“War” over film rating: IMDb cancels rating of “Dara from Jasenovac”
The popular film platform IMDb has removed the possibility of rating the film “Dara from Jasenovac” by Predrag Gaga Antonijevic, after several days of competition between the citizens of Serbia and Croatia in giving the highest and lowest grades respectively to the film.
Unlike the ratings of other movies, the rating of the film “Dara from Jasenovac” directed by Predrag Antonijevic can no longer be even seen on IMDb.
Instead, only 506 reviews or comments regarding the film can be viewed. Before this option was removed, the film was rated 9.4, with the highest score being ten.
It is assumed that the main reason for removing this option is the fact that Serbs and Croats competed and rated the film with one or ten stars in order to lower or raise the rating of the film.
The downgrade/upgrade campaign was launched immediately after the publication of Variety magazine’s controversial review, which described Antonijevic’s film as “a Holocaust movie with questionable intentions” and “thinly disguised propaganda, cynically using the Holocaust to push a nativist agenda.”
It remains unknown whether the rating option could be restored at some point.
That fact that the information about the “rating war” is correct is also evident from the information that a message has been circulating on social networks for several days, appealing to vote for the film with the highest ratings, because the neighbours “are successfully bringing down the film’s rating”.
Izvor: Danas, BIZlife