Discussion in 'Reviews' started by iamwhatiseem, Mar 30, 2018.
I read the book and loved it.
I saw the trailer for the movie and said "What the Fuck?"
The anti-religious introduction to the book turned my off to it right away...didn't get past chapter one.
Just watched the movie...probably my favorite of 2018 so far.
My recommendation...don't miss it...Hollywood can still make good movies, this one is worth watching.
See if you can catch the nod to Firefly/Serenity...another personal favorite.
P.S. - It was so good, I'm not watching the Super Troopers 2 dvd I also rented , which I've been waiting to see for well over a year, because I'm worried I'll be supremely disappointed by comparison. It was that good.
USMB thread - Super Troopers 2 release date tba...
"The search for an easter egg in a virtual reality game" based on a book? Hemingway should roll over in his grave.
I loved the book- and was disappointed by the movie.
Probably best for folks who like the genre but have never read the book.
I'm one of those who saw the trailer, and thought that it might be worth watching when it came on Suddenlink On Demand.
To tell you the truth? I never read the book, but I found the whole movie extremely entertaining. Matter of fact, I enjoyed it so much the first time, that I watched it again the next day (On Demand has 2 day rentals for 5 bucks).
Totally worth watching. The dialogue was funny, the action was intense, and the CGI was absolutely beautiful. Loved the movie.
And, if you have a choice between seeing the movie or reading the book? See the movie first if at all possible, because whatever you come up with in your mind is going to be better than what you see on the screen. There has been only ONE movie in my entire 54 years that I've seen where some of it was exactly as I imagined, and that was the series Lord of the Rings.
Be very glad you have not seen the movie if you have read the book.
The only part the movie has in common with the book is the title. This movie is by far the largest departure from its novel I have ever seen.
If it matters, the book's author is one of two credited for the screenplay. He must have been okay with it.
Turns out, the book rights and film rights were both sold within 48 hours of each other. “There was a bidding war over the book rights in June of 2010, followed the very next day by a bidding war over film rights in Hollywood. Because I started out as a screenwriter, and was part of the screenwriter’s guild, the deal was ‘If you bought the film rights, I had the right to write the first few drafts of the screenplay.’ ”
While that sounds like a dream situation for any writer – particular one whose biggest credit before their debut book was the not-particularly well-received screenplay for Fanboys – Cline was rushed off his feet. Due to the fast nature of deal, the author had to complete a screenplay before the rights were sold and way before the book was published. “I couldn’t point to it being a bestseller, let alone an international best seller, so I didn’t have much leverage to maintain the integrity of my story when I was working on it,” he says.
“I felt like they were forcing me to take it further and further away from my book.
Ernest Cline talks Ready Player One, Spielberg, and the future of VR
It was alright.
Actually better than I expected.
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