Fifty Shades of Grey : IMDB raters are so biased against female-centric movie

IMDB raters are so biased against female-centric movie

Don't get me wrong. I do not give FSOG 10/10, but 4/10 overall. Really?
The worst thing about movie is laughable script, but the directing and cinematography is quite all right. We also got decent acting from Dakota who is believable despite the horrible dialogues. The sound mixing and soundtrack is great. I have seen many *beep* movies got even 8/10 on IMDB recently, which only got good ratings from male-centric fanbase somehow.

The recent ghostbusters is not that bad either. There is a real bias against these movies with female marketing. I'm not talking that FSOG or Ghostbusters are feminist movie, but it seems people just dislike it for being marketed toward female audience. Urgh.

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I'm not talking that FSOG or Ghostbusters are feminist movie, but it seems people just dislike it for being marketed toward female audience. Urgh.


While i agree Ghostbusters is being targeted by spiteful men, FSOG is a bad film and deserves that rating TBH! I briefly looked at other films marketed for women The Help, Me Before You, The Notebook and they've scored 7 upwards, plus new film out in the US "Bad Moms" is performing better than expected at the BO and that has good reviews here too!

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I'm male and I didn't rate it, because IMDb ratings are pointless to me. If I were to do so, I guess I'd give it a 2, so you're probably happy I didn't. It's really a very bad movie, though, no matter what demographic is being targeted.

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The problem with the IMDb rating systemanyone can vote even if they have not seen the movie..

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Well isundling, if it were about looks and personality, I'd definitely rate you (and your nemesis Mya) a 10! You're still my favorte girls! ;) But in all seriousness, the imdb rating system has been controversial for years. They have a weird system of scoring movies. The algorithm is too confusing to even grasp, and I remember when some movies had high ratings and others had low ones, but each were on the Top 250 list.

One of the best examples is when "The Usual Suspects"a movie which I hate because of its cheat at the end, though I love Kevin Spaceywas considered the #1 or #2 movie of all time on imdb. (And it probably still might be, for all I know.) Well, that's just ridiculous, and imdb knows it. So they then had to change their system to where it wasn't just about fan voting, but also critics, and also the fans' voting history and credibility (because nowadays these millennials rate every damn thing halfheartedly and go chat with their friends on Facebook the next second). I think Roger Ebert even wrote an article on imdb's rating system, which is worth checking out.

Isundling's point"anyone can rate the movie even if they haven't seen it"is very true. But it works both ways: potential fans of a dumb movie like FSoG can rate it highly even have never seen it, while others who hate the f*king stupid book (like me) will rate the movie badly even before seeing it. But unfortunately, that's how the system works. And imdb is actually pretty good at rating movies (though I'll never understand the algorithm until a get a mathematical genius to explain it!)

Isundling, keep in touch, and let us know if you finally admit that those books suck and the movies are (somehow) even worse!

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading!

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Have you ever rated a movie up or down without seeing it?me neither

As for you being so determined to sway me from loving 50 Shades of Grey series of books and soon to be moviesnever will happen

To my dying daymy last breath..in fact, I have written in my last will and testament, to put both the books and movies in my coffinand use the Soundtrack and Score from all the movies to be played at my memorial.

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But why would you have those books and movies around, when there are so many better around? Is that series so "great" of a series that you want it to be in your coffin? Trust me, my dear isundling, there are plenty of better books and erotic movies out therethat would put FSoG to shame. Maybe we can chat more about this one day!

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading!

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The movie is about as erotic as a funeral, so it would be fitting.

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I think the score is generous. I haven't rated it either but I would give it a 1.

Half of the point goes to the music and to Dakota for trying to make the film work.

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I admit I thought it was visually competent, even if it did look like one long Men's Wearhouse commercial.

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Wellkudos for thatpretty much the way the author described it in the bookthe soundtrack and score by Danny Elfman was top notch too.

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put both the books and movies in my coffin


Could you make room for every copy ever made?

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no it's not. it's just that you have to look at it in the spectrum of a softcore porn film with a classy erotic quality. so, it's a softcore porn film that is suitable for the big screen. if you compare it to that genre then you will find that it's a really good film, it's an 7 out of 10 film. it's not perfect but it does most things right.

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It's not porn. It's a love story. People in love have sex.

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4/10 is too high for that crap

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Oksy.

A woman who dares to criticize FSOG

As a woman, I hated this movie. It was the typical poor girl meeting a rich, interesting and mysterious man. He is a stalker but Ana takes this as a sign of love. She may be curious about his BDSM lifestyle, but that doesn't mean she has to accept that to accept him. Steele's talking Ana's virginity is mechanical; something to get out of the way so that he can get on to the BDSM with her. It wasn't the lifestyle that turned me off _ it was the lead characters! I like sophisticated books and movies, but the book and movie were terrible!

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It's not about female centered things, btw movies like Alien and Aliens are in Top 250, so is Silence of the Lambs and I could go on but this movie/novel is a joke both making and background research wise.

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IMDB is bias against bad movies with bad writing directing scripts and story. This piece of crap made Twilight look good.

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Yes, there are misogynist jerks on the Internet. Yes, this movie is crap.

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50 Shades sucks.

You should watch Secretary (2002) if you haven't already seen it.

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I have seen Secretary many timesa much different movieAna never works for Christianthat was the major plot of Secretaryhires and fires..

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Yes, it follows through with its ideas and has actual characters instead of cardboard plot puppets. Much different movie.

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I'm glad that being a rich, abusing, and even wife-beating man is a "female centric". Thank you hysterical, irrational and contradictory feminism for ending women rights overall.

