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Old 05-27-2009, 10:12 PM
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Nate has reviewed 'The Sky Crawlers.' He says this is a fascinating anime, but it's not for everyone. This Blu-ray features solid audio and video, but a somewhat disappointing set of extras. Worth a look.

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Been looking forward to this. Can't wait till my copy arrives from Amazon.
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thanks for the review nate!

Amazon.ca just shipped my order today. Hopefully I'll have it to view tomorrow or friday latest.
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I watched this last week. So boring. Not really surprising from Mamoru Oshii.
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Nate, that 3-star scores seems awfully low considering the nice things you wrote about the movie in your review. What's up with that?
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Yeah, I was bored by this movie, and I love Oshii's Angel's Egg and Avalon.
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Nate, that 3-star scores seems awfully low considering the nice things you wrote about the movie in your review. What's up with that?
i was debating 3.5, 3, 3.5, 3 for quite some time. i chose 3 to reflect my thoughts, but i don't think star ratings matter as much as the words that express the goods and the bads, personally. i enjoyed the flick, and my belief that it will turn off many people didn't factor into the medium range score (my scores are my thoughts, not what i think others will think).

perhaps i'm just a real hard ass lately, with that slew of the lesser films i've been volunteering for... i know with one of my upcoming reviews, a few fans will be quite mad at how it didn't get high scores but the words will express a not very flattering take, for sure.
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Which title is that?
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i was debating 3.5, 3, 3.5, 3 for quite some time. i chose 3 to reflect my thoughts, but i don't think star ratings matter as much as the words that express the goods and the bads, personally.
Oh, I agree. The star rating scale is the bane of any reviewer's existence. The text is of course more important. I just didn't see anything in the text of this one to indicate that much dissatisfaction with the movie, that might account for such a low score.

Keep in mind that I haven't seen the movie, and have no personal opinions about it. There just seemed to be a disconnect between what you wrote and the score you gave it.
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why then not simply do away with the film rating?

of course that would probably not stop either überfans or those bored silly by X to nag about the PQ being wrong even more just to compensate for it, but hey..
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