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What Do the Ratings Mean?

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.

Rating Long Version Short Version
10/10 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
9 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
8 Very enjoyable. It doesn't achieve the dizzying heights of a 9 or a 10, but overall does what it does quite well. First Contact
7 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
6 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. Generations
5 Uninspired. This punches the clock. It's not outright terrible, but it's certainly nowhere near great. The Search for Spock
4 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.
Forgettable, thankfully.
3 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
2 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
1 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." Insurrection


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