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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 6 months ago #13

I liked it. It was almost like a re-boot so much changed, so it was nice not knowing what it coming next. I guess if you are going to change it...change it a lot and make it different enough for the readers to have some surprises.


Super-bummed about them not visiting a certain place -- but I figured going in that it was replaced with the car chase scene.
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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 6 months ago #14

I haven't read the book, so maybe I'll like it. Or maybe I should skip the movie and just read the book. :)

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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 6 months ago #15

Jeff Martin wrote: I liked it. It was almost like a re-boot so much changed, so it was nice not knowing what it coming next. I guess if you are going to change it...change it a lot and make it different enough for the readers to have some surprises.


Super-bummed about them not visiting a certain place -- but I figured going in that it was replaced with the car chase scene.

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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 6 months ago #16

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lazlo_hollyfeld1985 wrote:

Jeff Martin wrote: I liked it. It was almost like a re-boot so much changed, so it was nice not knowing what it coming next. I guess if you are going to change it...change it a lot and make it different enough for the readers to have some surprises.


Super-bummed about them not visiting a certain place -- but I figured going in that it was replaced with the car chase scene.

It was like a
Reboot. I couldn’t find the right words


Atleast the logo was on the van. Other then that though I dont think I saw any hasbro properties, might have been a licensing issue.

Not sure how I feel about all the changes. It was good but weird I guess.
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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 5 months ago #17

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Still planning on seeing it, but sounds more and more like I will be disappointed.

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I loved the book, that Lazlo actually recommended to me, and I also loved the movie. In my opinion, the movie is a very good reinterpretation of the book, which of course had to deal with the limitations of a film presentation.
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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 5 months ago #19

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Trent wrote: I loved the book, that Lazlo actually recommended to me, and I also loved the movie. In my opinion, the movie is a very good reinterpretation of the book, which of course had to deal with the limitations of a film presentation.


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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 5 months ago #20

Books and Film are two different mediums. What an author can do in a book is very different than what a director can do on film. They aren't the same thing even if one is based on the other. Go to the movie to enjoy the movie not compare it to another medium. If it is a good movie, enjoy it. Now, if it is a bad movie in its own right, then don't like it, but DON'T not like it because it isn't the book. It will never be the book because it is a movie.

Lord of the Rings was a phenomenal movie but it wasn't the book. The movies were great movies and the books are great classic books.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter great book terrible movie. I don't even care that they changed the book completely, but it was just a horrible movie.

World War Z great book. Good movie, not great but good. However, nothing from the book even happens in the movie. Both are good in their own right.
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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 5 months ago #21

archmage78 wrote: Books and Film are two different mediums. What an author can do in a book is very different than what a director can do on film. They aren't the same thing even if one is based on the other. Go to the movie to enjoy the movie not compare it to another medium. If it is a good movie, enjoy it. Now, if it is a bad movie in its own right, then don't like it, but DON'T not like it because it isn't the book. It will never be the book because it is a movie.

Lord of the Rings was a phenomenal movie but it wasn't the book. The movies were great movies and the books are great classic books.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter great book terrible movie. I don't even care that they changed the book completely, but it was just a horrible movie.

World War Z great book. Good movie, not great but good. However, nothing from the book even happens in the movie. Both are good in their own right.


well said. agree with all of this.

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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 5 months ago #22

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archmage78 wrote: Books and Film are two different mediums. What an author can do in a book is very different than what a director can do on film. They aren't the same thing even if one is based on the other. Go to the movie to enjoy the movie not compare it to another medium. If it is a good movie, enjoy it. Now, if it is a bad movie in its own right, then don't like it, but DON'T not like it because it isn't the book. It will never be the book because it is a movie.

Lord of the Rings was a phenomenal movie but it wasn't the book. The movies were great movies and the books are great classic books.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter great book terrible movie. I don't even care that they changed the book completely, but it was just a horrible movie.

World War Z great book. Good movie, not great but good. However, nothing from the book even happens in the movie. Both are good in their own right.


I understand they are different mediums, and sometimes changes must be made for the sake of the medium. However, it looks like there are changes that make no sense and are completely unnecessary, like with Aech. This is why I was disappointed with A Wrinkle in Time - great book, but the movie made lots of changes that made it different for no reason.

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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 5 months ago #23

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Ro-gan wrote: I'm only about an hour into the book. I'm doing the unabridged Audible book (read by Wil Wheaton of all people!). I wanted to read it but my time is so limited anymore that I'm finding Audible books work great for me.

He played possible one of The lamest
Characters in TV history.
It’s not his fault
I’m sure he was happy to be on tv,
And he had nothing to do with the characters script.

Anyway I think the movie will be good.


He's also well known for the past decade, at least, for making fun of Wesley Crusher. Also a repeat player at TD; I've DMed for him and he was definitely enjoying himself by totally geeking out on the experience.Definitely One Of Us, so cut the guy some slack.

As to the movie I never heard of the book before seeing the trailer, and I was immediately hooked with the vertical trailer park in Columbus, which is where I currently live (not in a quintuplestacked trailer park, though I could totally see that happening here in about twenty years). Haven't seen it yet but still plan to and from what I've seen of the comments I expect it'll be worth at least the price of a ticket and maybe even a tub of overpriced popcorn (though to be completely honest, the self serve butter fountain is worth the price of the popcorn because it's so deliciously unhealthy; a week's worth of extra calories in a bag...first time my brother-in-law saw me at one of those things he asked how my arteries weren't clogged shut).
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So who's worried about Ready Player One? 2 years 5 months ago #24

Jeff Martin wrote: Super-bummed about them not visiting a certain place -- but I figured going in that it was replaced with the car chase scene.


Yeah, the horrors of a car race.

I loved all the references and even part of the Columbus skyline (I know it wasn't shot in Columbus). Flushmaster, it is set in Columbus probably because Ernest Cline worked at Compuserve here in Columbus with several of my buddies.

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