Today I Watched a Movie, proudly using an original and unique scoring system, completely unchanged since November 2011.
Click the image below for the full-sized explanation of how it works!
That’s a genius f**kin’ scoring system man. I love it. I wish I’d thought of that.
my mind has been blown by this scoring system, truly unique and a bit of a triumph if you ask me.
I’ve never been accused of blowing minds before. Thanks for the kind words!
Hi! I just stopped by and read some of your reviews, they’re great! I’m always looking for different opinions about movies and you seem to have a much better handle on things than some of the magazines (i.e. People, Time, Us), especially when it comes to the rating system!
I’m a big movie buff so I’ll make sure to stop by a read more often!
I appreciate the kind words thanks for reading!
I recently started my rating movies blog and saw that by coincidence, my rating system is similar to yours. Only thing is, I don’t even watch the movies. I only rate on ‘liberal’ influences involving producers, leading casts and themes. Then people can decide if they still want to spend money seeing the movie. Know before you go.
I watch every movie in its entirety (including deleted scenes afterwards, even if I didn’t like the film) to ensure that I can give the most accurate recommendations (or warnings) possible. If I can keep one person from seeing a terrible film, or convince one person to see a great film, it’s all worth it.
Great scoring system. Like the whole idea of your blog its cool how u watch and review all films you watch. Keep up the good work.
You should instead of product placement, have audio/music stuff of the nature. Too much, movies have just…bad audio editing which really affects the overall viewing of the movie. Product placement has never been a factor for me. Just a thought
I don’t pay enough attention to the music, sound effects, etc. for that.
I personally hate product placement, which is why I chose it.
Yeah. I just notice bad dubbing, sound editing. It can make the acting look horrid when it’s really fine. That’s just me though.
Bunny Lake is Missing is about the only time I’ve ever noticed bad dubbing on an English-speaking film.
Aunt Beru in Star Wars anyone?
I have no idea what you’re talking about
Her role is probably one of the most famous bad vocal dub scenes in the history of film. It sounds really bad
Ah okay. I haven’t seen it
O.O – there are no words
I purposely choose not to see Star Wars simply because I have the option not to see it.
Understood, however, why would you choose not to watch a movie many consider to among the top films…ever?
Well, that’s the point. I made it through my childhood and teen years without seeing it, so I figure I can make it the rest of my life without it, too.
It’s a conversation starter. I think George Lucas is crazy. I prefer sleek shiny futuristic space adventures like Star Trek. I pretty much know the whole story, so why bother? Sometimes I have to think of inventive ways to purposely avoid it, which makes it fun. The list goes on…
Love this. Great system, and it looks great too. I’m a sucker for something that looks nice!
Thanks! It took quite a while to get to this look!
It’s an interesting and different kind of scoring system, simple yet effective. I also like the use of a colour scheme too.
Thanks! I tried to make it easy to read at a glance. Glad to see it works!
Question about the product placement criteria, if there are lots of them is it a 3 or a 1?
I don’t like product placement, so if it’s in the film, it lowers the score, because it lowers my enjoyment of the film.
I agree with you. But sometimes, when done right, it can also give a film authenticity. But it really turns me off when overdone. Remember The Island? The one with Scarlett Johansson. Worst offernder ever!!!
I personally think its more fun when films have fake brands, but occasionally it can add a bit of realism.
I haven’t seen The Island yet, but I have seen Parts: The Clonus Horror, which The Island stole so heavily from that the filmmakers got sued for it
Ooohhh…I didn’t know that. I’ll check it out. Thanks for that one.
Looking at your scoring system, I would love you to do a review of The Joneses, you will need a whole separate article just for product placement
Haha The Joneses is one I kept saying “I’ll do it later” whenever I saw the DVD somewhere. Maybe if I come across it again I’ll watch it for you.
Yes I agree with the others, I like your scoring system. It’s easy to understand & simple.
Thank you! I’ve constantly been changing it over this past year to make it as simple as possible. Glad to see it’s working!
For somebody as cool as a blog as you, I am amazed that you have a system like this. BY the way, thanks for liking my post!
Great system, simple yet informative!
This is so great. I love the simplicity of your blog. Direct and to the point and damn, if you don’t review anything and everything.
A+, I’ll be around reviewing and commenting
I know this will sound repetitious from what others have said, but absolutely brilliant blog and ratings system. I love it, from the ideas to the actual visual layout. Really excited to check this one out.
I am actually a fellow movie-loving blogger with a site I’m quite proud of myself, and a fellow blogger recommended I check out yours since he thought your style and grading system was something I’d appreciate – and I do!
Consider me a new follower for sure, and IF you have any interest in checking out another movie blog (I understand if you don’t have the time though) I’d be honored if you looked at/followed mine. I’ll give you a link directly to my own ratings system:
As well as one random, fun review (but feel free to check out any):
Either way, I look forward to reading, so thanks!
Hey thanks for the compliments! Who recommended you to TIWAM?
“I understand if you don’t have time”…Haha I am on the WordPress Reader almost constantly, reading and liking posts. I’m sure to come across yours sometime
I like the simplicity but not sure how 5 categories add up to 3 points. Shouldn’t the final rating be out of 15? No matter, I still love that you keep it simple!
Simple. I average them
Whoa. This is awesome! Well done, man… And I’m saying this through gritted teeth, as I’m totally jealous.
Haha thanks. I’m pretty proud of it. Glad you like it!
My only question is why is product placement a category? At the end of the day, does it really matter if there is significant product placement? I only ask because I would think there have been great movies that had a lot of product placement and it seems unfair to me that a great movie didn’t get a higher score simply because there were a lot of coke products in the movie.
I hate product placement. It turns movies into long commercials. It affects my enjoyment of movies, so I included it.
Plus, I needed a fifth category to make the numbers come out even.