Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Running Time Revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by snokoan, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. snokoan

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    theres some showtimes that are out in my area at least in atom tickets it says pre order tickets now but they arent in amc theaters
     
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    For myself, I think two hours is a good running time for a movie. Partly based on my own attention span, but really it's enough time to tell a complete story without leaving the audience restless.

    Movies can be longer, but they need to earn that extra run time. The Lord of the Rings movies have enough story and character to justify it. Star Wars the Force Awakens had enough story and character to justify more time, and still didn't go much over the two hour mark.

    The Transformers movies? No way. I didn't mind the first few but these movies just aren't that good. It's absurd how long they are considering how little they have in the way of story and/or interesting characters.

    These movies don't have to be high art. They can just offer a fun diversion. I should be able to walk out of a Transformers movie and feel like it was a fun ride, the movie equivalent of a roller coaster. Instead, I'm bored and exhausted by the end.

    Even if the story and characters in Bumblebee disappoint, the run time should hopefully allow for a fun experience that doesn't leave me asking, "when will this end?".
     
  3. Chrisola

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    2.5 hrs of incomprehensible plot, shaky cam action, explosions and magic eye puzzle characters is not enough!!! I need moooooooooore!!! More damnit Michael Bay!!

    Ahem.

    Nearly two hours is good for this Bumblee film. Enough time to develop a decent story and for the new director to build his own world... less chance of random location jumps to appease Chinese investors for the last act.

    I remain hopeful!
     
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    This movie keeps getting more and more appealing. Movies 2-5 were far too long WITHOUT including the ridiculous drek that made even less sense than the already nonsensical "plots".

    I really thought I was going to skip any other movies after the nonstop shitfest that was Last Knight but I'm going to support the hell out of Bumblebee. Opening night for sure, and if I deem it appropriate I'll go again and bring along my four year old.
     
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  5. oku

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    Or drink as much as you can and let it all out before showtime.
     
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    Just curious any chance you think this movie will be a critic success to help get the stigma of the previous films away from it.
     
  7. Exodus

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    I never realized that the other TF movies were even over 2 hours long...
     
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  8. Terrellatron

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    .......Really?
     
  9. MrNiceGuy

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    Wait, Age of Extinction was longer than The Last Knight? I wouldn't have guessed, Last Knight felt like it was never going to end.
     
  10. Exodus

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    Sorry I meant 2 hours long haha :p 
     
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    Good. Hopefully this will make for a more streamlined runtime.
     
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    < 2 hours is probably okay for a tighter focused story like this, but 2.5 is much more common for larger Sci-Fi stories.
     
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    Thank Lord Jesus almighty
     
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    Good. I want to leave the theater wanting more. 2.5-3hrs is way too long for a movie. There's a few exceptions but keeping it under 2 hrs is typically a good idea.
     
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    In theory this means the movie is not going to waste your time. If it's good, you might come out wishing for more, which could be a good thing. "Leave while they want you to stay" and all that.
     
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    Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer longer movie lengths, as I like movies to have breathing room.

    And I don't get all of these comments about the later movies being too long when literally every single one of them have been long. The 2007 film is just as bloated as any of the sequels, and perhaps even more considering the stories they were all trying to tell.

    Not that I have anything wrong with Bumblebee's runtime. I just think it's funny how fans have double standards between the five different Bay Transformers films, as if some of them are fine in run time and others, which are barely longer, these unacceptably long films, when in fact they're all in the same general time range.
     
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    Update running time change 119 min