Ready Player One

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  1. Veho
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    Ready Player One is a novel that gained wide success riding the wave of 80s nostalgia and the modern nerd culture. You've either heard of it or you haven't, and the less I talk about it the better. It's pretty popular so they made a movie based on it.

    Trailer is out. Let's play "spot the reference":



    Anyway, it's directed by Steven Spielberg, and it is conceivable that it might not suck.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I am betting my 2018 it will be gooood.
    Even if they didn't go with this weird idea to use magic leap.

    I expect it to be very entertaining, a pleasure to watch.
     
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  3. The Real Jdbye

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    That looks pretty good, I'll have to watch it.
    I've heard of the book, but beyond being game related I had no idea what it was about.
     
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    Yeah, Im kind of hyped for this one, plan to read the book.


    Also the Iron Giant is in the trailer
     
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    verrry excited about this one. I read the book and it was 75% good and the ending kinda sucked. but I have a feeling senor spielbergo will fix that.
     
  6. Veho
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    Alright, time to play "Spot The Reference 2: Electric Bugaloo"




    Winner gets NOTHING.
     
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    First I thought that Ready Player One felt like a rip-off of one of my favourite book series: Otherland by Tad Williams. Many similar themes. But I realise that's just the fanboy in me talking.
    But then came Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother and much more) and wrote a novel called Otherworld.... and that IS a fuqin rip-off! :P

    On to the topic, I will watch this whenever I can rent it, it looks like it can be a lot of fun :)
     
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    Which reference? I am too bad at this, so I will point out the obvious ones only.
    In order, Spiderman, Hulk. /s
    Not Anime Grill. /s
    The video on the screen behind the window in the washing machines bed looks familiar, but you got me, no idea.
    Many cool cars I don't recognize, well there's the Mach 5 and the DeLorean I guess.
    There's something that looks like the A-Team van afar, but perhaps it is just my imagination.
    Also, is that the old crap batmobile perhaps?
    Some KITT lights on that DeLorean.
    Harley Queen and Deathstroke.
    I lost a couple hundreds of references around here.
    Kaneda's bike.
    etc, etc.
    King Kong
    a war scene with probably 9999 references, too much.
    Overwatch - the ass girl (sorry, I am not an Overwatch fan, so no idea what's the name) / Street Fighter - Chun Li.
    Gundam RX-78-2.
    Chucky?
    Iron Giant.

    Missed 99% of the references for sure…
     
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    I'm interested in the movie, but I can't get over how odd the guy's leg looks in the poster!

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    He's Mr. Fantastic.
     
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    Second one is all I have seen thus far and was odd. Probably the ultimate form of reference bait trailer*, and at the same time seemed like it might have kept the spoilers somewhat light. If we must have two minute trailers though then that is a decent way to do it. If it is the next stage of the internet though I can see it.

    *though I dare say I missed most of them other than the iron giant, king kong and the delorean.

    I have my fears that it will be like much most futurism film/tv stuff where they underestimate the tinkerer/hacker set. It was one of my major misgivings with that surrogates film a few years back

    That said I hope someone takes the resulting film and creates a mash up with Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (the Gene Wilder fronted one from the 70s, Tim Burton can keep his efforts).

    ?
     
  13. Veho
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    Well...

    On one hand there's the Oasis, the internet/Second Life/MMO hybrid virtual world thing that everything revolves around and where the majority of the story takes place, and that place is described as (magically) completely and entirely hack-proof and tinker-proof. There are some loopholes in the rules and some items are imbalanced and so on but as far as actually hacking the system at any level, nope.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    We don't know how it will play out in the movie because the trailer and promo pics suggest they made some changes to the source material (thankfully).
     
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    Looks awesome, but it won't reach the popularity of the Infinity War trailer.
     
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    Replace the star wars stuff with random nerd culture and you have every review of the movie.
     
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    Anyone read the book? Is it any good?
     
  17. Veho
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    I did.
    It's... popular. :mellow:
     
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    This should answer your question. If this kind of writing doesn't bother you then you might enjoy the book and it's premise.
     
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