James Cameron has a huge potential blockbuster up his sleeve, and he will protect it from haters at all cost. The star director made Avatar back in 2009, and it still goes down as one of the most successful Hollywood flicks. It seems Cameron is in the process of releasing another blockbuster.
Avatar had a run time of 2 hours and 40 minutes, which demands quite a lot of attention for a movie. However, Cameron is topping it with Avatar: The Way of Water, as the film has a run time of 3 hours. While it’s a long time, the directors doesn’t want haters and critics to get all wound up about it.
Cameron recently spoke with Empire in an interview, where he revealed the film’s runtime. He said that he doesn’t want anyone whining about the time, as most people have the patience to binge-watch entire series’ in one go.
I don’t want anybody whining about length when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours. I can almost write this part of the review. ‘The agonizingly long three-hour movie…’ It’s like, give me a f*cking break.
The director revealed that he’s seen his children patiently watch 5 one-hour long episodes of a series in one sitting. He then joked that the next paradigm shift regarding cinema should be that fans should know it’s fine to “get up and go pee.”
I’ve watched my kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row. Here’s the big social paradigm shift that has to happen: it’s okay to get up and go pee.
Avatar is one of the highest grossing films of all-time, having made a whopping $2.84 billion. That amount turns out to be a lot more when adjusted with inflation. Even with a longer runtime, the hype for the flick seems to suggest that it’s going to have record-breaking revenue too. James Cameron might leave the film after its third or fourth part, but it all depends on the market.
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