In recent years, Hollywood has strived to release impossibly long films. Avengers: Endgame, Avatar: The Sense of Water, and John Wick: Chapter 4 are just a few of the biggest blockbusters that exemplify this idea, and some fans don’t like it one bit.
As for the criticisms of the excessive visuals in John Wick: Chapter 4, the director Chad Stahelski spoke to Discussing Film, where he first defended the length of the film, explaining that it’s actually just over two and a half hours due to its credits, and that’s still a longer time commitment smaller than, say, people who spend evenings watching entire television seasons at home.
“I also watch movies from all over the world. I literally agree with (James) Cameron when he says Americans are the only ones who are uncomfortable getting up and taking a bathroom break.” “I don’t want to get up so I have to hold on and now it’s too long.” Get up. I have something for you, for anyone watching John Wick: Chapter 4, after the water scene in the club, I did this to make you want to go to the bathroom. It’s a good time to go to the bathroom and come back, and everything will be fine (laughs).”
What do you think of the films and their length? Do you prefer shorter projects or are you happy with the current trend in Hollywood?