This question was asked of me this week, and since last week's show sorta revolved around our "guilty pleasures", I figured I'd post my list here. Keep in mind I have very unique tastes and that To be considered for ranking, I have to see it in the Theatre (of course movies before my time are exempt).
most movies start at a 5 (out of 10). If it is a sequel, (or prequel, technically it is considered one movie) or remake or "reimaginating" it loses points automatically. the scoring goes as follows:
You get points for having EVERYTHING that is in the trailer in the actual movie. There is a sliding scale for movies meeting my expectations, so even if I go see a sucky movie and it is as sucky as expected, it gets a 5. You get points for surprises or things I just simply did not expect to see. You also get points for making me actually "feel something" when it is over. Making me think is also important. You get points for making sense, if you set rules in the movie FOLLOW THEM! A great soundtrack gives you points, as well as what I like to call the lost of time awareness factor (at no point in the movie as I allowed to stop and think, "man this movie is long", or, "jeez, how long have I been in this seat?". Since I am a guy you get points for hot chicks in the movie. Of course not having these things will make you lose points (obviously). Lastly, a standard was set along time ago for a perfect 10 movie: Transformers: The Movie for many of the reasons stated above AND the fact that it far exceeded my expectations and BLEW MY MIND! To this day there is no other perfect 10 movie. so here is an abridged "9" list.
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