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The [Ready Player One] Quarantine Thread

StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice,To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
Everyone is talking about this new movie that is sweeping the nation. The phrases used in that sentence have a positive connotation, but I would urge you to please reconsider.

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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    [Gunters Only]

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    How long has this movie been out

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    oh thank Christ

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Who would win in a fight Goku Superman or Redding "Player" One, protagonist of Ready Player One

  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    I'm still gonna see it, and I know it's out of spite, but I'm lost track of who I'm spiting by doing it

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Just to catch everyone up to speed on every previous discussion we've ever had about this movie/book phenomenon

    Ernest Cline is a bad poet

    Ready Player One is transphobic


    Also poorly written


    There's an entire podcast about how bad it is I guess, I don't know, I haven't listened to it

    This is all stuff that probably could have gone in the OP but Demi's song was too good for that

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  • EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    The book got weirdly good reviews too

    I think my diet is looking crow free

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    That dumb car became his "avatar's trademark"

    I'm sure it did

    Everyone seeing it and thinking "here comes captain dorkazoid"

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I've always said there could be a good movie taken out of that book.

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  • Mx. QuillMx. Quill I now prefer "Myr. Quill", actually... {They/Them}Registered User regular
    edited March 2018
    I've always said there could be a good movie taken out of that book.

    Maybe a twelve minute long standalone video, if you removed all the plodding dialogue and lists of things Cline likes.

    It'd basically end up being the protagonist realizing he's wasted five years of his life on things other people tell him to like without ever stopping to contemplate on whether or not he actually enjoys any of it.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I've always said there could be a good movie taken out of that book.

    Maybe a twelve minute long standalone video, if you removed all the plodding dialogue and lists of things Cline likes.

    That stuff isn't going to be in the movie which is why I've said it could be decent.

  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I was actually going to make this before I left to see it Thursday if no one else had. Glad I don't have too.

    I will report to everyone my views when I have to go to it. Assuming I survive.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    That Vox article someone posted in the movie thread was a really great read, and offers a good (maybe only partial) explanation as to why that could be.

  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    There has to be a pretty good chance Spielberg cut that stuff out. The man exploded a shark with a SCUBA tank, which was far more satisfying than the book's ending.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    It got a B on the AV Club, who aren't known for their over generous reviews.

  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull is sitting at 77%, that movie is a nightmare (and also by spielberg)

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Crow is from 1994 and not relevant to my many interests based on it's decade

  • ReginaldReginald When I am Pres., I will create the Department of ______Registered User regular
    I'm looking forward to this movie. Spielberg can make some movie magic. I'm not expecting some mindblowing masterpiece though.

  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    I'm still gonna see it, and I know it's out of spite, but I'm lost track of who I'm spiting by doing it

    This is the higher level of spite and I totally endorse it.

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull is sitting at 77%, that movie is a nightmare (and also by spielberg)

    Nah

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  • rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    The book got weirdly good reviews too

    I think my diet is looking crow free

    The book also came out before toxic nerddom reached critical mass, so who knows how it would be reviewed today? Probably more like Armada.

    Yeah the toxic nerddom had always been there but all the explosions of entitled nerd reactionaries happened a few years after the book came out, which leads us to take a more critical eye toward the stuff that may have flown under the radar at the time. Not saying the book caused that stuff or was even aware it was brewing, but it’s all a small part of the equation right?

    As I said in the other thread I will likely still end up seeing the movie with friends, and I hold out hope that one of the most talented directors in history can approach the subject material in a way that makes it fun.

    I’m not as bothered by the reference stuff. I think it’s corny but makes sense, as each character in the vr world is a person represented by an avatar. It may surprise all of you but I’m not actually a rabbit with a meat cleaver helmet. I just hope Spielberg manages to make the movie a fun popcorn thing but tones down the book’s worst urges.

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  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    cursedking wrote: »
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull is sitting at 77%, that movie is a nightmare (and also by spielberg)

    Nah

    yeah

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    The book got weirdly good reviews too

    I think my diet is looking crow free

    I read RPO and it wasn't all that bad. I've read worst books, some that sold more and has a whole series (Sword of Truth, anyone?)

