12 Most Divisive Movies Of 2018

11. First Man

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While there was controversy surrounding First Man before it even came out concerning the American Flag (or, more pressingly, the lack thereof) during Damien Chazelle's depiction of the Moon landing, it was something far more encompassing that led to it being heralded as either the best or worst film of the year.

First Man was negatively compared to Christopher Nolan's blockbusters, viewed by some as lacking in emotion, and ultimately a cold exercise in charting NASA's process rather than an exploration of human drama. Everyone agreed that Ryan Gosling's Armstrong came alive during the tense, wonderous space set-pieces, but that he fell flat on Earth.

Others thought that divide was pretty much the entire point of the story, though. The film wasn't intended to depict Armstrong as an all-American hero, but rather a real person who struggled in his position as a family man and excelled as an explorer and pilot.

At least both sides could agree on one thing: space has never looked scarier.


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