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James Cameron Doesn't Want To Hear 'Whining' That Avatar 2 Is
Too Long
James Cameron hasn’t made a movie with a runtime shorter than two hours since “The Terminator,” and the long-awaited "Avatar: The Way of Water" is no exception. However, the director doesn’t want to hear complaints about the length of the film when viewers have no problem binge-watching shows on streaming services for hours on end.
In a recent interview, Cameron predicts the reviews for the first sequel to “Avatar” will start with “'The agonizingly long three-hour movie...'” However, he doesn’t understand people’s “whining about length when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours” and that he’s even seen his “kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row."
The obvious difference between having a streaming marathon at home and watching a long movie in the theater is that one can pause the stream to get something to eat or go to the bathroom without missing any of the action. In regards to this dilemma, Cameron says, “Here's the big social paradigm shift that has to happen: it's okay to get up and go pee."