It means there's a curve when considering the overall ratings for music releases vs. films
Posted by Pugeye on March 6, 2018, 9:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Yes, quick consensus is part of the appeal as well"
Usually the highest overall rating you'll see any given release is around 4.0 so if you see a rating anywhere from say 3.8 to 4.0 or higher basically means universal acclaim. That's pretty much the same for both music and film releases. But if you spend enough time on the site, you'll notice that while music releases that most folks would categorize as ranging from "good to great" tend to get rating that hover around 3.5, whereas films typically considered "good to great" tend to get ratings closer to 3.0. Maybe I'm letting my Trungism show but it's just something I've noticed during the time I've been visiting the site. To see what I mean, maybe compare the RYM ratings of some films you consider "good, not necessarily great" with albums of about the equivalent quality.
Not sure if this just means RYMers are harder to please when it comes to film or what. But to be fair, I've also noticed that my rating for film tend to be lower as well, so I'm part of the problem. Part of it could be that w/ albums, I usually sample at least one track before I listen to the whole thing and with movies, it's more of a stab in the dark. In other words, it's easier to predict the overall quality of an album from sampling tracks than it is to predict the quality of a film from trailers or clips. So I'm disappointed by films more often than I am by albums when experiencing them for the first time.
To summarize, I got a new strain of weed (Skywalker OG) which basically turns me into Trung.