Finally, the movie Avatar: The Road to Water made its debut in theaters around the world last Thursday (15). The sequence arrives about 13 after the release of the first film in the franchise, in 2009, and brings back James Cameron in the direction. And, as you would expect, several questions surrounding the film have been raised, including its lengthy runtime of 3 hours and 12 minutes.
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As the film really has a lot of screen time, rumors on Twitter indicate that some cinemas in Brazil have promoted breaks during sessions, in order to allow the public to “rest”. Which, of course, has already instigated some controversy, since some argue that cinematographic works should not have pauses, but rather be consumed at once.
Check out some posts to better understand the situation:
??FILMS: Cinemas create intermission during the screening of “Avatar: The Path of Water”, which lasts for 3 hours and 10 minutes. pic.twitter.com/svEvkgcLVo
— CHOQUEI (@choquei) December 16, 2022
People got so used to watching movies at home, pausing, that Avatar 2 comes with 3 hours in theaters and they need to take a break IN THE MIDDLE of the session ???? pic.twitter.com/erxHSfQp7G
— Jurandir Filho (@jurandirfilho) December 15, 2022
guys: new “avatar” HAS NO break. theaters that are advertising intermission do this on their own. movies like ben-hur, ten commandments, satantango, novice rebel, which people decided to rescue, had gaps in the conception, not because of the arbitrariness of the theaters pic.twitter.com/8GSdQtSh6C
— Marcelo Miranda (@marcelomiranda1) December 16, 2022
As it is possible to notice in the answers of the posts, a long discussion about “pause” and “interval” started in the net of the blue bird. As some Internet users point out, “breaks” would be resources planned by filmmakers in certain productions, while “breaks” would not be natural, but promoted exclusively by cinemas. In other words, it should not, in theory, happen.
There are those who defend the breaks that would be happening in the screenings of Avatar 2, there are those who condemn the practice. However, we emphasize: for now, everything is just rumors, as the fact could only be happening in some locations.
Avatar 2: when to go to the bathroom? Cameron answers!
Despite all the bullshit, who spoke about the subject in a good-natured way was the director of The Way of the Water, James Cameron. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the artist joked about the whole situation and told the can that it’s okay to go to the bathroom at any point in the film. “Anytime they want [as pessoas podem ir ao banheiro]🇧🇷 They can watch the scene they missed when they come to see the movie again,” he said.
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Avatar 2 is one of the longest blockbusters of 2022 and is 30 minutes longer than the first film in the franchise. To give you an idea, other relevant recent titles, such as The Batman and Avengers: Endgame, fell below the mark. The Batman movie lasted 2 hours and 56 minutes, while the Marvel heroes lasted 3 hours and 2 minutes.