Divisive/Polarizing films

If your someone who's unfamiliar with a certain film you come to IMDB (or any other site) to find info on it. But instead of getting a clear idea of whether or not the movie is mostly considered good or bad you get mixed confusing/conflicting opinions about it. some going into Flame war territory. Note: i know that no one thing is ever universally liked/hated, so this isn't about that. this list is about films that tend to divide audiences down the middle. i'll give my personal opinion but i'm gonna remain neutral as i don't fault anyone for liking something i don't nor hate something i like....be prepared to see A LOT of genre films, films with political subtext, and TONS of heavily contested prequels/sequels/remakes listed.....list will be ongoing,
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Hulk (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Hulk (and probably watchmen) is a text book example of divided opinion. Great underrated gem, or a complete mess with a director who don't understand the character?? my personal opinion?: i thought it was well made, BUT i understand why it's polarizing. ” - the_urban_prince
Crash (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
“ terrible film that teaches us "racism is bad", or a genuinely good film? the flame wars over this film tend to veer into unfortunate implications territory, which is kinda ironic to me. my personal opinion?...well i liked it. but considering the subject matter i'm not surprise it's flame bait. ” - the_urban_prince
Watchmen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. (162 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ A boring bleak, sadistic, slow film with a misleading trailer, and a film that does a disservice by being TOO faithful? or a imperfect masterpiece that will be vindicated by history years from now? my personal OP?: i rather enjoyed it..and was enthralled by it. roger ebert agrees. lol

note: however most tend to universally agree that the opening montage was epic and moving. ” - the_urban_prince
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
“ a great film with a interesting take on revenge?, or a movie where nobody is likeable? what i have noticed is that the contention comes from arguments on whether the 2 leads are "good" or "bad" , or whether or not Clyde "won" and proved his point or "lost". basically people are projecting their own ideology and political beliefs into the film (much like crash) my personal opinion?: i, don't know really, i'm a HUGE fan of F. Gary Gray but i had mixed feelings about this film. ” - the_urban_prince
Predators (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators. (107 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ A great step in the right direction?, or more stagnation? this is mostly between core audiences though. my personal opinion?: i don't hate it but i felt that the tension was forced and didn't flow as natural as the original. Plus i thought that it was no worse or better than the AVP films. but i still think it was a solid film. ” - the_urban_prince
Predator 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ same as predators, some thinks it underrated others think it was a terrible sequel. my personal opinion?: i liked it and thought danny glover was a awesome lead. ” - the_urban_prince
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win. (101 mins.)
“ A great popcorn flick?, or a terrible watered down kiddie adaptation of the beloved darkhorse comic series? (that's if they realize it's based on the comics and not the films), alternatively a terrible dilution of both franchises conceptually?. there's 3 sets of arguments about this film. one group loves the film for what it is, others hate that FOX made a cheesy safe PG-13 film with no space marines, and not set in the future, another group is the fans of both franchises who are mutually exclusive who hates the idea regardless. MY OP?: i'm in the second group. ” - the_urban_prince
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival. (94 mins.)
“ same issue as the first film, except that the people who like the first film HATE this one and vice versa. to some this is what the first should have been, others seems to hate the very dark sadistic tone of the film, plus people seem to think wolf was incompetent..my opinion?: i still hate that it was still set on present day earth but enjoyed it more than the first. ” - the_urban_prince
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto. (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ great film, where x-men goes all out? or wolverine and his friends part 3? alternatively a short film that was crammed with too many characters with little characterizations. my op?: well...lets just say i almost gave up on the x-men after this lol ” - the_urban_prince
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years. (107 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
“ more wolverine,for better or for worse? the less we talk about what happened to dead pool the better. my OP?:i didn't hate it i just thought it was average, and safe. although some scenes i did find excellent. i just don't trust fox to really make a good film. and the rumors about the behind the scenes meddling was already a bad sign. ” - the_urban_prince
Speed Racer (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile. (135 mins.)
“ great fun film that captures the spirit of the cartoon?, or a seizure inducing Technicolor mess?

my OP?: i liked it. ” - the_urban_prince
Superman Returns (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination. (154 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ a slow long boring film that apes the Donner film too much and doesn't have it's own identity?, or a outstanding homage to the Donner film? my OP?: it wasn't for me, i appreciate what singer was aiming for though.

