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Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:34 pm 
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 Post Post subject: Re: Ready Player One
Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:10 am 
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I've been hearing about the book for years but never read it, now I'm curious enough to check it out after seeing the trailer. I dunno, could be a mess, but... but... a flying Delorian!

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:29 pm 
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I haven't read the book, but I saw an interview with the author a few years ago and it sounded pretty neat. I think I would like it, just never made the effort to track it down. From the small knowledge I have about the property though I was pretty excited when I heard a movie was coming. It could definitely be messy as you said, but it could also be amazing. I trust Spielberg; I hope it's a great success.

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Hmm, I can't say that the trailer really interested me that much, but Steven Spielberg isn't renowned for making terrible movies. ;) I'll wait to find out more before I decide whether I watch it or not.

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:00 pm 
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The trailer doesn't let you know what's going on if you're not already aware of what the story involves. This is a synopsis the author gave in an interview:
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The story is set about 30 years from now when the real world was kind of a c.rappy place due to climate change and peak oil so a big chunk of the world go into a virtual reality simulation called The Oasis which is kind of the coolest possible future version of the internet combining social networking and the world wide web all kind of mashed into this sprawling virtual reality. The creator of this virtual reality dies and leaves his entire fortune and control of this virtual world to whoever can solve these video game puzzles that he's left behind to locate this easter egg that he's hidden inside the game. The hook is that all of these puzzles and riddles that he's left behind to unlock deal with classic like 1980's video games and 80's movies and kind of the pop culture of the 1980's which he grew up obsessed with, so to win this huge fortune all of these players have to become experts in 1980's pop culture.

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:55 pm 
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The book was pretty meh to me. I got about 80% of the references but without the nostalgia factor it didn't really add much. Visually it could be cool but eh. :shrugs:

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:39 pm 
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Honestly, the description tells me more about what's going on with the plot, but doesn't make me any more interested in seeing the movie.

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:27 pm 
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That's fair. I think it's a neat concept personally, but if the hook isn't appealing the rest probably isn't either because that's what it's really about I think.

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:52 pm 
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I read the first chapter or two of the book, but it wasn't really for me. I didn't get the eighties references, and wasn't a fan of the author's writing style. :shrugs: It has an interesting premise though, so might give the movie a go!


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