How to Watch ‘The Irishman’ as a Mini Series
Martin Scorsese films are not known for being short and sweet. His films usually last longer thank an hour and thirty minutes, which is not bad! His films are full of story and heart and as a lover of movies, I completely appreciate it. Casino is 2 hours and 58 minutes. Goodfellas is 2 hours and 26 minutes. Gangs of New York is 2 hours and 47 minutes. Great films that require ample time to tell the whole story. His newest film, Netflix's The Irishman, is no stranger to this treatment, it clocks in at 3 hours and 29 minutes, that's longer than Avengers: Engame! If that's a bit too long for you, don't worry, there's a solution to that.
This suggestion did not go over well with some fans. But you can't deny that it's lengthy enough to qualify it being split into parts. Scorsese, who is not shy about voicing his opinion, said that while he heard that the story could have played out over two season, he says that he never even thought of it:
"Because the point of this picture is the accumulation of detail. It’s an accumulated cumulative effect by the end of the movie — which means you get to see from beginning to end [in one sitting] if you’re so inclined. A series is great, it’s wonderful, you can develop character and plot lines and worlds are recreated. But this wasn’t right for that.”
As a person who constantly binge watches lots of content, I feel like I could watch the movie in one sitting, but, just in case I can't finish it all, it's nice to know that I can use that guide! If you're a purist, go ahead and watch the entire film in one night just don't watch it on your smartphone.