Yeah, it's not that it's worse, it's just for a different purpose. Like Matt King said, cinematic film stocks are designed to be very very flat. Like, if you were to scan the ungraded stock unknowingly, you would probably think something was fucked up it would be so flat. It's designed to capture as much detail as possible, then you basically grade it in post to bring out/reduce the image and mold it to be what you want it to look like. Basically.