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While im not gonna defend this flick, i do think there isa bias by movie watchers and critics against female centered films, especially against romance movies.

Even movie theaters give very little space in their schedules for Rom Coms, Nicholas sparks or any film which is more targeted to female audiences. Everytime i go to the theaters something like Iron mas like ten different choices of hours you can see it while something like Mothers day was only at very hours.


Its not an IMDB bias against fifty shades but every year there is only one romance movie released against 10 action flicks, i don't mind it that much since i do love a good action flick its my second favorite genre after romance but very few of my girls like action so because of them every year i visit lesss and less the movie theaters.


Just one if them came with me to see Spectre which i was dying to see and loved it by the way. But there are less movies targeted for women every year. Its like movie studios don't care for female audiences and critics support them giving them bad reviews.

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Amen to thatI remember when First Wives Club came out and was a huge hitin fact, a lot of talk at the timethen we waited a long timethen BridesmaidsThe Heat did really well too..Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy
Then Ghostbusters tanked


He never beats his wifewhere to you people get this stuff?

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While im not gonna defend this flick, i do think there isa bias by movie watchers and critics against female centered films, especially against romance movies.


Me before You
Love and Friendship
Bridget Jones Baby
Florence Foster Jenkins

Fifty and those Niciolas Spark movies (that last one, Pee-ew!) were terrible simple as that!



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I'm a female poster and I'm sorry, but this movie is just not good. If anything, 4.1 is high and it was UP voted by fans. I think it deserves no more than a 2. I gave it a 1. I read the book and it wasn't good source material, therefore the movie didn't have much of a chance.

I am Beautiful.. no matter what they say

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74,000 females gave this an average rating of 5/10.

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I like Twilight. But I haven't finished the first book yet but I have seen all the films and they are nice films, just harmless fantasy romance. Admit it you hate it because the Cullens aren't like Count Dracula or you grew up watching Buffy or watching the kids cartoon Mona the Vampire and cute movie The Little Vampire.
Honestly Twilight is rated 12 and 50 Shades is rated 18. (the films)
I haven't bothered to read any of the 50 shades and if I did it would be from a library. I know one thats still open.
The only book I have got is a biography of the actor Jamie Dornan, which I got from a bargain shop.

But please ask for Twilight to be removed from people who liked this also liked.
They are for different age range.
In a shop would you ever see a 50 Shades of Grey, Darker, Freed. Graphic novel like they did with Twilight. (Just the first book)

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Maybe you should click on the rating info to see the difference between female and male ratings. Females rated this around 5, higher than the average but still not great. Guess many of them aren't keen on seeing a woman being abused (I am male and not planning to see film).

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If you are a fan of the books, then you know what happensand it was not abuseshe asked him to do itAna thought she could take itshe couldn't and it was excessive and brutalChristian asks her at the beginning of the next book, why she didn't use the safe word?..she says she forgot

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and it was not abuseshe asked him to do itAna thought she could take itshe couldn't and it was excessive and brutalChristian asks her at the beginning of the next book, why she didn't use the safe word?..she says she forgot


yep it was all her fault, never occurred to him that this girl, who before him never even touched herself, let alone have sex, doesn't know what she is asking for and goes easy on her, but no he goes all in and belts the crap out of her!

She had it coming she forgot the safe word when she was experiencing that pain so all her fault! Don't you dare blame Christian, he had it bad growing up, poor baby!

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For starters a movie with a laughable script and horrible dialogue is not a good start to the defense that this movie should be rated higher than a 4 . Just because a director is competent enough to film a script doesn't make it great either or the actors acting. In fact the main actors have no chemistry, the main actress is dull and the main actor can't stop his accent slipping . The director brings nothing interesting or new to the film. Scenes just happen and characters move like chess pieces instead of real people . It's a bad book set up for cheap sexual desires and all of that comes out full force in film form.

As for ghostbusters , it's even more so . It's a comedy which is trying to reboot a beloved comedy , by dropping humor , likable characters , all while adding the beloved actors from the original in terrible cameos . It adds nothing interesting or new , making one question why it was rebooting and not continuing the series in the first place. It's very aware that the film edited out big chunks of plot which ends up making some scenes confusing . I've never seen so many great comedians be not funny like this film,

I can only speak for myself , but I went to see ghostbusters in the theater with high hopes , I also picked up the 50 shades of grey book and gave it a chance . ghostbusters was a let down (I'd give it a 6 or 5) , but 50 shades of grey is a piece of trash that I feel sets all the things women say their against back 20 years. Personally , it's not a man vs women thing , not liking these two , it's a taste of seeing what's good and what's bad. Are there *beep* who are more sexist ? Of course . But there are women just like this . You know how many women who have said they wouldn't watch science fiction or super hero films to me while I was growing up because it was to nerdy or men things ? That's just as ignorant. Bad films are just bad films .

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Ignorant posters are just ignorant posters.

Don't tell me you love animals if that's cow muscle on your plate.

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It's true that female-centric movies are targeted by IMDB users, but it's even worse for black films. Jesus, the disparity between Rottentomatoes critics and IMDb users is a little boggling sometimes.

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This is very peculiar. I've never seen a box office block buster like this have such a low IMDB rating.

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The ones that see it the way you do are the ones that only see color and race in everything.

This movie was light porn and I dislike porn. It is tasteless. Ghostbusters was just pure trash. I tried to watch it, but it was horrible. It's also worth mentioning that in this new Ghostbusters, the men were either jerks or stupid while the women saved the world. That in itself says something very negative about the movie.
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