A New Grading Scale for 2021

I felt it was time to change things up a bit. My old grading scale was fine – but I felt it didn’t leave a lot of room for nuance and I was sometimes forced to give a movie a grade I felt it didn’t quite deserve.

So as part of the new year – I present a new scale, which will be used in all future reviews and re-visits. 

A:  A must-watch. It is entertaining, meaningful, with an excellent soundtrack and animation.

B: A good movie that is funny and entertaining but has an issue or two that can’t be overlooked.

C:Simply average. Doesn’t try anything new and doesn’t make an effort to stand out but is made competently.

D: Bad movie with one or two redeeming qualities that could make it interesting to watch but not enough that to make up for the rest of the movie 

F: Who the hell allowed this to happen? An insult to animation itself. This animation has no redeemable qualities: no good themes or messages, terrible art, terrible voice acting, terrible characters. Should not be watched under any circumstances. 

Plusses and minuses will be added if a piece of media falls somewhere in between two scores. Movies will be rated based on multiple factors which can but may not include: animation, themes, characters, chemistry, plot, and pacing. Every movie and show has strong points and weak points – and these scores are based on MY personal feelings and preference.

If you like something I rate poorly, you’re still allowed to like it. You’re still allowed to dislike something I give a high score. I’m just putting my opinions out there and maybe have you consider a different perspective!

You can refer to the “Grading Scale” page in the future for what a score means.

7 thoughts on “A New Grading Scale for 2021”

  1. All the best to you for 2021. I look forward to another year of excellent and welcome reviews!

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