There’s A Rebuttal For That – Complaint #20

“Feature length” does not mean three hours long.

Complaint #20 – I honestly think that if they would have taken an extra 45 minutes to build on her relationships with those around her that the movie would be better than okay; it would have been memorable.

TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – Unfortunately, this movie being 2:22 long is quite long for a movie geared towards the core audience of teenagers and young adults.  Logistically speaking, making it a 3 hour movie would have been great, but it also would’ve prevented some people from going to see it, which could affect the amount of money made and any plans of sequels.  There are rare cases where it works splendidly (like the LOTR series), but those are rare cases.

Perri, – Of course a longer running time would mean more relationship development, but who has the patience to sit through a three-hour+ film? I’d like to bet that if those relationships, and therefore the running time, were amped up, there’d be so much material in the film, every little thing still wouldn’t resonate. Plus, we’ve got a whole franchise to look forward to! If you want relationships that feel honest and natural, it’s better to let them breathe.

Courtney, – Are you crazy? A three hour movie? That’s a huge deterrent for the general public. Word gets out fast, and many people would have decided against seeing it.

Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – Umm. Why drag out something that is supposed to build itself throughout the series?


To see our previous complaints, go to our Rebuttal Page

We will be posting a new complaint and our argument against it each day until all 36 complaints have been posted.  We hope that if you didn’t like the movie for any of the issues we have coming within this next month, you will continue to hear us out and at least take into consideration our reasoning/rebuttal about it. Logical comments are welcome!  All others are invalid.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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