Rating Submission

Please only rate if you have seen the movie you are scoring. The OBJOMB Score is meant to help give an objective score for a film while the SUBJOMB Score is simple and meant to express what your overall feelings for the movie were. Both must be answered to be submitted. Scores (click here) will be posted at a later date.

Update: OBJOMB Category Breakdown

I have heard from a few people that some of the categories may need more explanation. Here are short summaries of what each category entails:

Acting: the performance of the actors on screen or the voice acting for movies that have animation

Editing: the pacing of a film, the cuts from scene to scene, or the cuts within a scene

Cinematography: the visual look of the film or how the various scenes are framed by the camera

Screenwriting: the script, dialogue, story, or screenplay being told in an effective and coherent way

Directing: determining the path of the film and whether or not the film reaches/follows that path in a logical or consistent matter.

Score/Soundtrack: the use of music in a film whether original or not and how it fits the story being told in the film

Visual Effects: the process by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot in film making…CGI or VFX…this could also include the use of practical effects like stunt work or other artificially generated effects.

Costume/Hair/Make-Up: the clothing, hair, and make up styling suiting the story being portrayed in an effective manner

Sound Design: the overall sound quality of a film which include not only hearing the lines or actors, but also any sound effects that may be implemented

Production Design: the sets or locations that are used as the template for a story which may also include artistic direction in the case of animation


10 thoughts on “Rating Submission

  1. This way is certainly simpler and easier to approach than the 10-scale OBJOMB (you really need to work on a more user friendly name for these systems). My only problem is the 5-scale version of the OBJOMB is more dependent on everyone being honest with themselves and being fair and impartial with the movie in question. Most people will look at it and think ‘This doesn’t deserve an A but it was better than a mere B. There’s no A- or B+ so I guess I’ll just give it an A.’ Like it or not, most people are going to lean more towards the subjective than the objective.

    Basically, I think more people are likely to be objective, fair and impartial with a 10-scale rating than they are with a 5-scale rating. The downside is not as many people will take the time to bother with the OBJOMB with a 10-scale system because it requires a little more time and thought.

    I do have a separate thought about the OBJOMB system. In terms of the overall quality of any given movie, some of those categories carry more weight than others. All of the technical aspects of a movie could be phenomenal while the acting, directing, and screenwriting could be horrendous. With OBJOMB, the positive technical aspects could artificially inflate the overall score of the film. Likewise the acting and screenwriting could be phenomenal but if the directing and editing are awful it could be a bad movie. I wish I had a suggestion to address this concern but I don’t at the moment. I just wanted to present it as food for thought.

  2. I really like the new rating option, Odin. But I’d rather have a 10-point rating system, particularly on the Objective score. For example, I thought Infinity War was pretty-much 5/5 all the way down…but I had to give Alita 5/5 on a number of categories as well, because I wasn’t going to give it only a 4 when it was better than that; but while Alita was a very good film, it wasn’t as good as Infinity War in many categories (in my opinion).

    1. But this problem will be always there. Even with 10 point rating, you will give 10/10 to movie A because you like it, and after half a year you will give same 10/10 to movie B because you like it too. And then you will find that you like movie B more then movie A, but you have no option to give it better score. I would rather view ratings (or “grades”) as checkpoints. If movie surpasses some line, it will get 4/5. If it surpasses another line, it will get 5/5. Movies wih 5/5 are not the same, and you may like some of them more than others, BUT you all rate them as really good. As in the school – one student makes no mistake in test, second makes one mistake, and both recieve A. Clearly first one was better, but point is that both of them were good enough for the highest grade.

    2. Other thing is that both objective and subjective ratings are time-specific. Today movie A is your favourite one, but in few years you will like movie B better. Maybe because there are already better films, maybe because you yourself are different. This will affect objective ratings too. Clash of the Titans from 1981 was fascinating spectacle with great effects … but today you would the same effects in the same movie rate quite low, because they are horrible compared to something like Alita. There is probably nothing you can do with it. You only could clearly state that movie should be rated with respect to era it was created. With new movies you have no other option anyways.

  3. Love the idea of this, Odin! I hope this review site gets traction. We need a review website that will actually post our ratings, and reviews, without censoring them! When I make a review, I expect it to actually be posted! It’s absolutely ludicrous, that if you don’t think a movie is good objectively, you’re labeled as a troll! I’d love to see a half star rating scale. I just feel that it will us give a more accurate review. Again, thanks Odin!

    1. I like this 5 grade system more (in fact it was my idea 🙂 ). And I must say that it was MUCH easier for me to rate now then in previous week.

      The point is that 10 grade scale is too fine and people will start give those half stars based on their current mood. Maybe it could be 5 grade for objombs and 10 grade (half stars, pluses or whatever) for subjomb, because there is the place for subjectivity. But (to me) it seems most important to keep rating analogous to A-F school grades, because it gives understandable meaning to each grade. Because everyone was in school and have clear idea about when to give something A, when C and when F.

      1. And thanks for that idea! It is much simpler and at the end of the day one can live without half stars because when it comes to individual aspects of film one can easily rate an A, B, C, D, or F. The next stage of course will be to adapt the names, have a ratings/score break down (anything above a 80, etc.) , and of course get a legit website set up with a domain

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