It was a case of artwork imitating “Dwell.”
Bored with sitting by means of Tinseltown’s latest interminable monstrosity? To not fear: Netflix has devised a novel approach to appease viewers with fleeting consideration spans — by rolling out a “Short-Ass Movies” category that includes movies which can be 90 minutes or much less.
They have been impressed by final week’s “Saturday Evening Dwell” sketch, appropriately titled “Short-Ass Movies.” In it, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, musical visitor Gunna and actor Simon Rex rap about not wanting to observe motion pictures longer than an hour and a half.
“I heard ‘The Batman’ was nice, so I went to a theater and noticed it,” rapped Davidson, 28, referring to Matt Reeves’ nearly 3-hour-long superhero epic. “I pissed my pants twice; that s–t was longer than ‘The Hobbit.’”
“Gimme that short-ass film, a 90-minute film,” the comic continued, earlier than rattling off the names of movies with 90-minute run instances, from “Evil Useless” to “Eraserhead.”
Davidson and friends have been lampooning the latest pattern through which motion pictures — particularly comedian e-book flicks — paradoxically seem to be getting longer because the average human attention span shortens worldwide.
The Netflix Is A Joke official Twitter account even retweeted a clip of the satirical hip-hop number with the caption: “good thought.” Additionally they included a hyperlink to their “short-ass” film part.
And, no, it’s not a belated April Idiot’s gag: Viewers who click on on the URL will likely be redirected to a collection of flicks that final roughly 90 minutes. The “short-ass” titles embody “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Authentic Film,” “Stand By Me,” the unique “A Nightmare on Elm Road” and “Zoolander.”
Blockbuster-beleaguered Netflix followers seemed to be on board with the choice, with one tweeting, “I’m all about that.”
“Not all heroes put on capes,” seconded Jägermeister USA’s official Twitter account.
“Netflix that is why we love you even tho you retain growing your costs,” quipped one other in reference to the streaming giant recently raising its subscription costs in the US and Canada.