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

Postby mwgerb » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:17 am

I actually retain a couple of numbers out of 100 for movies that are difficult to rate. Either they're so bad they're good, or I respect them for some reason or another but couldn't get into them, etc.

For instance,
35 (20th percentile): Crank, Batman (1966), Space Jam, and Thankskilling. Dumb as hell but you can really get into them.
16 (5th percentile): Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Plan 9, Reefer Madness, Troll 2. Absolute shit, but lovable.

I will point out that there are scores below this that are still ridiculously bad. At some point they get so awful that they're not even lovable anymore even if you laugh the entire time. I'll leave this XKCD strip as an example:


For the record,
11: Gigli
8: Batman and Robin
3: The Star Wars Holiday Special
2: The Room

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

Postby livelove » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:39 am

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

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

Postby livelove » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:59 am

My point is that if half of Criticker users rate an unbelievably bad movie 0 and the other half rate it 70 because they laughed so much ("OMG this is bad") although everybody finds it equally bad, then this defeats the ranking system.

Or if user A likes film X and rates it 70 and user B finds film X so laughably bad that he also ranks it 70, then you have the same score for a diametrically opposed viewing experience. That can't be right.

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

Postby livelove » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:18 am

The ranking system can only work if all users reply (by way of their ratings) to the same question.

To put it in the simplest possible terms, I'd say the question is
"How good/bad did you find the movie?"
EDIT: ... by which I mean "how much did you appreciate the movie" ?


Now if users use their vote to reply to completely different questions, e.g.
"How much did you laugh?"
"How much did your partner like the movie?"
"How much did it help you improve your foreign language skills?"
"How good was the popcorn in the cinema?"

... then the film's aggregate score doesn't reflect anything.
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Re: How do you rate ridiculously bad movies: 0 or >0 ?

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

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

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

Postby Bartbaard » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:24 pm

Exactly. That's what the TCI is for, ain't it?

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