As you all may know, I’m a big fan of movies. Yeah, I know that’s like saying water is wet, but work with me; I’m going somewhere here.
I’ve done countless reviews since I started blogging, some of them were great movies (Star Trek, Black Swan – yes, I put them in the same category; it’s my blog, damn it!), some of them were okay (The Expendables, Knight and Day), and some of them were just awful (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Prince of Persia). Through it all, I’ve always had a ranking system saluting my favorite college team, the UAB Blazers. When I gave out dragon head ratings, this is the one I used:
However, there is a change coming down the pike. No, I haven’t been sued by UAB, but that’s primarily because I haven’t put up images of the dragon head with my reviews. In fact, outside of using the images from the various movies, I haven’t really posted any images at all. Starting with my next review – which will probably be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 if I have my way – I’ll be using the following rating scale instead:
Yes, the “More Epic Than Love Jones” scale. This is probably gonna piss some people off because they say Love Jones is the greatest black movie of all times, but it’s not. Sorry to break it to you. If I had to say there was a great black movie, I’d personally go with Malcolm X. That’s just my opinion, though. Now, I’m sure you’re asking yourselves, “Why is he switching to that?”
Well, I’ll tell you.
I’ve been asked by Kriss – the founder of The Insanity Report and host of The Insanity Check – Your Source For Social and Political Comedy to join his new site, where he discusses movie trailers and reviews movies. The name of the site is Movie Trailer Reviews.
Now, I don’t think he’ll be posting my review for the latest Harry Potter movie – that’s already up there, but every review after that will be shared between here and there. I look forward to having more readers check out my stuff as well as welcoming more people to come and see what I talk about over here.
And that…is more epic than Love Jones.