Quentin Tarantino calls ‘The Social Network’ best film of the decade, angry fans say he ‘hasn’t seen Joker’
What's Quentin Tarantino's favorite film? It seems the Internet is way too eager to know the filmmaker's choices, who has delivered iconic award-winning films like 'Pulp Fiction', 'Reservoir Dogs', 'The Hateful Eight' and 'Inglourious Basterds'.
Back in January, Tarantino called Christopher Nolan’s 'Dunkirk' the second-best film of the 2010s decade. While they had epic movies like 'Django Unchained' and 'Pulp Fiction' on their minds, Tarantino officially chose 'The Social Network' as the best one in an interview with Premiere (via The Playlist).
“It’s ‘The Social Network,’ hands down. It is number one because it’s the best, that’s all! It crushes all the competition,” the 57-year-old said, calling screenwriter Aaron Sorkin “the greatest active dialogist and adding that David Fincher’s 2010 Facebook drama is better than the rest."
His announcement has created a major furor on Twitter. "I don't know about #1. But it was definitely crazy underrated. The chronology was really well done," one said and another posted, "Wrong. But a worthy choice." Another said, "100% agreed I watch this movie to get hyped before hockey games/going to bars/exams/cod free-for-all matches/taking insufficiently lubed poops/job interviews/first dates, etc."
Giving thumbs up to his opinion, one said, "This is the movie that made me realize movies were more than just the superhero extravaganzas I enjoyed when I was younger. I watched this movie over and over man."
Spewing hatred, one Twitter user posted, "I hate quarantine tarantula but he’s not wrong," and another said, "Lmao def a great film but the film of the decade? Tarantino ain’t say that man." Another wrote, "It's a great choice. I'm torn between Interstellar and Blade Runner 2049." Another wrote, "One day we’re going to look at a movie where the protagonist invents Facebook and wonder if it wasn’t a piece of weird propaganda because the heroes aren’t time travelers trying to kill him."
Several others were irked with his choice. "‘Drive’ & ‘Kingsman’ ain’t that hard to spell bozo," one said and another posted, "Just because he’s a talented director doesn’t mean he has good taste in films." Another movie buff said, "Social Network is incredible but no... That belongs to Blade Runner 2049."
Many started trolling him on Twitter. "He still hasn’t seen #Joker," one said and another wrote, "This man hasn't even seen Man from U.N.C.L.E." Mocking his choice, one said, "Looks like someone didn’t see CATS." Another wrote, "My choice #GreenRoom 2015."
One even went on to say, "Tarantino is a self-indulgent hack! Shark Exorcist 2: Primal Turbulence is by far the best film of the last 10 years, if not 20!" Wondering if it was a joke, one posted, "No it is not. White, arrogant, privileged college guys bickering about who designed a hookup app, and attained enormous wealth to make them even more privileged & arrogant, is not the best movie of the last decade. It's not even in the top ten. #Quentintarantino."