One of my favourite quotes from last year was "nyaaaaaaaaaaaaah!", given to us courtesy of Ralph Fiennes and his Voldemort. I frequently use it in intense moments of rage (well, I would if I ever had them). And bad movies sometimes inspire rage. That's why I chose Voldemort to be my poster boy for any movies that I rate either 1 or 2 out of 10. Because you can't really get much worse than that.
There are so many great quotes from Fight Club that I had to use one, even if most of them didn't fit well with being a rating anyway. So I chose Tyler Durden's words that would change the world (quite literally) to describe the emotions I get when I watch a movie on 3 or 4 basis. Sometimes I do feel like saying this to someone when I watch a bad movie, because I can't believe I wasted my time on that.
I'm actually quite surprised about the fact that The Social Network didn't feature in last year's ratings considering how into that movie I was back then. But one of my favourite quotes from the movie fits in perfectly here to go with a 5/10 movie. Basically, if you go on Rotten Tomatoes, a 50% movie is rotten and a 60% movie is fresh, so I needed a rating to distinguish the two. So this one is for the movies that I liked enough, but not enough to give it a fresh rating.
When I watched and reviewed Hanna, someone said to me that a 'I just missed your heart' rating would have been perfect for it. It is pretty much perfect for a 6/10 rating, which means that it was good but just missed great...or my heart.
Ugh, that photo is so bad quality...but there are like, no individual photos of Gretchen Wieners online. Anyway, this is for a movie that I'd give a 7/10 to. Basically, it was really cool, but just not on 8/10 level. Like the word fetch, this movie being really something just wasn't going to happen.
I thought it would be kinda funny to have the king of bad movies as my 8/10 rating. I could have picked any crappy line out of The Room, but I thought this one fit perfectly. Mainly because the movie was just a great story, and I was probably left smiling like good old Tommy Wiseau up there. I just don't look as creepy. I hope.
My favourite line ever gets to be my 9/10 rating. I always felt like I should have a 9/10 rating, because too often I watched movies that were almost really amazing and I'd have to give them the 'I was perfect' rating, when they weren't actually perfect. Like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So they were indeed a bingo, but just not on par with my next rating...
Okay, so this was an opportunity to have a cute dog like Cosmo from Beginners hang around the site a lot more. But his quote is perfect for a 10/10 rating. I think I said to someone after I watched Midnight in Paris that if I could marry a movie, it would be that one. Which must mean that it was pretty darn special.
Anyway, what do you think of the new ratings? Are they easy to understand, good choices, whatever? Sorry that I'm asking for a lot of feedback, but it won't be for much longer...