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Ready Player One!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:58 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


All indications point to this being one of Speilberg's best films. It has a 84 rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and I have it on good authority that this is an A-1 film from start to finish.

There's more, but I won't spoil it for you guys, but it's good stuff.
Anyway, I plan to see it opening day. I will post a review shortly thereafter.
See you later.........


SGG

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:19 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Is opening day Thursday evening? Or Thursday Midnight?

This and Alita are the biggest blips on my Radar at this point.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:07 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Saying it will be one of Speilberg's best films are very big words. I don't think that even Spielberg would be quoted as trying to give off that impression.


I saw a commercial for it on TV on break at work. I have to admit that it does look like something I would be interested in. I'm glad that Spielberg was behind it instead of Bay or Snyder or the like.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:17 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Saying it will be one of Speilberg's best films are very big words. I don't think that even Spielberg would be quoted as trying to give off that impression.


I saw a commercial for it on TV on break at work. I have to admit that it does look like something I would be interested in. I'm glad that Spielberg was behind it instead of Bay or Snyder or the like.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Hmmmm.
Perhaps this is a year of Speilberg vs Cameron.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:46 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


It opens today, Thursday, first showing in the morning (as early as 10 a.m.)

And yes, I'm also very interested in Alita: Battle Angel
I'll give you a hint as too RP1, we will like one of the references in the movie very much. Something that only Spielberg could pull off.


SGG

Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Is opening day Thursday evening? Or Thursday Midnight?

This and Alita are the biggest blips on my Radar at this point.


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Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:48 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


You're right Six, it is a bold statement. But I have it on good authority, trust me on this.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Saying it will be one of Speilberg's best films are very big words. I don't think that even Spielberg would be quoted as trying to give off that impression.


I saw a commercial for it on TV on break at work. I have to admit that it does look like something I would be interested in. I'm glad that Spielberg was behind it instead of Bay or Snyder or the like.

Do Right, Be Right. :)


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Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:28 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Saying it will be one of Speilberg's best films are very big words. I don't think that even Spielberg would be quoted as trying to give off that impression.


I saw a commercial for it on TV on break at work. I have to admit that it does look like something I would be interested in. I'm glad that Spielberg was behind it instead of Bay or Snyder or the like.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Hmmmm.
Perhaps this is a year of Speilberg vs Cameron.



"Indiana Jones" Spielberg vs. "Terminator" Cameron...

That wouldn't be a bad year at all.


Here's hoping that's the actual battle and they're not just fighting against themselves and their track records of putting out just as much crap as they do great flicks.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:37 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Saying it will be one of Speilberg's best films are very big words. I don't think that even Spielberg would be quoted as trying to give off that impression.


I saw a commercial for it on TV on break at work. I have to admit that it does look like something I would be interested in. I'm glad that Spielberg was behind it instead of Bay or Snyder or the like.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Hmmmm.
Perhaps this is a year of Speilberg vs Cameron.

"Indiana Jones" Spielberg vs. "Terminator" Cameron...

That wouldn't be a bad year at all.


Here's hoping that's the actual battle and they're not just fighting against themselves and their track records of putting out just as much crap as they do great flicks.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Well, with Spielberg's RP1 and Cameron's Alita, it's a promising premise.

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Friday, March 30, 2018 10:31 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Ready Player One is a pop culture phenomenon. A dazzling whirling spectacle of music, film and pop icons flashing up on the screen at 100 mph. It was fun watching all that whiz by, but that may have detracted somewhat from the overall experience.

Still though, I liked it, but I suspect that the breakneck speed and fast-paced action may have been deliberate. I thought of watching it again, even as I watched it unfold, but this time in either 3D or IMAX format. Don't get me wrong, it is good, very good. I rate it slightly below Black Panther in overall movie wow factor, but I think that the audience I experienced with would argue with me on that count. Everyone in the theater seemed to enjoy it. Well, so did I, for the most part.

