Oh hello there! Forgive me; I didn’t see you there at first. Come, sit and have some imaginary hot cocoa with me. I am just reflecting on how very bloggy I have been the past couple of months, and what I can do to improve upon myself. Now I have posted my fair share of film reviews and I’d like to think I’ve accurately expressed my opinion on those films in 500 or so words. But looking back on the more recent reviews I have found myself a little perturbed with my rating system of A+, A, A- etc. It’s a perfectly fine system that the wonderful writers at Entertainment Weekly use, but I find it to be somewhat of a crutch personally. Sure, Moonrise Kingdom and The Dark Knight Rises were both films that deserved the A rating, but they aren’t necessarily film equals.
I am announcing that from now on I shall be adopting the timeless 5-star system (I know, I probably just made you spit out your drink and cause a scene at your office, home or underground Y2K bunker; I apologize.) Yes my friends, stars: those twinkling gas balls that godless pagans and Disney characters wish on for their hearts desires, the paragons of perfection that Inspector Javert aspires to and those objects that when flipped upside down can be associated with everyone’s favorite fallen angel, Lucifer.
So I am counting on you, my faithful avid readers, to feel the weight that each of these stars (and maybe sometimes half stars!) conveys. Experience the joy when a film you enjoyed attains that precious 5-star-rating and the “oh-so-close” feeling of the half star that just misses the mark. Alright, I will leave you now. I’ve just unloaded a lot of information and I don’t want to overwhelm you, I mean the week’s not over yet amiright?