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Ready Player One Review: Almost On Par With the Book

Ready Player One

The 1980’s nostalgia is brought to the big screen.

It took us a few weeks but we finally had a chance to check out Ready Player One on the big screen and we are glad we did.

We kicked off of Free Comic Day with this movie and we were more than glad we did. JG13 Gamer read the book a few months ago and had peaked our interest in seeing it.

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the review of Ready Player One.

The movie had some highlights for sure.

The references that occurred throughout the movie were surreal. From the obvious ones to the more subtle ones. There was plenty of eye candy going around to make anyone jump right back into the childhood.

Sure the majority of the plot is the standard action film fare and the ending of the game was seen in other movies but the meaning set it apart. It serves as a good reminder for us as technology continues to grow and grow.

There are a few negatives about the movies.

Sometimes there is too much stuff going on in the movie itself that it distracts from the main story. While we did appreciate the trip back in memory lane, we found ourselves looking at the backgrounds to see who was wandering around rather than on the main characters.

Just like any book translation to the big screen, things are left out or are not followed exactly. One of those was the first race for the bronze key. The movie race was fun but the book has a Joust event for the key. This would have been more interesting to see since car races are a dime a dozen.

Overall, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, we do recommend checking it out. While Ready Player One is not a must see in the theater, it is something any fan of the 80’s should check out.

If you have already seen Ready Player One, let us know what you thought.

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