No More Ratings


When I used to use Plot (RIP) to track movies that had a thumbs up or down system. When I switched to my own CMS for this I did the same thing. Then when I switched to Letterboxd I translated what was essentially a 1-3 rating system to the five-star system (even though it's actually out of ten not five) Letterboxd uses. From my Letterboxd profile:

★☆☆☆☆ : Never again

★★★☆☆ : Fine

★★★★★ : Good movie, would watch again

The problem with this system is I mostly don't watch bad movies. Or a better way to put it is I kinda like bad movies. Despite knowing intellectually that Shawshank Redemption is a "better" movie than Olympus Has Fallen they're both rated 5 stars in my system. I could change my system to use the full spectrum of the five stars but I just don't have the energy or the inclination to do it. How do I decide what gets 4.5 stars and what gets a 5? Is there really a discernible difference between those two ratings? Also, who gives a shit what number I've ordained upon a movie?

So fuck it. No more ratings.