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Ready Player One
« on: April 09, 2018, 08:58:29 PM »
So today I went to an almost empty movie theatre to see Ready Player One (which has only been out over here for three days, so an empty movie theatre is really not a good sign). I don't understand this though, as I thought the movie was great... :)

First of all, I have not read the book, so I am not part of the original fan-base. However, from what I have heard, the book is quite controversial. I cannot speak for movie-book loyalty here (I also have never written a movie rewiew before, but seeing that empty movie theatre just made me want to defend it/ tell people how great it was)...

So, without much further ado, let's try this thing...

The movie starts right off with the 80s references, playing Van Halen's "Jump", which of course already kind of won the movie for me, as I love that song and then "jumps" almost right in with the action. There is a bit of exposition monologuing going on, but I expected that to happen... The pace picks up really quickly after that though, with a car race, which I would love to watch again in slow motion, as the images were just zooming past so quickly and everything seemed to happen all at once. The scene did a great job introducing the characters though, as well as parts of the risks and downsides of playing in the OASIS.

I'd like to not give away too much of the plot, so I'll just say that there are tons of fun and well placed easter eggs throughout this movie about a hunt for an easter egg. I think it is quite amazing that they managed to put in so many of them in there, as the licencing for all of those can't have been cheap.

The soundtrack of course is another win (although it might not be, if you ablsolutely hated the 80s, but I'm writing this and I love them, so I'm winning this...).

Basically, if you like Sci-fi and don't hate the pop-cultural stuff that was created in the 80s, you should definitely check out this movie, as I said before, I enjoyed the hell out of this movie, it was fun, the action was great and the soundtrack, well, let's just say "Staying Alive" is glorious...

Anyways, this concludes my ramblings... If you've already seen the movie, I'd love to discuss it and chat, so let me know what you thought of it... :)
"Those who don't beieve in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl