The 10 controversial films adapted from the real disasters

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What’s the important for the movies adapted from the real accidents? I think the most important of this kind of movie is the degree of reduction. The film adapted from the real disaster need to do is that not only to reveal the truth, but also to respect the unfortunate person who died and their family members. The below 10 movies are not enough good and be full of controversy.

10. Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor

IMDb 6.1/10

Director: Michael Bay

Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett

There’re two main problems in Pearl Harbor.

The first is that it made a real tragedy happened in December 7, 1941 into a frenzy action movie, although the film was well produced. But should we be excited about this great catastrophic event which causes a large number of people died?

The second is that the film interlude a love story like "Titanic". The strange triangle love relationships among Kate Beckinsale, Josh Harnett and Ben Affleck just make people feel awkward and ridiculous and again went off the tragedy theme of the original movie.

9. Auschwitz (2011)

奥斯维辛( 2011 )

IMDb 3.2/10

Director: Uwe Boll

Stars: Steffen Mennekes, Arved Birnbaum, Maximilian Gärtner

Although the horrors of the Holocaust is essential, but the film seems to have a special focus on the violence of killing children in the concentration camp and a direct display of violence, killing , rather than a clever clip. The result is that the film is unable to match the heavy theme and become bad movie.

8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

特别响,非常近( 2011 )

IMDb 6.9/10

Director: Stephen Daldry

Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock

Some people praise the film is the first movie to reflect the 9.11 events positively, but in fact the 9.11 events in this story is not essential, because the father played by Tom Hanks could easily killed by a drunk driver or was shot dead by the robbers? This plot was arranged in the film, so obviously, in an attempt to create a momentum earning more box office with the assistance of this tragic event topic.

7. Raise the Titanic (1980)

Raise the Titanic

IMDb 4.7/10

Director: Jerry Jameson

Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby

“Raise the Titanic” is a disastrous film based on the Titanic wreck accident. The plot of this film is ridiculous and let people feel disgusted. The shipwreck which killed 1503 people became the stage of boring spy plot. More importantly, it’s said there were seventeen people taking part in the preparation of the script.

6. The perfect Storm (2000)

The Perfect Storm

IMDb 6.4/10

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly

The wrong relevant facts in the original novel, such as name spelling errors, failed to interview the important parties and so on appeared in this movie again. But what’s more worse is that the film makers have no respect for the victims’ families using the majority of the crew’s real name and caused some families to sue the producers, accusing them not having a right to do so. This showed the foolish without any sympathy of the film producers.

5. September Dawn (2006)

September Dawn

IMDb 5.8/10

Director: Christopher Cain

Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope

Although Jon Voigt's performance was well received, but the Holocaust prettfied directly made people feel disgusting .And there‘s any opinion for religious extremism in the movie.

4. World Trade Center (2006)

World Trade Center

IMDb 6.0/10

Director: Oliver Stone

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello

Although there’s some merits in the film, at least looks gorgeous, but there’re more disadvantages. The movie is too, serious with intense emotion appearing exaggerated. It takes some fantastic images in a stupid style, contrary to its purpose.

3. Sanctum (2011)


IMDb 5.9/10

Director: Alister Grierson

Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley, Christopher James Baker

In the film, the role of Carle played by Ioan Gruffudd basically became the psychopathic murderer villain. He stole the last respirator, also attacked the other surviving members. It is almost superfluous. Because there was no need to kill anyone, it’s almost a catastrophic event.

2. Remember Me (2010)

Remember Me

IMDb 7.2/10

Director: Allen Coulter

Stars: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund

The role of Taylor played by Robert Patttinson was in his father's office and of course, this room happened to be one of the Twin Towers. Taylor died in the attack of 9.11. The movie critic criticized that the national tragedy was used to support a rather mediocre film, which don’t respect the people who died in 9.11 and their families.

1. The Reader (2008)

The Reader

IMDb 7.6/10

Director: Stephen Daldry

Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz

Hanna is illiterate, so she was ignorant. Subconsciously downplayed her guilt. But don't forget the fact it was "ignorant” her killing many lives cruelly. Can illiteracy be more embarrassing than the Holocaust?