Ready Player One

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  1. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Except it actually is SUPPOSED to be a really great video game on the screen.
     
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    So? Didn’t make It engaging for me in any way.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Then why watch it? If the point of the movie is against what you want to see, why did you go on the first place? Did you think it would be different than what it was? What were your expectations?
     
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    It wasn’t against what I wanted to see. I expected to CARE what happens in the game. Didn’t.

    I also expected the games to be more interesting. They weren’t.

    I expected there would be stakes within the game. There weren’t any. You die... oh well. Just power up again.

    Then there’s the characters. The lead character was as bland as could possibly be so I didn’t care about him either.

    And if a rich corporation getting richer is the best you can do for stakes in a movie, then the movie’s failed at an emotional level.
     
  5. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    You missed a lot. The loyalty houses or whatever they were called would be an enormous reason to stop IOI from gaining more power. Not just being rich. Also if you does in the game you lost everything. There were stakes. That said wade was a piece of cardboard.
     
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    Meh.
     
  7. Stout

    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    I completely understand that.
     
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    It wasn't necessarily IOI getting 'richer', but more-so them taking over Oasis and taking away the freedom that everyone had within it. I agree about the connection to the main characters though...they didn't do enough to humanize them, in a sense, and instead you almost cared more about their virtual persona.
     
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    Fun movie, but could have done with about 30min less of real world fluff. Mecha Godzilla was the cherry for me.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    The family really enjoyed this movie. It felt very old school to me when movies were just about setting up a good adventure. Nothing to thought provoking, fun and the references to other movies, comics, properties and video games made it really fun for all of us.
     
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    Just caught this on HBO...have seen it twice already.


    fan-freaking-tastic

    all the pop references are straight out of the eighties...the soundtrack rocks

    and I am a 300 pound dude named chuck who lives with his mom....hilarious

    I dont think they could have redone charlie and the chocolate factory any better.


    might watch it again today.
     
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    Its my new favorite movie. I have seen it countless times. Its the nostalgic part of it and also the VR. If you loved the movie, you will love the book. Totally different and both fantastic.
     
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    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    I can see where someone would find the movie fantastic--I thought it was good enough, but nothing special--but I get it. The book, on the other hand, is a bloated abortion of horrible writing and empty nothing that the nostalgia can't even begin to hold up.
     
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    Really? Yeah he stuffed alot of nostalgia in it, but it wasn't bloated by any means.

    I guess I really loved the VR concept of how kids would be able to go to school via VR .They would be able to see/feel/touch what at teacher is teaching, like history, taking them to the Pyramids. Its just mind blowing what VR could do for learning in schools and other fields and by reading about it in a story made it that more prevalent to me I guess.
     
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