My wife and I watch a lot of movies. Enough that I felt the need to make a dedicated blog for keeping track of them and what I thought of them. When we see a movie (or watch a complete season/set of a TV show), I make a post about it.
For every title I post, I include a “subjective” and “objective” rating. I should explain exactly what I mean by that.
Subjective ratings are just how much I enjoyed the movie, using the following scale:
10/10 = Favorite of my favorites
9/10 = One of my favorites
8/10 = Great
7/10 = Good
6/10 = Okay
5/10 = Indifferent
4/10 = Eh
3/10 = Bad
2/10 = Terrible
1/10 = Eew get it away!
Objective ratings are calculated by giving a score of “great” (4), “good” (3), “indifferent” (2), “bad” (1) or “terrible” (0) for each of the following aspects:
– special effects/design
– subjective rating [oh no it’s recursive!]
and averaging them for a score out of 4. It’s not really all that objective, but it comes up with different ratings than the subjective scale. Both types of ratings represent a different sense of “what I thought of the movie.”
Objective ratings have gone through some changes over time as I figured out the best way to do them, which is why if you look through old posts you’ll likely see some confusion and/or crossed-out bits.