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The Great Movie Experiment

Collaborative Movie Comparison Website

Published 06/29/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Adam Brown
What can you use the app for?

The great movie experiment is an online movie review site. This one, however, takes a slightly different approach to ratings. When you rate with stars it is very difficult for people to make comparisons between films. This site works differently; it shows you two films side by side, you then simply click the one that you preferred. The site will then use this information to decide which films are more popular over all. It would also be useful if it could suggest other films that you might like, however this feature seems to be lacking at the moment.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The site was launched in 2009 by Matthias McGregor & Martin Buckley. It is becoming a popular site as it’s much easier to use it than many other movie review sites. The unique feature about this site is the ability to rank movies by pitching two films against one another.

What are the differences to other apps?

The biggest difference is that rather than rating each movie with a score out of ten or stars you simply need to pick which movie you prefer out of the two films. This is actually a great feature as it makes it possible to instantly decide which film you prefer without having to think about anything.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The design of the site looks somewhat dated, it’s not the prettiest site out there. Saying that the technology behind it and the functionality of the site is nice. It’s a real joy to use, just make sure you don’t let the look of the site put you off. To choose the better movie you simply need to click on its image, if you haven’t seen the film then right click on it and it will be replaced with another one. You can also click the buttons at the bottom of the films.

How does the registration process work?

You don’t need to register to rank films, however if you do then it will be easier for you to participate in the community. You can either connect your facebook account with the site, or you can register for your own account. Interestingly you don’t actually need to enter your email address as this is completely optional. When you have logged in you can see a list of your recent votes along with a list of movies that you say you did not see.

What does it cost to use the application?

The site is free to use.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The Great Movie Experiment can be a really fun site to use for any movie fan, it’s much easier and more rewarding than writing reviews about the movies. If you like to have more information about a specific movie is a better place to visit.

  • Vote for favorite movies
  • Learn about movies
  • Read movie summaries
  • Find out which movies are popular now

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