    The dog piling on RPO is a lot like how Twilight got dog piled. It's just cool to make fun of it, and if you want a few likes them you can just jump right in the dog pile.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    The book got weirdly good reviews too

    I think my diet is looking crow free

    Vox has a good piece on the disparity of the reaction to the book and movie. Short version - in the intervening years between the two, something happened to cause us to rethink how we view geek culture and nostalgia. What that something may have been is left as an exercise for the reader.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Sometimes I think about digging back into the book threads of this forum's past in order to find all of the people here who read the book and enjoyed it at the time

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    cursedking wrote: »
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull is sitting at 77%, that movie is a nightmare (and also by spielberg)

    Nah

    yeah

    Crystal Skull is good and fun

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    The RPO audience experience

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    Can't say I'm particularly keen, even though it's got curiously unreserved thumbs ups from a few places

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  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    again, RT scores aren't for winning arguments about objective film quality

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    It's seating at 83% on RT. Who's ready to eat crow?

    The book got weirdly good reviews too

    I think my diet is looking crow free

    I read RPO and it wasn't all that bad. I've read worst books, some that sold more and has a whole series (Sword of Truth, anyone?)

    The dog piling on RPO is a lot like how Twilight got dog piled. It's just cool to make fun of it, and if you want a few likes them you can just jump right in the dog pile.

    i read RPO when it came out and liked it then, not recognizing the absolutely shitty way Cline treated the characters of Aech or Artemis.

    the other thing i can't get over is using the Iron Giant as a war machine, when the character was the complete opposite of that.

    RPO represents everything bad about fandom and misogyny and race all tied up in a pretty gift box. the movie apparently even downplays the dystopian future elements of poverty and global warming screwing up the planet, which were one of the few good things about the book.

    you can call it dogpiling or whatever. it's still not good.

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    *ahem*

    more like Ready Player Buns (buns = butts)

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    what in sam hill is objective quality

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    edited March 2018
    I initially got annoyed at the Back to the Future music stinger in the trailer but then saw the music composer for RPO is the BTTF guy so I guess I can't complain.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Sometimes I think about digging back into the book threads of this forum's past in order to find all of the people here who read the book and enjoyed it at the time

    I think I might have a...well, I don't think I ever gave it a super positive review, but I don't think I hated it immediately. It's a weird thing where when it first hit, people, including myself, seem to gloss over a lot of its worst elements and when they get brought up now, there's this "what the fuck, has that been there the whole time?" reaction.

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Sometimes I think about digging back into the book threads of this forum's past in order to find all of the people here who read the book and enjoyed it at the time

    I think I might have a...well, I don't think I ever gave it a super positive review, but I don't think I hated it immediately. It's a weird thing where when it first hit, people, including myself, seem to gloss over a lot of its worst elements and when they get brought up now, there's this "what the fuck, has that been there the whole time?" reaction.

    This was exactly me. I looked over a bunch of it. It was in my blind spot and I am pissed I missed that stuff. Shows I still have holes I need to fill.

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited March 2018
    I actually do hope it's good. Or at least historically insanely bad.

    Because I know my friends are going to force me to watch it as part of our annual End of Year thing and I'd rather watch a good movie or a thunderously shitty movie than a bad one.

    It has to be better than Book of Henry. Oh dear christ, let it be better than Book of Henry. I can't take another one of those.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2018
    Knob wrote: »
    what in sam hill is objective quality

    Its my opinion on something

    edit RPO does look kinda boring though, I assume the movie will smooth over all the parts of the book where the main character is just repugnant but I think the main premise just isn't very interesting

    edit edit and the CGI looks bad

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    well I guess that saves me some time at least

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Sometimes I think about digging back into the book threads of this forum's past in order to find all of the people here who read the book and enjoyed it at the time

    I think I might have a...well, I don't think I ever gave it a super positive review, but I don't think I hated it immediately. It's a weird thing where when it first hit, people, including myself, seem to gloss over a lot of its worst elements and when they get brought up now, there's this "what the fuck, has that been there the whole time?" reaction.

    This is pretty much the reason I haven't actually done this. I know there were people around here who had reactions from actually it's fine to enjoyable trash, but I'm pretty certain nobody ended up earnestly defending any of the legitimately shitty parts of the book.

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  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    edited March 2018
    Every good review basically points out stuff that would drive me crazy as positives.

    That said I've heard set pieces as linked to Tintin. Which yeah, Spielberg does pretty great with 3d animated set piece. So I could see that winning over plenty of folks.

    But yeah. There's still zero chance that I would like this movie. I get exhausted by cameos within respective cinematic universes as it is. Throw in every franchise and my skin will peel itself out in revolt.

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