I acknowledge how revolutionary the computer and 3-D technology is, I understand how important this film is to the future of the industry, I was thrilled by the final battle sequence, I realize that everybody I know has a hard-on for it, and I love—LOVE—this director's other movies, but, man, oh, man, I had to fight to stay awake during the first two hours. (The film is 2 hours and 40 minutes or so.) Thank goodness for snack bars, and thank goodness for Milk Duds.
After the movie, I saw Ricky Jay (David Mamet regular and master magician) in the lobby of the Sherman Oaks Arclight! He looked a bit winded, so I didn't ask him to do a card trick. His card tricks blow my fucking mind. Watch:
You see? That's freaking amazing.... I wouldn't want to watch it for 2 hours and 40 minutes though.