Yeah, ratings are somewhat of a gray area for me. Partly because I don’t really think in
terms of ratings, because such things are all subjective and really don’t hold any true
meaning except to the person giving the rating…
When I judge if I like a movie/film, its basically the same as you said- if I enjoyed it,
then I like it. But giving a rating requires many levels to be considered in my mind. I
love God’s Gun, for my own personal subjective perceptions of it, but I do not pretend that it is a great film. So a conflict arises when I have to give it a rating, as giving it a
1/10 for being a poor film does not agree with my love for the movie.
Even when rating it as a Spaghetti rather than an overall film, the genre still ranges in
quality about as much as film does in general. And to me, comparing something like God’s Gun to the great films of the genre is not something worthwhile, since they are basically in entirely different worlds.
I try to stay away from the phrase “so bad its good” because it seems like it is way overused. While it definitely applies to many enjoyable flics, it seems like a large number of the movies I’ve seen this said about end up being pretty plenty bad, but also quite boring to watch. I know you were just using the phrase as a point of reference, just a sidethought…