AbsolutNET wrote:I'm just trying to apply your construct of concrete measures to an determine an arbitrary system of value. How do you apply the theory that if a film sells a lot of blu-rays and wins a bunch of awards, someone thinks it's overrated? So far your paradigm only allows for that movie to be underrated.
It's an amalgamation of criteria, kind of like a sliding scale, to help figure out if a movie is underrated, or not. It's not a scale that "automatically implies" That movie X is underrated. You posted the dictionary definition of "underrated" which, as it turns out, is ridiculously ambiguous and highly open to interpretation. I've asked you twice to define what you think makes a movie underrated, but you haven't given an answer. Since the definition of the word is something you can apply to any
film, it needs some sort of series of criteria to be set for it. If you just want to stick with "well, anything can be underrated, it depends on people's opinions" or something along those lines, then just say so.
My point that you're asking about earlier is that, by the dictionary definition of "underrated", even a film that everyone loves that won a ton of awards and sold a gazillion copies can still be underrated.