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Posted on 7/22/12 08:39 PM
Ironically, this 2 hour and 44 minute film could have benefitted from an extra ten minutes of footage. While I loved the scope of the project and most of my story and filmmaking quibbles are minimal, the first half of the film rushed all of the story, editing character scenes down to within an inch of their lives. Things happen way too quickly and oftentimes something as simple as an establishing shot in between scenes would bring either more clarity or at least time for a breath. I have little doubt that this was dictated by the studio who wouldn't want to release a 3 hour summer movie, but it's also reminiscent of some of the editing in DARK KNIGHT. But relationships were given time and weight in DK (and we were given a full, fun Heath Ledger performance whereas here we aren't given nearly enough of Anne Hathaway as we should), here we need a few extra minutes to marinate in order to not feel cheated of what really matters in these movies - character relationships. But on the whole, a solid, solid ending with the best final five minutes I've seen in a film in YEARS.