My Rating Scale

Occasionally in this blog, I review things.  Here is the scale I use.

  • 1 / 10 – Irredeemably Awful
    • There is nothing to like in this.  It should never have been created and no one should ever check this out.  Everything went wrong in every conceivable way to earn this grade.
  • 2 / 10 – Terrible
    • This is a complete failure.  There is the tiniest hint of potential, but it is vastly outweighed by the negatives.  Avoid this.
  • 3 / 10 – Bad
    • There are occasional solid moments, but they are vastly outweighed by ineptitude.  If you’re a big fan of whatever genre this thing is in you may possibly want to check it out, but it has no widespread appeal and it will probably just disappoint you.
  • 4 / 10 – Below Average
    • This isn’t good, but if you’re a fan of whatever genre this thing is in it will probably hold your interest, even though it won’t captivate you.  This at least made an effort to be something good, although it largely failed.
  • 5 / 10 – Average
    • This is just middle of the road.  You won’t hate it or love it.  There will be some good moments, but they’re not incredible and are offset by just as many disappointing parts.  Check this out if you’re a fan of the genre, but you won’t think much about it after you’re done.
  • 6 / 10 – Above Average
    • While this is mostly run of the mill, there are some patches of brilliance here.  They definitely didn’t reach their full potential, but there are moments that you’ll fondly remember and contemplate once you’ve finished with whatever this is.
  • 7 / 10 – Good
    • This is solid the whole way through.  Not earth-shattering, but you’ll be pleased throughout.  There are plenty of moments that really touched you in some way, and you would easily recommend this to a friend.  Despite liking it, there are obvious areas for improvement that you feel hold it back.
  • 8 / 10 – Great
    • This product is awesome.  Whatever this is will really touch you and inspire you.  Pretty much every fan of the genre will enjoy this, and a lot of people who wouldn’t normally deal with this type of thing will like it.
  • 9 / 10 – Amazing
    • No hesitation here, everyone needs to check this out.  The rare areas that could be improved were still bordering on greatness themselves.  This is a really tough grade to earn.
  • 10 / 10 – Essentially Perfect
    • There may have been a couple of very minor things you feel could be improved on, but no one can deny this is an utter classic.  Everyone needs to see this right now, it will blow you away and won’t stay out of your mind for a long time after seeing it.  This grade is nearly impossible to achieve.

I also occasionally review movies which are widely considered “so bad they’re good.”  These films are rated on a scale of 1 – 10 Cages.  1 Cage is horrible but insanely boring.  10 Cages is horrible but amazing to watch.

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