Can't believe I saw the trailer almost a year ago, and now it's finally coming out this weekend. No wait - make that half of "Kill Bill." The other half arrives in February. Apparently the final cut came out to 3+ hours and Tarantino decided to divide it into separate movies a la "Matrix Reloaded" and "Matrix Revolutions." I've already heard some critics say this turned one great film into two decent ones; but what does the studio care: it's two times the box office for the price of one.
Imagine if they did that for all the long-ass films. I wish they had cut "Titanic" into two movies, with the first one ending right before Rose bawls on that floating chunk of wood as Jack freezes to death. While they're at it, the studios could also separate movies that aren't that long, but should be divided anyway. For instance, they could separate a typical summer blockbuster into the "explosions and breasts" film and the "all the scenes where Ben Affleck attempts to act" film. And separate another into the "fart jokes and breasts" movie and the "lame monologues added in a half-hearted attempt to develop character" movie. You read it first: this is the future of cinema.
Speaking of "Matrix Revolutions," you can read the plot spoiler, as well as check out some film stills, by clicking here. The plot spoiler is a bit hard to follow at times, but even then - the movie had better have some insanely good special effects, because what I just read wasn't too encouraging.