Note: interestingly enough X3 came out around the same time. people were saying X-Men needed Sup's length for character development, while Sup's needed X3's length and action. ” - the_urban_prince
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ great gritty crime/police drama?, or a overrated film where Washington's Oscar win was undeserved? My OP?: i thought it was just ok.

Notes: people who hate this film hates it for different reasons, one group hates this film cause they thought Washington's Oscar win was politically motivated, Others hate it because they thought the industry was being racist cynics for giving him a Oscar for playing a corrupt evil character. especially after he was over looked when he was in arguably better roles. ” - the_urban_prince
Sucker Punch (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. (110 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Great genre-busting action film?, or a incoherent mess that looks like a video game that stole every cliche imaginable from every anime/comicbook/video game/film imaginable? my OP?: i LOVED it...that is all.

Notes: to be honest i saw the polarization coming a mile away. ” - the_urban_prince
Monster's Ball (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed. (111 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ The EXACT same issues as Training Day. My OP?: not for me, although halle is hot. ” - the_urban_prince
Dark Blue (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics. (118 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ Great crime drama? or more liberal Hollywood propaganda? again i think this is about people projecting their own socio-political ideology onto the film instead of liking it/hating it for what it is. my OP?: i liked it, and kurt was awesome in it. ” - the_urban_prince
Prince of Darkness (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (102 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ an underrated masterpiece, with a interesting concept?, or a terrible incoherent film that marks carpenter's decline? my OP: this is one of my favorite carpenter films!! ” - the_urban_prince
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ a dark bleak down beat movie that's considered either good or bad for those very reasons. My OP: I loved and thought the polarizing ending was deliciously dark. hell even Stephen king loved it!!

Notes: i find it ironic that horror films with dark serious tones are the ones most polarizing among people who claim to be "horror fans"..why is that??...serious question. ” - the_urban_prince
Quarantine (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers. (89 mins.)
“ a terrible rehash of a great Spanish flick? or a great film that's just as good as the Spanish version? my OP: i saw both and loved both ” - the_urban_prince
Shuttle (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness. (107 mins.)
Director: Edward Anderson
“ a misogynistic sleazy film?, or a great dark film that covers a real world issue? my OP?: i thought it was slow, and one twist that happened in the middle of the film i saw coming a mile away. the ending was dark but not terribly shocking considering you can figure out whats happening before the ending. ” - the_urban_prince
Undead (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out. (104 mins.)
“ a great zombie satire on par with Shaun of the dead, or flat out terrible? my op?: i thought it was OK, didn't love it but i didn't hate it either. ” - the_urban_prince
Death Proof (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. (113 mins.)
“ a slow boring film with too much mundane dialog?, or another Tarantino classic? my OP?: none...i haven't seen it yet lol ” - the_urban_prince
Day of the Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
“ a boring dialog heavy mediocre zombie film and the starting decline of Romero?, or a underrated gem, with alot of great character nuances? my OP: it had to grow on me, as i got older i loved it more.

Notes: i think after a few years there are more people that love this film. i think that's why it went from being a weak entry into the living dead series and upgraded to a polarizing film. if you call that a step up. there's also the debate on whether or not the scientists are idiots, or the soldiers. i think people missed the point that they ALL were short sighted idiots. ” - the_urban_prince
Quantum of Solace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ a badly edited film that wants to be the bourne films so badly?, or a tightly filmed underrated bond film? my OP?: i haven't seen it yet lol ” - the_urban_prince
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Savini
“ While some say that it's incredibly underrated and complements the original, some even saying it's far more entertaining. others however say it's a terrible remake that tarnishes the original. Sub-arguments of this film are;

Patricia Tallman's interpretation of barbera vs the original actress (O'dea) interpretation. Plus there's the level of bad ass that Tallman's character took.

