What Do the Ratings
Here at RevolutionSF we give books,
movies, TV shows, comics, and games a rating from
1 to 10. Isn't it unfair, you may ask, to rate something,
since what's good to us may not be good to you?
No. It is perfectly OK for us to rate things, because
we are good, knowledgeable folk. Trust us, and we
will show you the New Way.
||A masterpiece. One for the ages.
If you miss this, your "Knows what the
filk he/she's talking about" card will
be revoked. If you don't like this, there is
something wrong with you.
||The Wrath of Khan
||Bloody damn good. You should own
it — right now. There are a couple of
things to quibble over, but the whole thing
is excellent enough that it doesn't matter.
So just let it go.
||The Voyage Home
||Very enjoyable. It doesn't achieve
the dizzying heights of a 9 or a 10, but overall
does what it does quite well.
||Solid entertainment. Worth giving
a shot. It won't be the best thing you ever
see / read / play, but those things are rare.
You'll like this just fine.
||The Undiscovered Country
||This one is like a failing student
who did his best, or a good student who didn't
bother to study. Calling this "kind of
OK" is being nice; calling it a disappointment
is being honest.
||Uninspired. This punches the clock.
It's not outright terrible, but it's certainly
nowhere near great.
|| The Search for Spock
||You won't much give a flip about
this, and it's obvious that its creators didn't,
either. Maybe there's a germ of a good idea
here, or perhaps one (ONE) of the performers
did an OK job. But that doesn't save it.
||From here down, you'll need to
tell people in detail about how bad it is, because
the irritating details of it will all stick
with you, you poor bastard.
||The Final Frontier
||Pity, sympathy, or a reviewer's
good mood saves this from getting a 1. Someone,
somewhere must have liked this — maybe
the writer and his mom — but we didn't
and neither will you. Forget about it, Jack;
it's definitely not Chinatown.
||The Motion Picture
||Poop on the shoe. Even reading
this review is too much time to devote to this.
As Run-DMC would say, "It's bad meaning
bad, not bad meaning good."
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