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Reply #70 on: April 02, 2018, 04:04:37 AM

Your wife never read the book.  Or you have no wife.  One or the other.

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Reply #71 on: April 02, 2018, 06:09:26 AM

Mark Rylance?  Considering he appeared in two of the shittest films I've had to sit through in recent times (BFG and Dunkirk) I'll take that as fair warning. He's the good canary actor of bad films.

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Reply #72 on: April 02, 2018, 08:15:11 AM

I never understood the extreme reactions to the book on either side.  It makes great fodder for a summer blockbuster film, why not leave it at that?
See, I actually want to clarify something.  I do not viscerally hate the book for its plot or nostalgia like many here.  I mean, its a more simple retelling of Charlie and the chocolate factory with lots of nerd references.  Very basic, but hey, I can an read that and throw it away.  It was fine in that regard, and would have just been a forgettable thing I never thought about again after reading.

What pissed me off is how badly the book was written.  It was recommended to me by a ton of adults, and it was written with the prose of a retarded 12 year old.  Now, maybe, posssibly, thats all intentional because the main character telling the story is a retarded teenage script kiddy.  But fuck it, I had a visceral reaction to just how terrible the writing was, and that adults recommended it to me.

It was the DaVinci code all over again.  Everybody I know praising it.  Fuck the plot, who cares if it was basic and not all that deep.  I honestly donít care like many here, I just read the story and walk away.  But holy hell, the prose was awful.  Written at a 5th grade level, and everybody is going Gaga over it.  That pissed me off for the same reasons as Ready Player One.  It was jut painful to read, and not for anything in the story.

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Reply #73 on: April 02, 2018, 10:26:30 AM

I'm left wondering if the book is garbage or people have shit taste.

It's both.

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Reply #74 on: April 02, 2018, 01:53:28 PM


Sometimes irony is pretty ironic.
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Reply #75 on: April 02, 2018, 02:56:18 PM

Your wife never read the book.  Or you have no wife.  One or the other.


First, go fuck yourself.

Second, I think this movie is getting a pass because its basically an indictment on the gaming business and culture and lots of member-berries.

"Member when we plays games for fun and not for loot boxes that help us feel superior to the unwashed casual gamers?"
"Member when companies designed games as games instead of casinos for 12 year olds?"
"Can someone arrest the CEO of EA already?"

Literally the main characters of this movie are taking a stand against lootboxes and micro-transactions while relearning the value of actually interacting with humans because escapism and relaying on your l33t skills is not healthy  awesome, for real Talk about literally preaching to your audience.


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Reply #76 on: April 03, 2018, 05:48:02 AM

Your wife never read the book.  Or you have no wife.  One or the other.

I'm with this arsehole.

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Reply #77 on: April 05, 2018, 06:32:10 PM

The book was Twilight tier bad writing.

This is an easy to watch summer movie without too much baggage a few cool scenes, a general feeling that the story boarding wasn't well executed (you know when you get to the end of a movie and you feel like every part of it was rushed even though there wasn't that much to get into?) but all in all it did what it set out to do well. I think.

It's akin to Valerian 10,000 planets, but a fair bit better. I'd say thats because its not bogged down in quite so much who gives a fuck sloppy world building. Instead its basically a teenager movie, but with video games and mmo's and vr as the setting/core of it, tack on two huge action scenes and a story that doesn't shit the bed and you get a decent movie somehow.
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