They basically want us to be living in the matrix where r minds r stimulated but r bodies r stationary and just rotting away
Absolutely the biggest disappointment of a movie for me in a LONG time. Nothing even close to the book which was so incredible
@mhoch21, if you treat it seperately, it wasnt a bad movie at all (similar vibes to endgame with less build up). If you wanted an exact replica of the book, then yes its profoundly disappointing.
@mhoch21, somebody hasn’t read The Watchmen
@mhoch21, As I recall the book is mainly about 80s pop culture. That ain’t going to fly with the target audience.
@mhoch21, I mean, the book AND the movie were pretty cringe ngl. It's basically a "nice guy nerd" power fantasy where the main character is always right, never loses and has an encyclopedic knowledge of useless facts WITH an unearned superiority complex.
The whole book kinda just panders to geek culture by setting up a world where knowing pop culture references is an asset rather than being kinda useless like it is in real life.
Don't get me wrong, I like my video games and my pop culture like anyone else, but acting like enjoying these things makes you superior or even useful to anyone is kinda cringe.
@mhoch21, OMG we get it u read
@Jdasher5744, I agree it’s best to view them as two separate things. The movie didn’t have a ton of substance but it was a fun, entertaining nostalgic action CGI jaunt of what VR could be like someday. Plus the book (which I DO prefer and have read/listened to many times) could potentially be kind of boring and repetitive at times to watch on a big screen, not to mention having to get the approval to use many old movies, games and songs.
@CHEisme, are you saying you didn’t like the Watchmen movie??
@mhoch21, agreed. The book is my favorite novel, and it felt like the movie tried to cram in too much into just a couple of hours. I think if it was split into three movies (with each film focusing on finding one of the keys) or if it was a tv series then it would’ve been a lot better. A big part of it too is that the movie also had to deal with licensing issues, so I could already tell before I saw the film that it wasn’t going to be as expansive as the book. As I read the book I loved reading the descriptions about all the different worlds and traveling between them, but the movie didn’t carry that same magic. I also felt like the trials to get the keys in the film weren’t as interesting or ingenious as they were in the book.
As its own film yea it’s enjoyable, but at the end of the day it’s just another case of the book being better than the movie.
@bobbylupo, yeah I do
Do yourself a favor read the book then watch the movie and your sarcastic tone will change
@Sexy Homunculus, I loved the movie and also loved the book, and I agree that they’re better taken as separate entities, but I think you’re giving the movie too little credit. In terms of licences they got to use, I’m pretty sure that this movie has more recognizable IP’s from more different sources than any previous movie ever made. The only thing I can think of that comes close is Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
One criticism I would also give the book over the movie is that Wade is much more central to the plot’s direction. Every step of the way it was his plans and his actions and him taking the centre seat. Having it be Art3mis infiltrating IoI in the movie made the plot more of a team effort and shifted the spotlight a little, which makes Wade a less, I don’t know, superhero lone wolf type.
Did you ever read Ready Player 2, and if so, what did you think about it?
Plus mandated meds, Soylent green, encouraged suicide/euthanasia, post-birth abortion, state-sponsored body modification, along with legalised drugs and prostitution, while being prohibited from property ownership. Should make for one hell of a party.
@Cave Dweller, sounds like you wanna write an apocalypse story
@Doctor Walrus, or a current day nonfiction.
They’re the same picture