All reviews must have a scale… or so I’ve been told. As a result, I have adapted the scale I use in my book reviews to cover ‘films’ (by which I mean what ever form of visual narrative I decide to incluse on this site. I use the Greek Alphabet because, in my view, the star system has suffered from the same grade inflation that Universities have. Three out of five stars should mean this is a perfectly good film, but has come to mean mediocre (in the same way mediocre has come to mean less than average… go figure).
|Α||Great flick, must see regardless of what Genres you enjoy. Makes you think of things beyond the scope of the story.|
|Β||Fantastic flick within the genre, probably worth seeing regardless of which genre’s you like, but has a setting or style that may not appeal to individuals who are not fans of a given genre.|
|Γ||Good flick within the genre. Solid story, good characters, if you like this genre, watch it.|
|Δ||Solid flick, but only watch it if you like the genre.|
|Ε||Watchable in genre, but you could probably do better.|
|Ζ||How did this get filmed?|
|Ω||The opposite of an Alpha. An excellent flick, that breaks rules and/or may appeal more to people who do not normally watch the genre than those who are aficionados of it.|