time!

According to a group of movie theater owners, the trailers last too long—two and a half minutes each on average—and there are too many that play before the movies.  In general, it adds 20 minutes to your overall movie, then you still have to watch the soda ads, and obnoxious reminders to silence your phone!

But the real waste of time?  Scenes that should have been left on the cutting room floor.  Sure, Wolf of Wall Street got a lot of Oscar nods, but several film critics and some fans complain the flick lasted way too long.  One guy said he couldn’t even make it to the part where Leo made his debut on Wall Street.

So do you think movies are getting too long these days?  We hit the chilly streets to find out if you feel Hollywood is getting too long winded…