King KongI don't know if you heard or not, but King Kong is THREE HOURS LONG. (Does that seem completely insane to anyone else? And why is it that so many movies are reaching that point these days? Are editors on strike? Are stories now suddenly just so much more important that they really need an extra hour to tell?) Whether it's because of small bladders, short attention spans, or a chemical addiction to butter-like products, a lot of us are going to find it impossible to sit through the movie without at least one break. Luckily, Leslie Yazel of the Washington Post is one of us, and she's put together a hand guide to the movie, complete with recommended moments to escape to the lobby.

For example, while you must under no circumstances leave the theater in the movie's 158th minute (Kong engages in some epic, unmissable destruction at this point), there's ample time for bathroom, snack, and cell phone breaks after Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody kiss in minute 40 - they don't even get to Skull Island for another 15 minutes. I don't know about you, but I'm printing out a copy to take with me when I finally give in and see the movie.

[via RiskyBiz]
categories Cinematical