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Submitted by Gekko 895d ago | opinion piece

Why Are We So Suspicious Of Shorter Blockbuster Films?

Den of Geek writes: Every now and then on our Twitter feed, we post information about confirmed running times and certifications for interesting looking movies. One of those, earlier this week, was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which we suspect might be a good, concentrated blast of fun. We're not expecting an epic from it, but Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in an action-filled subversion of fairy tale characters has something to it.

In this particular instance, we reported that the film had been granted a 15 certificate in the UK (none of that 12A pandering here, by the looks of it), and that the confirmed running time was 87 minutes. And it was the latter that got the biggest reaction. That because the film was under an hour and a half, there's a deep suspicion that it's been chopped to ribbons.

Granted, the fact that the film was postponed from its original release date last year adds a little fuel to the theory, but I do wonder if the idea of a big, short movie is now... (Culture)

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