Tony Todd vs Duane Jones' version of Ben.

Whether or not the revamped ending is better than the original.

my OP?: i LOVED this film i think tom savini did a great job. ” - the_urban_prince
War of the Worlds (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival. (116 mins.)
“ a nice epic modern interpretation of H.G. Wells classic? or a terrible film with a ridiculous set up for the aliens, with the most obnoxious family ever? my OP?: i liked it, but yeah the family was kinda grating. ” - the_urban_prince
The Road (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ awesome moving film about a loving father and his son's struggle for survival? or a depressing, bleak, darker than black, brutal film that's totally un-enjoyable? my OP?: i loved it and was sad that it was snubbed.

Notes: to be fair the book it's based upon is rather polarizing too. ” - the_urban_prince
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
“ further proof that foreign horror is surpassing American horror cinema? or pretentious gory trash? my OP: i liked it although i felt that the ending made the film moot. ” - the_urban_prince
High Tension (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ a film that collapses under it's own faulty logic? or a unique foreign horror film? my OP?: I wanted to like it, i really did, but the reveal towards the end breaks the movie because of the contradictions ” - the_urban_prince
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After hunting down and killing hundreds of violent criminals, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, faces his most deadly foe yet: Jigsaw. (103 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ A film that finally does the character justice? or yet another terrible adaptation of the character? my OP?: i liked it the tone was inconsistent though. ” - the_urban_prince
Open Water (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When two divers find themselves stranded in the ocean, getting rescued becomes the least of their worries when a frenzy of hungry sharks close in on them. (79 mins.)
Director: Chris Kentis
“ Open Water is either a indie masterpiece drawing maximum tension and drama from two actors and a whole lot of water or it's two irritating yuppies sniping at each other for an hour while the audience cheers for the sharks. My OP?: haven't seen it in awhile but i remember liking it. ” - the_urban_prince
Pootie Tang (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America... (81 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
“ A plain terrible film? or a modern day cult classic? My OP?: i don't remember what i thought of it lol, it's been awhile. ” - the_urban_prince
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ The Fountain Life-alteringly profound Tear Jerker, or melodramatic, impenetrably muddled Author Tract? Seeing as how it's Aronofsky's tribute to Solaris and 2001: A Space Odyssey, this comes as no surprise. my OP?: i haven't seen it yet lol ” - the_urban_prince
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
“ A dark disgusting sequel? or a awesome follow up? My OP?: I LOVED this movie growing up!!. ” - the_urban_prince
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ A awesome modern day cult classic?, or a overrated over hyped incoherent film? my OP?: i liked it well enough. ” - the_urban_prince
Secretary (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. (104 mins.)
“ Some see it as a sweet unconventional love story, while others find it....just disturbing MY OP?: i remember liking it.. ” - the_urban_prince
The Strangers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
“ People either found the masks and lack of motive creepy or silly. My OP?: i thought it had some great tense scenes but nothing groundbreaking. liked it overall though.

Notes: Also depends on how scared you are of home invasion. ” - the_urban_prince
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ evil violation of the original?, or fun straight-ahead popcorn flick? My OP?: i loved it.

Note: the general consensus among mainstream audiences is that the film is good, the polarization is among the core fans. ” - the_urban_prince
Funny Games (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Funny Games. 47% of metacritic reviews are 0 or 1. 30% are 9 or 10. Only 5% are in the middle range of 4-6. Virtually everyone seems to agree that it is unpleasant to watch—the division is between those who feel it is a brilliant piece of art and social commentary, and yet further proof that foreign horror is cutting edge vs. those who feel it is nothing but pretentious Gorn. MY OP?: haven't seem it yet. ” - the_urban_prince
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives. (87 mins.)
Director: David Silverman
“ The Simpsons Movie had this effect on its fans, with some considering it to be one of the funniest, and most fun and epic films of all time on par with the show's greatest episodes from the mid-nineties, and others claiming it's three post-Shark Jump episodes stitched together awkwardly with the flaws of the newer episodes turned Up To Eleven. My OP? i thought it was just ok, i thought it started off funny as hell but turned into another homer/marge melodrama. ” - the_urban_prince
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (160 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Miracle at St. Anna is either a masterpiece, a imperfect masterpiece, completely terrible and everything in between. MY OP: i loved it!, it won me over especially at the end.

Note: some say the back lash against this movie was mostly towards Spike Lee than anything else. which is unfortunate because outside of lee nobody else is willing to tell the story of black WW2 vets. the entertainment industry don't even acknowledge that they exist! ” - the_urban_prince
The Book of Eli (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. (118 mins.)
“ Either it's an interesting, rather cerebral, and highly enjoyable post-apocalyptic movie, or it's too preachy and implausible. my OP?: i thought it kinda dragged at parts but liked it over all. ” - the_urban_prince
Splice (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ Audiences either find it a refreshing twist to the monster movie genre or a cliched, Squeamish film with characters running with the Idiot Ball. my OP?: i found it fascinating and was anticipating it as far back as 07 when the nude live action concept picks of Dren was released. ” - the_urban_prince
The Last Exorcism (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stamm
“ Absolutely terrible, and or the first 9/10 of the film is good while that last 1/10 ruined the whole movie, vs this film is awesome. My OP?: i loved it, it was slow but it kept me engage.

Note: interesting to note that the critics was generally kind in their reviews giving it high ratings, while becoming polarizing among general the public. ” - the_urban_prince
The Zombie Diaries (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
In the early part of the 21st century, an unknown deadly virus is spreading among the population. The... (85 mins.)
“ a completely terrible no budget film that's in a long list of follow the leader mediocre copycat found footage/POV horror movies, or is this what diary of the dead SHOULD have been? my OP?: i LOVED this. i thought the low budget added to the gritty creepy feel and realism of the film, where as diary failed in this area. ” - the_urban_prince
Megan Is Missing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Fictional drama based on actual events, about 2 teen-age girls who encounter an internet predator. (85 mins.)
Director: Michael Goi
“ polarizing for the EXACT same reason as shuttle, although the ending to this one is arguably much darker. my OP?: i liked it but felt uncomfortable with liking it. lol ” - the_urban_prince
Changing Lanes (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud. (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ same issues as law abiding citizen, and like that film i think people are once again projecting their own personal beliefs unto the film. my OP?: i thought it was a great thriller but suffered from too many contrived coincidences ” - the_urban_prince
Diary of the Dead (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own. (95 mins.)
“ a improvement over land of the dead?, or further proof of Romero's decline? my OP? i loved it, i did think it was a little too polished to be a found footage type film, but this was explained away towards the end so fair enough i guess ” - the_urban_prince
For Colored Girls (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular. (133 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
“ Tyler Perry finally made a good movie?, or did he butcher a excellent play?, alternatively is it a depressing sap story with no positivity for black women? my OP?: i haven't seen it yet. ” - the_urban_prince
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
The crazy and comical Mabel Simmoms, otherwise known as Madea, tries to wrangle her fighting family together for a family dinner regarding the health of her niece Shirley. (106 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
“ this actually is a place holder for all the madea films in general. Tyler Perry is polarizing even among the target audience. but usually for widely different reasons. they're either terrible films filled with moral/value dissonance and terrible stereotypes, or they're some of the very few films that doesn't marginalize black women...draw your own conclusion. my OP?: i generally never seen his films. at least not all the way through.

Note: it should be noted that the praise about black female depiction does have a few black female detractors as well claiming that all of his black female characters are miserable train wrecks who are never happy. while a few black men say he depicts black men negatively by constantly pandering to black women. others believe the detractors in general are just a very loud vocal minority. ” - the_urban_prince
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (122 mins.)
“ a great return of indie or a heartbreaking disappointment?

my op?: i thought it was ok ” - the_urban_prince
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. (139 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ a great final chapter to the Rami films, or is it a complete and utter disaster?

my op?: i enjoyed it... ” - the_urban_prince
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier who unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he. (112 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier
“ so how about a second try at this hulk thing. maybe this one will get it right?...right???

