Maybe it's time to return to the days of movies such as 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia" which broke midway through its 3 hour, 42 minute runtime to give moviegoers a break
Isn't that a win-win situation? You can stretch and refuel while theater owners get to sell more overpriced concessions.
Leonard Maltin, noted critic and film historian; Jeff Bock, senior media analyst for Exhibitor Relations; and Dave Karger, host of Turner Classic Movies
Cameron says film fans should suck it up, even though his films are notoriously long (like "Titanic" at 3 hours, 14 minutes, and "Avatar" at 2 hours, 40 minutes).
Cameron anticipated criticism from Empire magazine regarding the length of "Avatar 2," and he added