Ready Player One

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    Ready Player One

    Release date: March 29, 2018
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, nudity and language)
    Screenwriters: Zak Penn, Ernest Cline
    Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
    Website: ReadyPlayerOnemovie.com| Facebook| Twitter| Instagram

    Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance

    Plot Summary: From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality- bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.


     
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    To me, that looks terrible.

    Cashing in on what looks like (and sounds like) hundreds of pop-culture references all to glorify a fantasy world that doesn't exist. A soulless adventure.




    EDIT: I think I'm a curmudgeon.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Obviously not a book reader, because that's what the book is.
     
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    Seeing this tomorrow. Has gotten great reviews so far :)
     
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    Cheesewater (ex-Uriah Heep)

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    Yeah because I didn't read the novel I'm "not a book reader". :biglaugh:
     
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    Kinda feel like Chap meant you were a reader of this specific book. But could be wrong.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Of course. Why anyone would think I meant he wasn't a book reader AT ALL is ludicrous.
     
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    Everyone’s super touchy these days!
     
  9. Brian in Mesa

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    Exactly. I am an avid reader and own this book. Likely going to read it next. Anyone who reads - even casually - has heard about this book.
     
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    I don't know Chaplin's penchant for nuance well enough to do anything but read the words as written.
    And I never indicated that I was unaware of the book. The movie appears to lean even more heavily on schlock because of the music and the sound effects and the visuals...you know...stuff you don't get from prose.
     
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    ok.
     
  12. Stout

    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    This fixed a lot of the book's atrocious mistakes and horrific writing, but not enough. It was a great 1 hour 45 minute movie stuffed to 2 hours and 20 minutes. Felt it really took off in the middle third.

    I was so happy we wouldn't get a giant, moronic monologue to start us off, like we got in the book, because this was a movie and it would be SO MUCH EASIER just to show it all. Then we got a giant, moronic monologue to start the movie off. Sigh. [\spoiler]
     
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    So worth a look, or wait for DVD?
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Absolutely worth it on the big screen.
     
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    never heard of the book but the movie looks interesting...fun at least
     

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