Can someone give me some sort of advice ?
Sometimes it happens that I abandon a movie somewhere in the middle (e.g. because it's boring or seems a waste of my time), but there just doesn't seem to be a "good" solution for how to deal with hat movie.
There are essentially 3 ways of coping with that dilemma, but they all seem to have considerable shortcomings: rate it, don't rate it or finish the movie.
- 1) If you rate it, you may distort your criticker profile (especially if you do that often), given that your final score (if you had watched the film to its end) could be considerably better or worse. I have often seen films which are quite fascinating in the beginning, but then fall flat later on. Conversely a film might have a slow (boring) start, but intrigues you over time, or a somewhat convoluted plot starts to make sense as the movie progresses, etc. So you essentially risk giving the film a completely undeserved rating if you don't watch from start to finish, thus messing with your TCIs and PSIs every time you do that.
2) If I do not rate it, I have this nagging feeling that the film is not in my criticker list, although I have seen a good portion of it. Most of us want to have more films rated than they currently have (to have more films in common with others), so not rating a film is a missed opportunity in that regard.
3) And if I find the film boring or outright bad, I don't want to waste time of my life finishing it, because in 90% of cases the rest of the movie is just as boring or bad.
So what do you suggest and how do you cope with that sort of situation ?