Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is huge trip down Nostalgia Avenue. There are so many 1980’s and 1990’s references thrown in there that something should touch your childhood memories. I was skeptical of them being able to cram all of the references as well as character stories into a two and a half hour movie.
If you’ve read the book (like me) you will notice right from the beginning that the movie does not follow the outline from the book. That didn’t prevent me from enjoying the movie. The book and movie kinda end up at the same location, they just take different paths to get there.
If you did not read the book (like Patrick) you will probably still like the movie. Great action scenes, good CGI, and plenty of nostalgia for your eyes to feast on.
Ready Player One didn’t disappoint in the throwback department. There are so many pop culture references on the screen, you can’t see them all in one viewing. I know when the Bluray comes out I will be making heavy use of the pause button just to take in all the nostalgia on the screen.
If you liked the book, just go into the movie realizing it is kinda like an abridged version of the book. If you haven’t read the book… no worries. Just sit back and enjoy the show.
Patrick and I both recommend watching Ready Player One. You don’t have to take our word for it though. We asked other audience members for their views on the movie. It was an overwhelmingly positive response from all of them.
Go to Alamo Drafthouse, order a bowl of bottomless popcorn, and enjoy your trip down memory lane.
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