Friday, July 10, 2009

Why you shouldn't trust IMDB.

Many many years ago I had a brilliant idea to start a company that would write fake reviews for IMDB. With maybe a handful of creative writers, you can definitely give the movie a boost by scoring it high, and also writing fake call-to-action ("go out and watch it now because you won't regret it and it made me feel this way") reviews.

Well, that's what IMDB has become today. A new movie comes out, its rated unusually high like 7.5 or 8.0, when it deserves a 5.5 or 6.0. These numbers, although may not seem that big of a deal but could mean tens of millions of dollars. IMDB has established itself for recommending movies, unfortunately you can't trust it. Look at the movie Public Enemies. It even was high in the imdb top 250 the first week. Now its out of there, with the rating of 7.8. But what is weird is that the forum, all there are is people complaining how bad the movie is. This movie is probably more likely a 5.8.

This is pretty sad.

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