As American superhero movies have dominated the box office over the past few years, it seems that they’ve started to grow longer.
The Dark Knight had a run time of 2 hours and 32 minutes. Avengers: Age of Ultron ran for 2 hours and 21 minutes. Even the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to run for 2 hours and 31 minutes.
Now, Captain America: Civil War has joined the trend and is officially Marvel’s longest film to date with a run time of 2 hours and 27 minutes, beating out Age of Ultron for the spot.
For some fans, this is good news; a longer movie means more time to explore the multitude of characters in the film. It could also mean a longer, more well-developed plot line for fans.
On the other hand, many fans are concerned about overcrowding in superhero movies, and a longer run time means there could be simply too much in the film.
What do you think? Should Captain America: Civil War be as long as it is, or should it have been cut down a bit more?