So I never really pay much attention to Metacritic (although I do use it to get a feeling how the "broad public" feels about games I like) but I payed even less attention to the movie section of it. Out of curiosity I went there today and was kinda surprised that Elysium, a movie I heard a lot of good things about, only has a 60 score. So I browsed the site a bit and found out that all the movies that are out now have extremly low scores....in video game score terms. There is only one movie out that has a score above 70 which, let's be honest, is not a great score if you think in video game score terms.
I also looked at the "best scores this year" just to realise that I have never heard of any of the movies mentioned there. I have never heard of "Inside Llewyn Davis" starring Justin Timberlake and John Goodman but apparently it's a 100% movie....when it comes out in December I guess? Whatever.
I fully admit that I have a "stupid" taste, I don't really care about "artistic" movies, I'm actually one of the "Eh, as long as stuff explodes I'm probably fine with it" kinda guys, so yeah....but still: I'm just wondering: Are movie critics harsher than video game critics (at least if you only look at the score)?
Just to get this out of the way: No, you shouldn't only look at the score and Metacritic is evil and one of your favourite games of all time has only a 60% score, but that's not really the point of this, okay? ;)
I thought about tweeting @rorie about this but since I have no idea how to say this in less then 140 characters I feel like it is at a better place here (I also feel weird bothering people with my questions cause tweeting somebody always feels like asking your doctor about medical advice on a party or something)