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Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg, March 30, 2018) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Joe Deegan, May 24, 2016.

  1. fyebes

    Regular Prestigious

    extremely excited for this. one of my most anticipated films even though we still have two years. absolutely loved the book and I'm excited that Cline did the screenplay as well.
     
  2. Vivatoto

    Science is whatever we want it to be Prestigious

    Book was soo good.
     
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  3. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    The protagonist in the book was unbearable. That said, the world the author built up is pretty cool, and I wouldn't mind seeing it as a movie.
     
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  4. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    Book was incredible.
     
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  5. jump start

    Total ginger. Prestigious

    The book was great. I can't imagine it'd be easy to get all the licenses for all the stuff in the book for the movie, though.
     
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  6. fyebes

    Regular Prestigious

    what didn't you like about him?
     
  7. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    He's just so damn smug about everything. I had a hard time rooting for him.
     
  8. fyebes

    Regular Prestigious

    I can see that. I liked him but he wasn't my favorite.
     
  9. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Just downloaded this book on Audible. Can't wait to get into this.
     
  10. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Got delayed and finally got to listen to this book this past week, and wow, it was so good. Hoping the movie turns out awesome.
     
  11. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Don't really love that Spielberg is removing all of the references to his own work from the film. I get why he's doing it, but Spielberg nostalgia was a big part of what made the book's overall 80s-worshipping schtick so endearing.
     
  12. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

  13. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

     
  14. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    I am very excited for this movie. I'm gonna have to re-read the book beforehand.
     
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  15. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Really surprised they're removing the Aech surprise from the film. That was one of the best parts of the book, especially because of the point it made.
     
  16. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    The hideout is a lot bigger than they describe it in the book. And isn't Wade overweight in the book?
     
  17. brandon_260

    Trusted Prestigious

    I think a lot of Spielberg's best work comes from him working in sci-fi. This should be good.
     
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  18. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Yes and yes.
     
  19. Kyle Max

    Trusted Supporter

    I can't even begin to imagine the licensing and rights nightmare this movie must be up against. I wonder how much they're able to reference because I've never read anything that nailed even some of the most obscure 80s pop culture.
     
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  20. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Also with Spielberg taking his own work out of the equation, that limits things a lot. Plus it makes no sense whatsoever. So, like, what, James Halliday is obsessed with all sorts of geek/pop culture/80s things...except for Steven Spielberg? Like, do such people even exist?
     
  21. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    heyyy, i almost forgot about this adaptation. i loved the book for the world it created and the very concept of a giant immersive VR MMO (what with Oculus Rift/HTC Vive seems more and more possible) more than i liked the actual narrative.
    it seemed to rely just a little TOO much on nostalgia, like, nostalgia was baked into the very DNA of what made the book what it was i know. but still, it seemed to be a crutch for the storytelling. so much time spent explaining needlessly obscure pop culture references.

    has Spielberg explained why he's removing references to his own filmog anywhere?
     
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  22. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    I think he's said he just thought it would be weird. I don't know why that would be, but if that's how he feels I guess that's how it's going to be.
     
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  24. I'm in!
     
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  25. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

     
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