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Will ‘Dune: Part Two’ Knock ‘Shawshank’ Off Its IMDb Throne?

Dune: Part Two, has already broken a record on IMDb, despite not even being released yet. The film currently holds a rating of 9.4, putting it at the top of the list for the best movies of all time as rated by regular users of the site.

Breaking records even before its release, Dune: Part Two has already claimed the top spot on IMDb’s ranking for the all-time best movies. With an impressive rating of 9.4, it surpasses the previous titleholder, The Shawshank Redemption, which held a rating of 9.3. Notably close behind are The Godfather, with a rating of 9.2, and five other films boasting a rating of 9.0. This early success signifies the high anticipation and acclaim surrounding Dune: Part Two.

IMDb’s Rating System

IMDb employs an “unweighted mean” calculation to account for anomalous ratings that could improperly skew a film’s overall score. For example, Dune: Part Two currently has an ‘unweighted mean’ of 9.17, lower than its displayed 9.4 rating.

As the site explains: “When unusual voting activity is detected, an alternate weighting calculation may be applied in order to preserve the reliability of our system.”

In the case of Dune: Part Two, the presence of two outlier one-star ratings brings down its ‘unweighted mean.’ Removing those produces the 9.4 rating visible on the site.

Similarly, The Shawshank Redemption’s 9.3 rating derives from an ‘unweighted mean’ of 9.1 after discounting skewed votes. This system allows IMDb to filter out rating extremes and maintain accurate averages.

Mixed Reactions to Sky-High Hype for Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two has garnered tremendous pre-release excitement, with some touting it as an instant sci-fi/fantasy classic. As one IMDb reviewer raved: “I believe it’s an historic piece of epic-Fantasy/Sci-Fi cinema and a movie that will be remembered as a classic of the genre.”

However, reactions on Twitter have been more measured, with users split on whether the sequel can live up to the massive hype. Some expressed enthusiasm, with comments like “This makes me happy, can’t wait to see it” and “As it should be, I could have sat there three more hours.”

But others urged caution, noting “Don’t doubt it’s a good movie but of all time? Nah” and “Reminder that Venom Let There Be Carnage had an 8.2 on IMDB when it first came out.” One user summarized: “I wouldn’t go that far.”

While anticipation for Dune: Part Two remains incredibly high, some are wary of prematurely declaring it one of the best films ever made. Opening weekend reactions will likely provide a clearer sense of where the sequel truly stands.

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