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12 of the Most Controversial Takes on Films That Will Surprise You

Twilight (2008)
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What is a controversial film opinion you possess? I think Spring Breakers (2012) is one of A24’s best films, and nothing can get me to watch any superhero movie. I know those two statements infuriate individuals, so here are 12 other controversial takes about the film industry.

1. Twilight (2008) Matches Nolan

Twilight (2008)
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“Regardless of quality, I think the first Twilight movie is as much of an auteur film as the work of David Lynch or Christopher Nolan.

When I consider the over-the-top moody color grade with the predominant blues and accented reds. Its use of iconography, symbolism, and references to other media. How it essentially takes self-insert fan fiction and translates that kind of media perfectly into a cinematic experience, right down to the hokey dialogue.

The allegorical parallels to Mormonist views on sexuality, the almost cold and nocturnal flavor of indie rock used throughout the film. It all feels extremely cohesive, purposeful, and unique compared to other films of its ilk,” a film fanatic airs. 

2. Forrest Gump (1994) Is Overrated

Forrest Gump (1994) Is Overrated
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“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get,” Tom Hanks says in his titular role of Forrest Gump, a tale of a slower man who navigates the world while trying to seek justice for his first love. Many forum members report that Forrest Gump doesn’t deserve the acclaim and praise it receives to this day.  

3. Past Lives (2023) Doesn’t Deserve the Hype

Past Lives (2023) Doesn't Deserve the Hype
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Several media outlets state the new film Celine Song’s Past Lives, starring Greta Lee and Teo Yoo is the best movie of 2023 so far. While most critics rate the film with immense praise, many viewers believe critics should hold applause due to the slow-moving plot.

4. Lady Bird (2017) Is an Annoying Protagonist

Lady Bird (2017) Is an Annoying Protagonist
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Before Barbie, Greta Gerwig directed her 2017 coming-of-age masterpiece Lady Bird. Well, not everyone treats the film with as much respect as others. A few respondents claim they couldn’t get around Christine’s (Lady Bird’s) aggravating character to delve into the plot.

5. Scary Movie Franchise (2000-2013) Have the Best Comedies

Scary Movie Franchise (2000-2013) Have the Best Comedies
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Scary Movie franchise has the funniest ‘comedy’ films. I can never understand how they all have under 5/10 ratings on IMDb. They are why I wish there were an actual “pure” comedy tag that is just for laughs,” a comedy fan praises the parodies.

6. Liking Action Films Doesn’t Make You Less of a Film Fan

Liking Action Films Doesn't Make You Less of a Film Fan
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Have you ever been in a room of self-proclaimed film nerds who suggest you aren’t a genuine horror fan if you don’t like elevated horror? Or say you aren’t worthy of calling yourself a movie critic if you like Fast and Furious? If you like action films, thrillers, animation, or any genre labeled “mainstream,” you can still consider yourself a film enthusiast. 

7. Inception (2010)

Inception (2010)
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Today’s generation of film fanatics adores using the word mid to rate subpar or average cinema productions. One person believes that Christopher Nolan’s 2010 feature Inception should not stand out as a blueprint for mind-twisting films.

8. Kids (1995) Is the Best Film

Kids (1995) Is the Best Film 
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One of the most controversial films in the 90s was Kids, Larry King’s feature starring household names like Chloe Sevigny, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Rosario Dawson. Kids provide an unflinching spotlight into living in New York as a teenager in the 90s during the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A user on this thread believes Kids is the greatest movie ever.

9. James Cameron

James Cameron
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“I think James Cameron is a bad filmmaker. The only good movie he ever made was Terminator. Everything else he made has been either mid (Terminator 2, Aliens) or horrendous (Avatar, Titanic),” someone writes.

“James Cameron knows how to make a blockbuster film, but his 21st-century filmography besides Alita is mid,” this commenter thinks.

10. Harry Potter Movies (2001-2011) Are Better Than the Books

Harry Potter Movies (2001-2011) Are Better Than the Books
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione became cultural icons after the release of the first Harry Potter book (1997) and film (2001). Although Harry Potter fans dislike the author and creator of the world, J.K. Rowling, many Harry Potter hounds can separate the art from the artist. Still, a margin of devotees share an unpopular opinion that the films exceed the books in terms of quality and engagement.

11. Schindler’s List (1993) Glorifies Violence

Schindler's List (1993) Glorifies Violence
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“I do not understand why people praise it so much. Sure, it’s well-directed, the acting was amazing, and there are things that I understand that are good in this film. But the way Spielberg handled this matter was awful—especially in some scenes like the shower scene,” someone who doesn’t like this film rants.

“Luckily, I’m not the only one who has expressed their dislike towards this film, since Michael Haneke has also talked about it. From personal experience, many people I have seen praising it was because of its subject being one of the most important events for humanity that we should never let happen again. Films about it should exist so people can educate themselves, but that should not be the sole reason you consider a film great.”

12. Wes Anderson’s Films Are Pretentious

Wes Anderson
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Wes Anderson emerged as a filmmaker known to use symmetry, distinct color codes, static shots, and precision in most of his shots. His comedy also usually favors an offbeat tone with strange characters, but his quirky filmmaking only appeals to some viewers.

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Best in Show
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8 Controversial Comedies That Could Never Be Made Today

Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller
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Written by Gabrielle Reeder

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