Ready Player One - Will it be good or shit?

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Ready Player One - Will it be good or shit?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:33 pm

Well, which will it be? I'm in two minds about the trailers and haven't read the book so I'm subcontracting my opinion to the Rationalia Hive Mind.
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Post by Rum » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:46 pm

The trailer looks good - and it will be visually very appealing I' sure but the trailer makes the plot appear a bit derivative. Await reviews!

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Post by cronus » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:26 pm

Great place to return to The Eighties if my back hadn't gone and I didn't resemble my dad at the time when looking in the mirror. :tup:

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Post by pErvinalia » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:17 am

never heard of it.
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Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:49 am

These days,. we only get to the cinema if we take the spawn with us, which currently restricts us to anything up to a 12A. MH1 loves dystopian sci-fi, so she's reasonably excited about this film.
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Post by Animavore » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:45 pm

It's latter-day, Grandaddy Speilberg. It'll be shit.
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Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:46 pm

Animavore wrote:It's latter-day, Grandaddy Speilberg. It'll be shit.
This is our concern, Dude.

It was quite cool to see the Delorean in the trailer. MH1 thought Maze Runner Death Cure was good, so she's easily pleased.

Anyone read the book?
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Post by Pappa » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:47 pm

I read the book this week. It's not great literature, but it's an excellent story that could transfer well to film. I hope they do it justice.

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Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:25 pm

Pappa wrote:I read the book this week. It's not great literature, but it's an excellent story that could transfer well to film. I hope they do it justice.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Is this about the Winter Lymics?
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Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:Is this about the Winter Lymics?
You are de-LUGE-ional again.
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Post by PsychoSerenity » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:01 pm

Finally got around to watching this. I finished the book some months ago. They changed a lot around - certainly a lot of the specific cultural references I suspect for copyright reasons - and I didn't mind that because it still had plenty of nostalgia and game references. And even some major alterations to the plot in terms of who does what, but that was fine too, worked well for the movie, even improved it in places. And they kept well to the overall plot and major themes and concepts the book explored. But I did feel it was all slightly too PG Spielberg family film. The outside world in the book seemed a lot more gritty, darker, and real. There was more at stake. In the movie they didn't even have one of the Five killed, and I think it needed something like that for a bit more tension. It felt like there was never any doubt that it would have a happy ending.
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