For someone who was born in 1998 it must be a real culture shock to see a B&W films. B&W films aren't inherently boring. For example the movie 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' was one of the finest films Hollywood ever made, but it's far from boring to most who are real movie fans.
However, those who are part of the MTV-generation (on forward) might find the pacing slow from their perspective because they've been watching and influenced by the pacing of MTV videos where the scene-to-scene cuts last less than 3 seconds.
Viewing B&W (and seeing the tonality exhibited) allows the mind the ability to create it's own mood and form your own emotive responses. In many ways it's more freeing. Watch the movie 'Psycho' and you can get a sense of what I mean... or NOT!