There were plenty of laughs, mainly set around the two lead characters and their awkward "Disney" romance. Spielberg kept it light and airy, no real dangerous situations except for a few action sequences that put our heroes in danger of being "zeroed out" but nothing really deep. There was a subplot of a rebellion and of never revealing one's true identity online (a wise idea). But I really liked our little hero Wade Watts, the teen who quests to find the 3 keys to the "Oasis",
a virtual reality world where anyone can be anything.

He served as our humble narrator and I found it quite useful since he explained the rules of the game, and kept us, the audience, informed of the goings-on. The movie runs a little over two hours, but I wish their would have been more set up in the real world, so we could get a feeling for the deeply depressing real world and why everyone looked to escape. I also really enjoyed the character of Halladay, played by Oscar winner Mark Rylance, a sort of composite computer-gamer-genius-inventor and resident trillionaire. He was totally fun and inventive with his portrayal of the Gates-Jobs-Wojo type character. He kept the movie grounded.

Spielberg did some job placing all those pop culture references and sprinkling them throughout the movie, Bravo on that. It was fun pointing to all the cool stuff up on the screen.

Spoiler Alert!

There was even something Firefly related. See if you could spot it.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars. Will it set box office records, not sure, but it was indeed fun to watch.


SGG

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Friday, March 30, 2018 1:41 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Regarding the Firefly shoutout. Was this unique, or did you feel that BSG, Star Trek, Star Wars, Outer Limits, X-Files were also represented?

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Friday, March 30, 2018 3:48 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Unique....there was some Disney, arcade and video game characters, TMNT. You already know about the Iron Giant from the trailer. Plus a few other mentions, which I won't reveal - Spoilers.

If any of the ones you mentioned were in there, it was fleeting among the many shown.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Regarding the Firefly shoutout. Was this unique, or did you feel that BSG, Star Trek, Star Wars, Outer Limits, X-Files were also represented?


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Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:40 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I had seen and posted the date in another thread, noticing it was a Thursday.
But I hadn't noticed it was Good Friday and Easter.
Is there a reason for that, are there resurrections or multiple lives in the film?
RP1 was originally slated to open in mid-December, but was pushed back to not conflict with The Last Jedi.
So, shifting from Christmas to Easter.

How long before RP1 outgrosses TLJ?

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:59 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Interesting. Can't help but feel that Edge of Tomorrow missed an opportunity here when it was released in late May of 2014.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 12:23 PM

THGRRI


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Sunday, April 1, 2018 4:06 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:


How long before RP1 outgrosses TLJ?



Dunno if it will, but it damn well should. A far better movie, in most aspects. Obviously lacking the saga and 40 years of character familiarity. Unless you count the avatars.

1st time I saw the Firefly class ship ( was it SERENITY ? ) I thought to myself... " There she is ...". Just a brief - from across the dance floor I saw her - moment, like when she caught Mal's eye.

But the 2nd time was... WOW !! Hell yeah !

* ETA - of COURSE it was SERENITY, duh !

Also... Simon Pegg sure is living the dream. Another great sci-fi flick he's stumbled into. Kudos.

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So, had Parzival signed the ' contract ', what would have happened ? Still wins everything, but he didn't get the REAL prize , in discovering the joys of living in the real world ?






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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 2:12 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I enjoyed this. Will probably see it again.

I sensed this was the sort of entertainment that Valerian was trying to be.


Questions inside spoiler field:

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I understand it is imagination, but I don't get the basis of driving a motorcycle backwards, as fast as you can.
Looks like one version of a midrange bulk transport model Firefly was made with guns. Is this the shout out that is being mentioned?

Does anybody think that Ogden was prohibited from playing for the keys? I noticed his avatar sometimes did not obey commands, which allowed key clues to be accidentally revealed to Parzival.


I watched RP1 back-to-back with Tomb Raider, so was comfortable seeing Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, although in different films. Also saw Hannah John-Kamen in each film.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 5:43 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Certainly could and likely will re-watch.

Hannah John-Kamen - first noticed her in Killjoys. Very watchable. and nice to see her doing more on screen. Although, to be honest, when I first saw her in RP1, w/ her hair as it was I immediately thought of Thulsa Doom Probably not the look she was going for, at least I hope not.

