I remember we used to keep catching bits and pieces on TV, but it was always on too late. (7:00 bedtime, YUCK!) I didn't see the full movie until probably 2003-4. I guess I'm the minority in that I don't think the runtime is too long. You can never spend too much time at Hogwarts in my opinion! Watching it today, it's still great but some of the humor and special effects haven't aged too well.