4.x/10 and lower = crap
5.x/10 = mostly negative opinions
6.x/10 = mixed-opinions (could be slightly more negative or positive depending on which side of the 6's it's on)
7.x/10 = mostly positive opinions
high 7's on up = the more praised movies.
and gave HONEST ratings of a movie i am willing to bet the average ratings of movies in general would drop from where they are at currently as i imagine there are a fair amount of people using IMDb who hand out 6-7-8's (maybe even 9's and 10's) to movies they only see once and forget about
there is only one movie that has a 4.x/10 or lower average that i personally scored a 7 or higher which is Showgirls (1995) (7/10) (which has a 4.6/10 average) which that movie is better than it gets credit for around here.
Very true. I actually believe that I did this once...I'm not sure I can even recall which movie it was but I just remember rating it highly because I thought it was brilliant on the first viewing, but on my rewatch I decided it needed to be lower. I wanted to keep the original rating just because that is how I felt about the film when I first saw it and it was new to me, but some people definitely don't realize that a rewatchable movie is as key a factor as any when rating a film.
I change nearly every rating I make because I try to rewatch every movie I rate just to make sure I've rated it fairly and accurately.
I don't recall if I ever saw the whole film, so I wouldn't know... But I've given a couple of 7/10s, maybe even an 8/10 to a few movies ranging from about the 5.1-5.9 average. Some people use the term "guilty pleasure" for such movies, but I refuse to accept that term because I don't feel guilty about having rated them that way. It all comes back around to the fact that if a movie is enjoyable and rewatchable, that is how one should really rate it. Not by it's technical quality and any groundbreaking work that may have been done on it, however eye-popping it is.
Of course it helps to realize that one rating probably isn't going to raise/lower a film's average to where you want it to go, so it's better to just be honest about it and let other audience members see that this is how you really feel about the movie and why (especially if one chooses to write a review, as I do once in a while).
Yeah, i have had some movies be pretty damn good for a while but eventually drop off. but then there are some i have seen like 15-20+ years ago and are still holding really strong or strong enough.
but as far as a movies dropping off but keeping the high rating given your initial experience... i basically don't do that with movies even though when it comes to a small amount of video games i rated i tend to leave their ratings high given my peak experience with them in the old days.
Yeah, but i have a feeling those obsessed with certain movies probably try to make multiple accounts etc.
And those ones that are still holding strong for me are usually some of the best movies I'll ever watch, because I can just tell after all these years that if I'm not getting tired of them now, I likely never will.
I can get that. Video games are a whole different story, because there is often so much more to rate them on. I might play any of the Halo or COD campaigns once (MAYBE twice) each, and that would be the peak experience. But because there's also Multiplayer/Zombies/etc. in these games, I also have to rate them based on how much I enjoyed those. And also one thing to keep in mind that I think some people don't is that just because a new game comes out that is better than its predecessor (going from Black Ops 2 to Black Ops 3, for example), doesn't mean the rating of the predecessor has to go down. Maybe a person considers the new game to have done everything better, but that would be tossing away all of your enjoyment of the previous game.
Yeah, I've heard of that happening sometimes, though I don't know how often it really occurs. I doubt anybody will ever be able to drastically alter a film's average by doing that, though. Not enough people would ever get behind the idea and the ones that are intent on creating multiple accounts will eventually get buried. I don't think they'll ever create enough accounts, whether they are lacking in the time or energy to do so, to significantly raise or lower a film's rating.
i expect some movies to stay strong enough for me given they have for 15-20+ years now. i just wonder which ones will stay that way which ill never know for sure until time takes out course.
but since i consider the 2000's to be my favorite overall decade
while i am sure the average person playing those today would likely prefer Mafia II over Mafia it's probably mostly because of the updated graphics but i still feel in some ways the first game is better as it's a bit more challenging
Mafia just left much more impact on me with the characters/ending etc overall which is definitely my height of single player video games especially in terms of overall experience of it.
i think the last video game i completed was back in 2012.
i can't see the supposedly small amount of those making multiple accounts making enough of a difference to skew ratings TOO much. plus, hopefully whatever measures IMDb takes to stop people messing with ratings etc of a movie is fairly effective.
but i just wonder how many people use the rating scale decently like say your or i
everything gets rounded up
Also more than half of my films are 8+ and around 80% are at least 7. This is more to do with being selective about what I watch (only watching things I expect to be good, with rare exceptions) than being an easy scorer. I'm sure if I watched more of a cross section (good and bad) my scoring distribution would become more normal but life's too short to waste on bad movies.