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Do you rate ridiculously bad movies 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:12 am
by livelove

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:17 am
by livelove

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:26 am
by livelove
You are ruining the ratings and TCIs by voting >0.

One of the reasons for that is, that if you rate them at, say, 40, you cannot distinguish anymore between
so bad that it's good = 40
and
ok / decent = 40

You confuse entertainment value with how good a movie is.

A movie can be ridiculously bad and have, exactly for this reason, a high entertainment value.
That's the whole premise of "movies that are so bad they are good" ...

I for one sometimes look for films of that type by browsing the worst scored films.
If you rank those films at 40, that doesn't work anymore.

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:33 am
by BillyShears
Rankings are on how entertained I was watching it aka "IM NOT BORED IM ENTHRALLED" rating just on technical / how well it's made stinks.

Rocky 4 is obviously not a 100/100 Citizen Kane wankfest but I find it 100/100 on the enthrallment.

So in conclusion I'm an idiot.

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:33 am
by VinegarBob
I never really understood the concept of 'so bad it's good'. I usually try to avoid watching movies I think will be bad, and if I do happen to end up watching one that's ridiculously bad I'll just turn it off, because really bad movies just annoy me. Back when I used to go to the cinema I'd walk out if it was that bad. I give these movies zeros across the board without hesitation. I've rated a lot of movies 0, and to me they're not worth distinguishing one from another. If I can't think of anything good about a movie I chuck it in the 0 bucket with all the other garbage and move on with my life.

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:46 am
by livelove
@BillyShears: No, you are not idiot. I find it perfectly legitimate to rate a movie on how entertaining it was
IF it is a movie one respects.
So if you like Rocky 4 100/100 because you get a heck of entertainment from it, that's perfectly ok in my book.

The qualm I have is when entertainment comes purely from how ridiculously bad a movie is. The kind of movie that makes you laugh, because it's THAT bad.

I don't know what other non-movie example I could come up with. Think of a football game maybe. Imagine hilariously bad players. It makes you laugh watching and you might find it entertaining for that reason. But if someone asks you, how good was the match, you would probably rate it zero.

Maybe someone can find a better example, but I think you get my drift.

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 am
by livelove

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:53 am
by iconogassed

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:56 am
by iconogassed
i rate this thread cocktail on a scale of bolero to glen or glenda

Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:30 am
by TimeCapsule