6 December 2003 From here: http://www.thedesertsun.com/news/stories2003/movies/20031206015456.shtml "But trepidation turned to anxiety on Friday as they waited in line to see the three-hour-plus epic. "'It should be longer,' Musto said." These people need to be quarantined. The new movie is listed at 210 minutes long. That is three and a half hours, people. Think about that. Magnolia is an excellent film and it was still too long at 188 minutes. If the first two movies are any indication of the talents of the cast and crew, Return of the King won't be anywhere near as good a movie as Magnolia is.