Wyatt Earp

What is it with Kevin Costner and the far too long movies about people in the years following the Civil War? It isn't a terrible movie about the famous lawman/criminal and his family and friend Doc Holliday, in fact the acting was often very good, which makes sense considering some of the fine actors included. The trouble was that the focus was on Earp and his family connections or the lack of them so there was a lot that needed to be done to build up the various relations. After over three hours the movie kinds of gives up on itself and rushes off with a "17 years later" scene! Really? Maybe this should have been a miniseries and then it wouldn't have had to rush.