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Old 03-19-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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I never read source novels of fiction works, so have no idea about this movie other than the general plot line I read online.

I wouldn't mind watching it. When I first saw the trailer I thought meh, but seeing as they licensed a quite a few memorable characters from movies and videogames to be in this movie, why not.

The movie did cost about 175 million dollars to make, so it has its work cut out. I haven't sensed any sort of prebuzz for his movie personally.
I haven't read the book yet, but it was well-received and a best-seller when it came out in 2011. The book was geared toward the teenage sci-fi market similar to Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent... but somewhat more sophisticated & a kind of homage to gamers.

It'll have a little more than 3 weeks to pull it off. Ready Player One drops on March 30. Avengers - Infinity War drops on April 27th. Once that comes out it'll suck up all the box office for the following month, with the next big drops being Deadpool 2 and Solo - A Star Wars Story in late May.

I give Ready Player One a 40% chance of making a decent profit... it will need the reviews to be good & generate buzz or I expect it'll flop quickly. From the trailer I get a visual vibe similar to Cloud Atlas or Jupiter Ascending, neither of which were great, although this budget is much bigger and Spielberg is better than the Wachowskis. The trailer looks like Warner Bros. is aiming at the same Hunger Games type market with the movie.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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This movie cost $175 million? That must have gone to license all the IPs that show up in it. And Spielberg's salary.

It did get a good reception at SXSW, I hear.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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I just finished the book and I'm disappointed that the book removed 90% of the pop culture stuff. I can understand why this was done but I personally would prefer a 75 million dollar movie made by a real geek like Del Toro or Whedon.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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I loved the book - absolutely adored it - when I read it. I'm keeping my expectations reasonably in the middle for the movie, but my son and I plan on going to see it. My daughter, who also loved the book, was "meh" after she saw the trailer. I acknowledge that the movie will have to diverge from the source material, and am prepared for that.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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She directed Monster (2003).
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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She directed Monster (2003).
And that other movie. I think it's Wonder Woman. Not sure.
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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I haven't read the book yet, but it was well-received and a best-seller when it came out in 2011. The book was geared toward the teenage sci-fi market similar to Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent... but somewhat more sophisticated & a kind of homage to gamers.

It'll have a little more than 3 weeks to pull it off. Ready Player One drops on March 30. Avengers - Infinity War drops on April 27th. Once that comes out it'll suck up all the box office for the following month, with the next big drops being Deadpool 2 and Solo - A Star Wars Story in late May.

I give Ready Player One a 40% chance of making a decent profit... it will need the reviews to be good & generate buzz or I expect it'll flop quickly. From the trailer I get a visual vibe similar to Cloud Atlas or Jupiter Ascending, neither of which were great, although this budget is much bigger and Spielberg is better than the Wachowskis. The trailer looks like Warner Bros. is aiming at the same Hunger Games type market with the movie.
See, now because of this thread I'm starting to get intrigued by this movie and definitely feel like I want to watch it more now.

If the movie can get some good prehype and good reviews, it could be a hit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTPCwA1AcPk
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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And that other movie. I think it's Wonder Woman. Not sure.
I can only comment on what I've seen. So that could be a plus, or a minus. In all likelihood I'll never know.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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I wasn't aware Spielberg was in need of a comeback?

He directed Lincoln which won Best Actor for 2012 & was nominated for Best Picture, Bridge of Spies which won Best Actor for 2015, and The Post which was didn't win but was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress for 2017.
those films are loved by critics "so so" with movie goers, hell Michel bay movies do better opening weekend.
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