JSF - I hadn't thought of the points you brought up, but of course, it's " make believe " A few other thoughts..

Gadgets and avatars can be modified, so seeing a Firefly w/ guns isn't all that big a deal. There are specs for a militarized version Firefly, so whether it was another vessel or Serenity in battle mode, it's kinda no biggie to me.

Also...

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I know, again, it's a movie, but the biggest flaws, if it is that - how did they know how to recreate the office so perfectly ? Wade had only been there via him being a hologram, so I get that he could have gotten the passcode, but every detail of the room, AND then have the time + ability to hack the feed into their own ' holo-deck' as it were, so the real life Sarrento didn't for a second doubt that Wade and Daito had waltzed into corporate , w/ guns, totally unnoticed ? The guy picked up on Wade's emotion suppression mode, yet can't decipher a CGI office and his own ? Unlikely.

Wade breaks rule 1, and what undeniably he should have been well aware of - never reveal your RL name and location while on the net / in the Oasis. That he falls for Art3mis so fast and so hard... kinda makes him look like a total noob. He could have been like 12 and she 37, for all they both knew...

Who the hell is Online Industries thinking they can send goon squads to hunt down citizens or imprison anyone they damn well please ? I guess that's ' just how things are' , in the future. Lovely.

Cells that can open up from then inside, by design, which allowed Art3mis to get easy access to everything she needed to in order for Wade and the good guys to win. As if every corporate HQ has a basement full of actual prison cells.



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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 9:07 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Certainly could and likely will re-watch.

Hannah John-Kamen - first noticed her in Killjoys. Very watchable. and nice to see her doing more on screen. Although, to be honest, when I first saw her in RP1, w/ her hair as it was I immediately thought of Thulsa Doom Probably not the look she was going for, at least I hope not.

JSF - I hadn't thought of the points you brought up, but of course, it's " make believe " A few other thoughts..

Gadgets and avatars can be modified, so seeing a Firefly w/ guns isn't all that big a deal. There are specs for a militarized version Firefly, so whether it was another vessel or Serenity in battle mode, it's kinda no biggie to me.

Also...

Select to view spoiler:



I know, again, it's a movie, but the biggest flaws, if it is that - how did they know how to recreate the office so perfectly ? Wade had only been there via him being a hologram, so I get that he could have gotten the passcode, but every detail of the room, AND then have the time + ability to hack the feed into their own ' holo-deck' as it were, so the real life Sarrento didn't for a second doubt that Wade and Daito had waltzed into corporate , w/ guns, totally unnoticed ? The guy picked up on Wade's emotion suppression mode, yet can't decipher a CGI office and his own ? Unlikely.

Wade breaks rule 1, and what undeniably he should have been well aware of - never reveal your RL name and location while on the net / in the Oasis. That he falls for Art3mis so fast and so hard... kinda makes him look like a total noob. He could have been like 12 and she 37, for all they both knew...

Who the hell is Online Industries thinking they can send goon squads to hunt down citizens or imprison anyone they damn well please ? I guess that's ' just how things are' , in the future. Lovely.

Cells that can open up from then inside, by design, which allowed Art3mis to do get easy access to everything she needed to in order for Wade and the good guys to win. As if every corporate HQ has a basement full of actual prison cells.



I didn't have any problem with Guns version Firefly, but our introduction to the verse made such a point of it in TTJ.

Loyalty booths didn't seem outrageous. Before Parzival winning, they were legal to connect to Oasis. Part of their legality may have included emergency escape requirements.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 11:39 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Well, there were 2 ' shout outs ', at least, that I saw. One would have been fine, but 2 was even better. Especially the 2nd, longer shot

As for the motorcycle... umm, that's just what Art3mis chose as her ride. The means of transport wasn't so much the point though. She could have picked anything, I guess...

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Are you referring to the 1st challenge ? Riding her cycle ' backwards' was just the means of how the race was won. I'm not sure what is problematic for you, as the clue from Halliday was to ' step on the gas and go backwards ' , or there abouts. He was saying not everything has to be new and changed for it to be awesome, and he longed for the ability to turn back the clock as it were.



Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

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