So last night, I went to a preview screening for the new film Battleships at the Empire in leicester square. It was a prrety bizarre experience. As the line shuffled into the lobby, complimentary beer and wine was available and bags of popcorn were left on every seat inside the huge auditorium where the screening took place. I suggested to my friend that the company putting on the screenin were trying to suck up to the audience, hoping that the audience would be inebriated from booze or hyper from sugar and wouldn't notice any problems with the film.
I think people did notice. there was a lot of tittering during the moments of the film when it tried to be at its most serious. It was kind of like watching a 5 year old trying to act like an adult: adorable and silly.
I think as I get older, I want film running times to be shorter. Maybe it's because I want to do as much as I can with what little time I have available as I move along this mortal coil, or some shit like that. Either way, at 131 mins, Battleships is a loooooooooooooong movie.
For more of my thoughts on the film, check out my Battleship review on the brilliant Flickering Myth