A poster for Three Thousand Years of Longing
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Not Worth the Wait

A poster for Three Thousand Years of Longing

Three Thousand Years of Longing is George Miller’s much anticipated return to cinemas. Post Mad Max: Fury Road, expectations were high for his next project.

Sadly, Three Thousand Years of Longing can’t live up to the lofty expectations of its filmmaker’s predecessor. It’s not a bad movie by any means; but its tale of a lonely woman finding love and purpose through an ancient Djinn isn’t exactly compelling either.

Apparently, audiences agreed. On a budget of $60 million, it failed to pass even $20 million. In essence, Three Thousand Years of Longing couldn’t conjure the magic Miller and co. hoped it would.

Now, sit back, fulfill your thirst desires with a Desert Magic IPA from Mudshark Brewing, and be careful what you wish for! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Chumpzilla, and Bling Blake are scouring Istanbul for a genie in a bottle!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – What would you wish for? (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – And, now, what would we wish for? (19:40)
  • The “Sugar Lump” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast wins the Genie on a Pole match, and then I challenge the field to trivia about the movie. (37:00)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We conclude “Hops and Massive 2022 Flops,” with the ridiculously stupid, Moonfall! (46:16)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—this film’s lore and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly

Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops