It’s better to start with my new movie. Let’s start with Knight Shyamalan, Old. The good thing about Old is that the story of the film was completely hidden until its release and not much was revealed about it. But one thing was clear about this film beforehand; Completely different feedback from critics and audiences. Every time I am. Knight Shyamalan returns to the cinema with a new film. One should expect this to happen.
Of course. Knight Shyamalan is not the only director whose films receive mixed reviews, and other filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Nicholas Winding Raffen, Darren Aronofsky, and many others join Shyamalan in this group. Whether you like Shyamalan or not, this director can easily turn cinema into a more exciting place.
For example, a movie like Old that gets 5 stars from some audiences and gets a high score, or some people do not have a positive opinion about it and even give it a score of 0, is far more attractive and controversial than a movie that gets a total score of 3. Old seems to have just been released on July 23, 2021 (August 1, 1400) and there is a lot of debate about whether this is the best or worst work of Shyamalan.
1. Old (2021)
Knight Shyamalan has great skill and experience in making such films. As mentioned earlier, opinions about this film are so contradictory that most critics do not show much interest in Old and consider it a stupid and soulless imitation of a psychological trailer, something that Shyamalan has been able to do before. Titles like Signs and The Sixth Sense do well.
Starring Gail Garcia Bernal, Vicky Cripps, Rufus Seoul, Eliza Scanlan, Alex Wolf, Eamonn Elliott and Abby Lee, the film tells the story of a couple named Guy and Prisca. The couple travels to a tropical resort with their young children, Trent and Maddox, as the family’s last vacation before divorce. On the advice of the resort manager, the family visits a secluded beach where strange things happen.
Peter Bardshaw, one of the Guardian’s film critics, described Old as an extraordinary film that, with the director’s hard work, blurs the line between seriousness and nonsense. But there have been other experts who have harshly criticized the film for its poor performance and very bad dialogue.
2. Mother! (2017)
The film Mother, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was in a similar situation to Old when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was released in theaters a few weeks later. It seemed that it could not be agreed upon at all.
Fans considered Mother to be one of Aronofsky’s best and most successful works, a film that attracted much attention not only in terms of cinematography and direction, but also in terms of storytelling. But on the other hand, the critics considered it a ridiculous work!
The film was able to perform brilliantly at the box office and was considered by many to be a rich cinematic allegory with a dreamy nightmare. Mother tells the story of a couple whose quiet life is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Damon Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Kristen Wiig. Mother! He was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 74th Venice Film Festival.
3. The Fountain (2006)
Collaborating studios with Darren Aronofsky has never been easier. The director also remade the script after Warner Bros.’s $ 75 million budget was reduced to $ 35 million. It was expected that despite the budget cuts to such an extent, there would be ambiguous results for the film.
The Fountain consists of three parallel stories that join at the end. It begins with the story of a Spanish warrior named Thomas (Hugh Jackman). He seeks the tree of life in the forests of the Mayan habitat on the orders of Queen Isabel (Rachel Wise).
The second story is about the life of Dr. Tom Crew (Hugh Jackman) who seeks cancer treatment to save his wife Is (Rachel Wise) from death. In the third story is the story of a man who floats in an unknown space inside a bubble with a dry and old tree.
The Guardian website writes about this film: There is a strange feeling of death in it, which gradually becomes shocking with pity and selfishness. “If you’re one of those moviegoers who’s frustrated with great filmmakers and annoying stereotypes, you might want to check out The Fountain,” a fan told Premier Magazine.
4. Watchmen (2009)
Zack Snyder managed to set a strange record with the film 300, although the general public had a positive opinion of it, but some considered it a racist film and it was criticized a lot in terms of portraying reality, false characterizations and portraying Iranians.
After that, another film directed by Zack Snyder called “Sucker Punch” was released in 2011, which unfortunately did not receive positive feedback from critics as well as audiences. But most of the comments about the movie “Guardians” were contradictory, and Roger Ebert, a well-known journalist and critic, said about the movie: “Watchman is a bold exercise in portraying the superhero style. “In this film, sound, images and characters are combined in a very strange visual experience that evokes the feeling of a graphic novel.”
On the other hand, many critics described the film as soulless, with a violent action that could never be true to its original source.
5. The Counselor (2013)
The Counselor was made in 2013 with a strong cast of Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, directed by Ridley Scott in 2013.
With a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, one of America’s greatest novelists, the film could have been a big contender for an Academy Award, but that did not happen. The Counselor made a lot of noise after its release in cinemas and met the fate of other films on this list, some of which raised it and praised it a lot, while others considered it a minor work.
Most critics believe that the film is longer than it looks and that there are many scenes in it that do not end in a specific place. The story of the film revolves around a respected and trusted lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who has been in a stormy love affair with a girl named Laura (Penelope Cruz) for some time and has recently decided to marry her.
But the lawyer needs a lot of money to make the best of his life together, so in a strange move, he decides to take part in a lucrative drug deal arranged by a friend of his, Rainer (Javier Bardem).
6. Only God Forgive (2013)
Nicholas Winding Raffen is one of those directors whose films often receive mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The Dutch filmmaker has already made successful productions such as Drive with Ryan Gosling, for which he won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Only God Forgives seemed controversial from the start, as Ryan Gosling joined the project after Drive to reunite with Winding Raffen. However, after the two collaborated, they were ridiculed by some at the Cannes Film Festival, and many critics had very negative comments about it.
Some moviegoers did not feel good about it due to the high violence of some scenes, while the Chicago Sun-Times considered Only God Forgives to be one of the most shocking and shocking films of the year.
7. To The Wonder (2012)
After winning the Palme d’Or in 2011 for The Tree of Life, Terence Malik returned in 2012 with another full-length film, To The Wonder. So the expectations from him were high.
The drama film, starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, Romina Mundello and Olga Korilenko, has a lot of controversy between critics and audiences.
Some experts considered it a poor film, which not only was not interesting, but also took Terence Malik a few steps back. But there were other critics who praised him, believing that Malik was able to adhere to the improvisational style we saw in the Tree of Life, and that he portrayed it correctly in the film.
8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is arguably the most controversial film of the 21st century, according to critics. The film was made as the eighth installment in the 2017 Star Wars movie series written and directed by Ryan Johnson, and is in fact a sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was made in 2015 and directed by JJ Abrams.
There are many different opinions about this film. Some Star Wars fans could not cope with this movie at all, and Eric Cohen, a critic of IndirWire, considers it one of the most satisfying Star Wars movies in decades.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was made with a budget of $ 200 million and sold $ 1.332 billion worldwide. The latest addition to the best-selling film of 2017 and the fourteenth best-selling film of all Edward in the history of cinema.
Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Damon Gleason, Gwendolyn Christie, Andy Sarkis, Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern.
9. The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Hateful Eight (The Hateful Eight) was in close competition with another Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained. Released in 2012, the film won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay, and grossed $ 425 million worldwide.
But the Hateful Eight, Tarantino’s other film, according to some experts, failed to create enough coherence and harmony between the characters and the story, and many of the scenes were very dull.
The story of the film takes place in the post-American Civil War. When wars and racial strife persisted, it tells the story of eight people who are forced to stay together for a while in a hotel during events, which leads to some very interesting events between them.
The film stars well-known actors including Samuel L. Starring Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Lee, Walton Gugins, Channing Tatum and Damian Beecher.
10. Savages (2012)
The film, directed by Oliver Stone, was released in 2012 and is based on the novel of the same name by Wester Dan Winslow. The story is about two marijuana trafficker brothers (Taylor Kitch and Aaron Tyler-Johnson) who meet a girl named Ophelia (Blake Lively) and both fall in love with her until a criminal is taken hostage by Ophelia and they try to save Ophelia.
Saveges was met with bipolar reactions from critics and audiences, with Roger Ebert giving the film 3.5 stars out of 4 and praising Steven’s direction, but Conner Jason giving 2 out of 5 stars and describing the film as boring. .