WRONG!!....this film is either a great action film, or yet another film that got the character wrong

my op?: i loved it, and actually preferred the menacing design of Norton's hulk to ruffalo's. ” - the_urban_prince
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ a good movie in it's own right? or a terrible film that has nothing in it that made Carpenter's film great?

my op?: it's entertaining in it's own right, but it's still overshadowed by the carpenter film in the view of my rose tinted glasses.

Notes: basically it's a prequel to carpenter's film. in fact it's just like his film except minus the suffocating tension and intense paranoia. which was intentional according to the scriptwriter. according to him the studio wanted a leaner and meaner film. ironically what they excluded from the prequel might have been what made the carpenter film a unappealing box office bomb, but also caused this film not to be as beloved as the carpenter version. they was likely screwed either way. ” - the_urban_prince
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ a boring film that had a weak finish (or a good film that had a weak finish), and fassbender as it's sole saving grace, or a great addition to the alien franchise?

my op?: well it LOOKED great, i liked the ideas behind it although it's been done to death in science fiction. but otherwise i was under whelmed by it. ” - the_urban_prince
Frontier(s) (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis. (108 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
“ like every other audacious foreign horror film Fropntier (s) proved very polarizing. on one hand highly praised, and on another heavily derided. intial reaction was very positive till it got wider release.

my op?: haven't seen it yet. ” - the_urban_prince
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Gojira (Godzilla) travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X. (125 mins.)
“ The 28th Godzilla film and the sixth and final entry in the Millennium era. Due to the previous films not making enough yen, Toho decided to temporarily retire Godzilla with a bang. They brought back many Kaiju that haven't been seen in many decades, a music soundtrack different to previous movies, and a more action-oriented story. Unfortunately, it was the least attended film of the Millennium series and reviews were mixed. Some criticized it for not developing the story and characters enough while others lauded it for being a fun celebration of the King of the Monsters. in fact TV Tropes makes it out to be the most divisive Godzilla film ever made...EVER!...PERIOD.

My Op?: i saw it on crackle and thought it was typical Godzilla goodness. i did find it boring at parts ” - the_urban_prince
Daredevil (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. (103 mins.)
“ a terrible film with no redeeming qualities or a film that's vindicated through the directors cut? ” - the_urban_prince
Evil Dead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ this is a very strange , but not surprising example. most of this boils down to fans of evil dead 2, and army of darkness not liking this one cause it's closer in tone to the original which was straight faced horror. it also didn't help that people were confused about it being a remake/reboot or a sequel. either way people are bitterly split over it. ” - the_urban_prince
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams. (95 mins.)
Director: Samuel Bayer
“ polarizing for almost the same reason as evil dead, the straight faced dark tone put people off, well that and it was a remake that re-cast a beloved character. pus changing the make up design.. others like it for the same reasons, also saying he actually looks like a burn victim. plus people enjoyed the darker tone. ” - the_urban_prince
World War Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ a film plagued by development hell and production issues was highly polarizing when finally released. the domestic take was fairly weak, but internationally a hit. critics thought the film was ok. the general American public either despises it because of the safe PG-13 rating, the bastardization of the source material, or just didn't like it on it's own merit, or alternatively people liked it because of those very reasons. There is some people who fall in between who likes the concept but hate the execution. ” - the_urban_prince
Man of Steel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ It's either a epic superman movie that's everything superman returns wasn't, or a needlessly dark film with an absurd amount of collateral damage. THE FLAMES MY GOD,THEY BURN!!!!!

Should be noted that the argument about it being dark and gritty is heavily contested. ” - the_urban_prince
The Babadook (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
“ A great creepy cerebral film, with a very good child actor. or a boring pretentious movie that retreads ideas that's already been done with an annoying kid to boot? ” - the_urban_prince