Sunday, September 19, 2010
The Blu-Ray Dossier Review Retrofit
NOTE: Please forgive all of the “I” and “Me” that you are about to read here. It all sounds so egocentric. I suppose that’s the nature of a blog or social media. Someone feels that they have an idea that they want to share and they just start typing. Well, this is my blog and I like to share my passion for story delivered via the Blu-ray format.
Now let's get down to business...
I review movies on Blu-ray. I try to separate the wheat from the chaff. I do this because I love fun cinema and I don’t wish there to be viewer remorse after plunking down whatever you paid to buy or rent said movin’ pictures Blu-ray disc. I rate on two factors: story and jaw dropping Blu-ray picture quality. Recently I’ve been doing some house cleaning here at Chicken Scratch, which included removing “My Favorite Coffee Houses” and putting up “Blu-Ray Dossier at a Glance”. While I stand by my ratings I gotta say that if I could turn back time there are a few films that I may have rated a bit differently – just a bit mind you. Here are some of the changes that would have been…
“Kick Ass” might get a 0.5 increase for story.
“9” would be reassigned a 2 Star / 3 Star rating.
“G.I. Joe” should be a 1.5 star movie for story.
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” could be a 3.5 Star / 3.5 Star.
“Land of the lost” could easily be a 1.5 – 2 Star for story.
“Quantum of Solace” 3.5 Story / 4 Stars for Blu-ray quality.
“The Road” could easily be a 3 Star / 3 Star.
“Transformers – Rise of the Fallen” should really be a 1.5 for story.
"Zombieland" is about a 4 Star for story.
So there we have the delicate business of Monday morning quarterbacking my own reviews. As previously stated, I stand by my ratings but… if I was writing the above reviews right now, in the fullness of time, the ratings for the above films could have easily looked like these.
Please forgive me Gentle Reader. I will continue to strive for consistency but until then I just may have to hold my own feet in the fire from time to time.