3 weeks ago
- Last edited 3 weeks ago
Originally posted by Goatboy
Kid Goat went to see Ready Player One today. Apparently it was cool.
This is the whole of her review.
I recommended the novel to pap a while ago.
Kid Goat is astonished that it's a book too.
Just back from what must be the most entertaining trip to the Cinema we've made.
Nostalgia ain't waht it used to be...
Ready Player One is beyond Cool. It is an Epic - a total Cult film you will watch again and again. It may also be a Marmite Movie.
Spielberg is back to his best bringing out that inner kid in all of us.
The movie has huge flaws, the pacing is erratic - the 3rd act loses some pace (for which I forgive him) the ending is sort of not quite whelming. In one way the entire movie is designed to simply dig into the psyche of every movie goer and tug the nostalgia key.
You could say it is a rip off of Avatar or every movie ever made. And THAT is the point - the genius - or the Marmiteness.
Just sit back, pop a can of Tab and listen to Duran Duran...
There is a moment of everything, from every cult movie ever made (and some bloody great bits of some great 80's tracks), ll set in a Distopian Universe.
Rush, Van Halen, Depeche Mode, Hall & Oates New Order, Blondie, Springsteen, Howard Jones, Aha and many many more the soundtrack alone is epic
I'm no Gamer or Manga or KPOP - Mrs D_P even less so, but we recognised so much, Super Mario to Godzilla, Asteroids to the Atari 32. New Order to, well, Jack Nicholson.
The opening storyline leads into our first immersion in a game. It truly was the most immersive 3D I've watched - felt really dizzy at times and there was just SO much going on!
Gang, this TRULY is a movie you have to see in 3D and preferably in IMax while you can. You won't applaud at the end but everyone in the cinema had a silly grin on their faces as they walked out.
It won't change the world, win awards for best script or best actor. It will simply tug on the emotions of our memories - and when he does that, Spielberg is at his best.
Bloody Loved it.And yes it really is as Cool as Fuck.
And yes it could have been even better but then
"I've never seen The Shining"