Three hours is long... but LotR movies were close to three hours and they were great.
First of all, and this is for you acs, if there's only one movie you see in the theaters all year, this should probably be it. I'm thinking that the scope of this movie will be lost at home. Personally, I never, ever go to see comedies in the movie theater. i don't think seeing comedies in a theater adds anything to them and that I have the same amount of enjoyment of them at home. Same with most dramas.
But films like this, just like the LOTR series, just HAVE to be seen on the big screen with the surround sound and the popcorn... I'm going to see it this afternoon and I've planned accordingly. I think 3 hours is long for any more, and I usually crap out after 2 on most, but that's typically because they're crappy.
This movie though is getting phenomenal reviews... this isn't just another Independence Day or, God forbid, Godzilla... do you know what the tomatometer gave it? A 92%. Wow!
Also, the 1976 version was complete and total garbage compared to the 1933 version which was practically made as an advertisement for the empire state building. This version is an homage to the original masterpiece and completely reject that 70's garbage version. That's why there's dinosuars in this one.
Anyway, I'm going this afternoon. I'm going to sneak in a lot of candy and wear comfortable pants, because I ain't got nothing else to do. So, I will return with my review this evening.
Rock on folks!