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Posted 2/17/18 , edited 2/17/18
I know that this is adapted from a novel but it reminds me of SAO. I couldn't be the only who thought that. But anyway who's going to watch it or think it looks interesting. And the video games cameos are kind of cool.
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Posted 2/25/18 , edited 2/26/18
You might want to change the name of this thread as there actually is an SAO movie (which is what I thought this thread would be discussing), and RPO doesn't really have anything at all in common with SAO other than the fact that they both take place (for the most part) in a virtual world. Nobody's stuck in the virtual world in RPO though, and unlike SAO there's actually a half-way decent story to tell.

I have little faith for the RPO adaptation though. Spielberg has been really hit or miss lately, and while there's a lot of potential for it to be good I just don't think Spielberg is the right guy for the job at this point in his career.
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Posted 3/26/18 , edited 3/26/18
All the reviews that I have been reading have been very positive. I do fancy seeing this film even though I absolutely hated the book and never finished it.
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Posted 4/3/18 , edited 4/4/18
It's an enjoyable movie with lots of action. Definitely not an Emmy winner or anything, but still very enjoyable. Watched it twice; once in 3d and once on a normal theatre screen. The 3d screen was kind of meh compared to using my VR headset though.

The portrayal of VR is also pretty close to current VR. The omni-directional treadmill at the beginning of the movie is a real product called the Infinideck; the other treadmills in the movie actually very closely resemble other real omni-treadmills too.

It's not really very close to SAO though. The tech, circumstances, world, story, and many other things are very different. Other than both having some form of VR in them, they are very different. Although, the seed worlds in SAO are pretty similar to the idea the Oasis.

If done right, the actual live action SAO could be very good, but there will have to be some liberties taken with the series to fix some of the flaws with the anime version.
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Posted 4/11/18 , edited 4/11/18
It's a fun movie, and more shallow than the original book, but I don't find it like SAO at all.
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Posted 5/1/18 , edited 5/2/18
Yea its definitely not SAO but its decent. Its very much just throw as many references as possible so the nerd part of brain lights up when we recognize something. I wish it was more faithful to the book and that they didn't cameo the iron giant...
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Posted 6/1/18 , edited 6/1/18
Excellent movie, can’t wait for the blu ray release to re watch and try to notice even more Easter eggs
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Posted 6/24/18 , edited 6/24/18
I watched Ordinal Scale for a Challenge thread and it was meh! I don't think I'll be watching any more SAO anytime soon.
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Posted 6/26/18 , edited 6/26/18
if you're looking for another key political party invading a movie and making it horrible, then yes, feel free to watch it. it's not even remotely on my to watch list, not even going to stream if it comes to Hulu. I've lost interest in Hollywood forcing their ideas into movies that they don't belong there in the first place. from the trailer and spoilers, it's just another waste of my time unfortunately.
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Posted 7/18/18 , edited 7/18/18

niotabunny wrote:

if you're looking for another key political party invading a movie and making it horrible, then yes, feel free to watch it. it's not even remotely on my to watch list, not even going to stream if it comes to Hulu. I've lost interest in Hollywood forcing their ideas into movies that they don't belong there in the first place. from the trailer and spoilers, it's just another waste of my time unfortunately.


I do wonder what political narrative you think was demonstrated in "Ready Player One", especially as you have not watched it yet.


As for my own views on "Ready Player One", I felt that it fell a little short when compared to the book.
However, I do believe that the changes made for the film (regarding the challenges) made more sense if you think about how difficult it would have been to make things like playing Joust against a wizard (Acererak the Demi-Lich) seem cinematic.
My only real gripe about the film is that it skipped some significant character building moments (from the novel) in order to make the film appear more in-tuned to an action film.
The excessive amount of pop culture references were to be expected, as the novel had a bunch of 80's pop culture references as well.
The film updated these references to reflect modern day culture (e.g., Overwatch, Halo, etc) but some 80's references were still there (Back to the Future, The Shining, etc).
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