10 Most Divisive Films Of All Time
Love them or hate it, we can't stop talking about The Last Jedi.
The internet is a wonderful thing. It gives film fans access to all the latest movies, allows them to keep on top of upcoming releases and follow their favourite franchises, and argue with other fans until the small hours of the morning until they are blue in the face.
Of course, movies were polarising long before the advent of the 'net, but the online world has allowed our differences over the finer points of cinema to truly blossom. A passion for movies unites people just as much as our intense disagreements can divide us, and there's no shortage of forum posts and blogs outlining in great detail why movies are loved and maligned in equal measure.
Some movies really split the viewers down the aisle, transforming polite discussions into pitched battles between attackers and defenders. Manners are cast to one side in favour of all out war, each side determined to prove their opinion is correct.
Whether it's blockbuster comic book movies or films designed to please the art house crowds, these are the most divisive films of all time.
10. Death Proof
Few contemporary filmmakers are as divisive as Quentin Tarantino. To some he's the best filmmaker of our generation, creating one modern masterpiece after another while constantly pushing the boundaries. To others he's little more than a competent plagiarist, rehashing well worn cinematic tropes with big stars and glossy imagery.
Of all of his movies, Death Proof was the most polarising of all. A conscious nod to the exploitation movies of the 1970s, it's a film of two halves: the first is all sassy talk with quintessential Tarantino dialogue; the second, a lengthy car chase. Fans adore his fast talking build up to the chase, which they consider to be one of the greatest action sequences ever committed to film. To them, it's an underrated masterpiece.
On the other side, it's a dull and tedious slog with terrible performances delivering some of the worst dialogue ever written. Ask those who despise the film and they'll tell you it isn't just Tarantino's worst film - it's the worst film ever made.
Check out the user reviews on IMDB and the division is clear - the reviews bounce between 10 star and 1 star reviews for several pages with all the rapidity of Tarantino's dialogue.