It Feels Like Movies are Getting Longer – Reddit Discussion

petantic
It’s actually to do with the fact that the length of time it takes to watch movies has gone up.

brisketandbeans
Interesting. Why is that?

petantic
It’s to do with the actual amount of movie they put into the film and that the film requires to be watched concurrently.

chameleonjunkie
Huh. Well I wonder why that is?

Apeman117
It has to do with the ending of the film getting further and further away from the start.

soulofboop
More movie per movie

2inchesofsteel
Right, right, I get that, but I wonder why that is the way it is, is what I’m wondering

petemorley
It’s like inflation. Back in the day you’d get 120 mins of movie, but these days that’s worth more like 240 mins. Same amount of movie.

RollBos
In a sense, that’s true. But in another sense, doesn’t it have as much to do with the fact that the total amount of time that is in a movie is becoming a larger amount of time?

ididntunderstandyou
You’re on to something here

see also: https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/06/entertainment/movie-runtimes-longer-mcu-batman-oscar-bait-cec/index.html