Spielberg's latest based on the novel of the same name. Mark Rylance portrays a virtual world inventor who somewhat resembles Steve Jobs. Prior to his death he planted an Easter Egg in the virtual world (Oasis). The action concerns a competitive hunt for the egg. The film is an amazing gamer nerd fest. It's filled with gaming and pop culture references. You don't need to be a gamer to enjoy this. There a great extended sequence riffing on The Shining. The set design and set decoration are top drawer. I happened to see the 3D format which I think this picture justifies. You'll want the large popcorn.
Ready Player One
Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:31 PM
I read the book last year. Amazon popped it up as a Kindle suggestion. I read a fair amount of science fiction and the premise seemed appealing. The book got off to a fine start but somewhere in the middle it lost direction, as if the author ran out of ideas.
When I heard that Spielberg was making it into a movie I was pleased - he never runs out of ideas. I'm looking forward to watching it but I'll skip the spoilers.
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:14 PM
Haven't read the book, but I'm told that the film glosses over certain elements in the book and clearly adds a number of pop references dear to Spielberg. Not sure whose idea it was but it was fun to see the return of the Iron Giant.
Then that happened.