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Why does The Land Before Time only have a 7.4/10 on IMDB

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Seriously this has confused me for the longest time (no pun intended). How did this phenomenal film get what is considered a okay movie rating.
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Probably has to do with it being animated or being "for kids". The assumption that animation is a children's' medium is a huge shame, and with a story as rich and (literally) timeless as this people overlook it completely. It's dark, but light-hearted enough to be enjoyable, and the art style is so appealing.  :wise
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It also doesn't help that some people automatically look down on any animation that isn't Disney (which really results in them missing out).
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I mean yes the film is flawed, all movies are, but I didn't think it was so flawed that it deserved this rating.
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I personally never look at movie or game ratings. Obviously, each people will rate it differently, because of his personal tastes, or vice versa - people would follow generally accepted concepts.
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It also doesn't help that some people automatically look down on any animation that isn't Disney (which really results in them missing out).
Absolutely. It’s a little irksome that Disney always gets a pass even if the film isn’t that good.  :ShortyDisgusted
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It also doesn't help that some people automatically look down on any animation that isn't Disney (which really results in them missing out).
Absolutely. It’s a little irksome that Disney always gets a pass even if the film isn’t that good.  :ShortyDisgusted
I hate critics so much.
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Anything above a 6 is actually really good on IMBd.
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Yeah but this film deserves a much higher rating.
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As much as I love this film myself (it's even my favourite animated film of all time), user ratings are entirely subjective. Just because we all think it's amazing doesn't mean everyone else will agree with us. Some people might simply regard it as merely a good film but nothing special, or even just decent or merely okay. And that's fine; they're allowed to feel that way.

Also, as Gentle Sharptooth was saying, 7.4 is still a pretty good score. It's well into the positive range. An okay rating to me would be in the high 5 range, or possibly low 6. LBT is still rated higher than many other animated films from around that era, or just a lot of animated films in general. Or even non-animated films; there's plenty of other movies with ratings in the mid-6 range or even lower that I really enjoy. But that doesn't mean that their ratings are automatically wrong; it just means I don't feel the same way myself.
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Create an account and give it 10 stars if you want to improve the score. I just dusted the mothballs off my ancient login to do so, it's easy. Threw a perfect score on Secret of NIMH too, deserves higher than 7.6


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Quote from: aabicus (LettuceBacon&Tomato) on June 05, 2021, 04:37:20 AM
Quote from: aabicus (LettuceBacon&Tomato) on June 05, 2021, 04:37:20 AM
Create an account and give it 10 stars if you want to improve the score. I just dusted the mothballs off my ancient login to do so, it's easy. Threw a perfect score on Secret of NIMH too, deserves higher than 7.6
Agree, that film is excellent :Mo
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7.4 on IMDB sounds pretty high. In fact, here's what I think the following ratings mean.

0/10: The worst.

1/10: Horrible

2/10: Terrible

3/10: Pretty Bad

4/10: Bad

5/10: Good

6/10: Pretty good

7/10: Very good

8/10: Really good

9/10: Fantastic

10/10: The best


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Yeah but this film deserves a much higher rating.

Had IMbD existed back during the LBT’s release in theaters it would have likely got 9.0 at the very least.

Alas most today probably don’t appreciate how incredible the animation was then and that it is melancholic film (has all the feels).
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