Director of John Wick: Chapter 4 has hit back at criticism of the film’s marathon three-hour runtime, by far the longest in the franchise.
The film – a third sequel to the hit 2014 action thriller starring Keanu Reeves – lasts two hours and 49 minutes in total. In comparison, the original John Wick was a mere 101 minutes.
Critics and fans have reportedly questioned the reasoning for such a long sequel, but the film’s director Chad Stahelski has dismissed the impact of these criticisms, telling Digital Spy: “If that’s the critique, we’ll take it.
“I don’t think we’ve ever concerned ourselves, we just watch the movie. I think it’s the length that we feel is the best version of the movie. We’ve tried longer, we’ve tried much shorter. That’s what we feel is a good movie.”