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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 03:02:12 pm »
We’ve either officially reached the age where Youtube critics have displaced the previous generation of critics or Warner Bros. has pockets almost as deep as Disney.

Or they genuinely liked the movie?  That's another thought.
That notion would be synonymous with the first theory.

I don't really consider Variety, Hollywod Reporter, Vanity Fair, RogerEbert.com, and Indiewire to be YouTube critics.  And such sites like ScreenCrush even gave it a negative review.
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 03:05:24 pm »
We’ve either officially reached the age where Youtube critics have displaced the previous generation of critics or Warner Bros. has pockets almost as deep as Disney.

Or they genuinely liked the movie?  That's another thought.
That notion would be synonymous with the first theory.

I don't really consider Variety, Hollywod Reporter, Vanity Fair, RogerEbert.com, and Indiewire to be YouTube critics.  And such sites like ScreenCrush even gave it a negative review.

The millennial Marxists who now run Ebert's site are functionally identical to YouTube critics.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 03:10:21 pm »
We’ve either officially reached the age where Youtube critics have displaced the previous generation of critics or Warner Bros. has pockets almost as deep as Disney.

Or they genuinely liked the movie?  That's another thought.
That notion would be synonymous with the first theory.

I don't really consider Variety, Hollywod Reporter, Vanity Fair, RogerEbert.com, and Indiewire to be YouTube critics.  And such sites like ScreenCrush even gave it a negative review.
I probably should have clarified that I meant for “YouTube critics” to include the type of armchair shills that have become prominent in recent years the same way we colloquially use “Netflicks moovy” to describe sub-par films. They don’t necessarily have to be on YouTube (just as a “Netflicks moovy” doesn’t have to just be on Netflix) but like some of the more notable voices in that category, their admitted need inclination supersedes their impartiality.

Even if we go by the binary perception that YouTube critics are relegated to YouTube, that would be where the second theory kicks in.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 03:13:50 pm »
We’ve either officially reached the age where Youtube critics have displaced the previous generation of critics or Warner Bros. has pockets almost as deep as Disney.

Or they genuinely liked the movie?  That's another thought.
That notion would be synonymous with the first theory.

I don't really consider Variety, Hollywod Reporter, Vanity Fair, RogerEbert.com, and Indiewire to be YouTube critics.  And such sites like ScreenCrush even gave it a negative review.
I probably should have clarified that I meant for “YouTube critics” to include the type of armchair shills that have become prominent in recent years the same way we colloquially use “Netflicks moovy” to describe sub-par films. They don’t necessarily have to be on YouTube, but some of the more notable voices in that category, whose admitted need inclination supersedes their impartiality.

Even if we go by the binary perception that YouTube critics are relegated to YouTube, that would be where the second theory kicks in.

Or maybe it's not a conspiracy theory and people just genuinely like the film.  You haven't seen the film; these people have.  That alone makes them far more qualified to talk about it.
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2018, 05:05:30 am »
We’ve either officially reached the age where Youtube critics have displaced the previous generation of critics or Warner Bros. has pockets almost as deep as Disney.

Look, if it were all the way up in the 80s or 90s I'd get your frustration

but it's a 76

with an average 6/10 rating

this isn't worth getting worked up about.
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2018, 07:51:48 pm »
Or maybe it's not a conspiracy theory and people just genuinely like the film.  You haven't seen the film; these people have.  That alone makes them far more qualified to talk about it.

Shut the fuck up, globalist shill.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2018, 08:47:37 pm »
The trailers still look shitty for this.  But the reviews are good.  What gives here?

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 07:54:59 pm »
7.5/10

Enjoyed this film quite a bit.  Watched it in 3D, and it was solid 3D.  There were a lot of nostalgic references, games, and characters from the '80s games and shows I grew up with, so that certainly grabbed my attention more than some others.  The "treasure hunt" was fun as was the challenge of trying to piece together clues from the past (a little bit like I, Robot but better).  It's a better mix of the Avatar movie and World of Warcraft game.  I like the main actor from Scout's Guide to Zombie Apocalypse a few years back, and the rest of the cast did a fine yet unremarkable job.  The ending was predictable, though there were a couple of twists that were nice.  The special effects were not oversaturated, which I was worried would be a problem.  But, the villain was very dull and the corporation seemed "above the law" even though they weren't.  Overall, a good film that was a lot of fun.
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2018, 08:28:54 pm »
7.5/10

Enjoyed this film quite a bit.  Watched it in 3D, and it was solid 3D.  There were a lot of nostalgic references, games, and characters from the '80s games and shows I grew up with, so that certainly grabbed my attention more than some others.  The "treasure hunt" was fun as was the challenge of trying to piece together clues from the past (a little bit like I, Robot but better).  It's a better mix of the Avatar movie and World of Warcraft game.  I like the main actor from Scout's Guide to Zombie Apocalypse a few years back, and the rest of the cast did a fine yet unremarkable job.  The ending was predictable, though there were a couple of twists that were nice.  The special effects were not oversaturated, which I was worried would be a problem.  But, the villain was very dull and the corporation seemed "above the law" even though they weren't.  Overall, a good film that was a lot of fun.
Did you ever see Mud from Jeff Nichols? That was the film that out Sheridan on the map for me. It’s a pretty great film from 2013.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 09:30:29 pm »
7.5/10

Enjoyed this film quite a bit.  Watched it in 3D, and it was solid 3D.  There were a lot of nostalgic references, games, and characters from the '80s games and shows I grew up with, so that certainly grabbed my attention more than some others.  The "treasure hunt" was fun as was the challenge of trying to piece together clues from the past (a little bit like I, Robot but better).  It's a better mix of the Avatar movie and World of Warcraft game.  I like the main actor from Scout's Guide to Zombie Apocalypse a few years back, and the rest of the cast did a fine yet unremarkable job.  The ending was predictable, though there were a couple of twists that were nice.  The special effects were not oversaturated, which I was worried would be a problem.  But, the villain was very dull and the corporation seemed "above the law" even though they weren't.  Overall, a good film that was a lot of fun.
Did you ever see Mud from Jeff Nichols? That was the film that out Sheridan on the map for me. It’s a pretty great film from 2013.

I never saw Mud - that's the McConaughey one right?  I wanted to see it, but it never made it to my theater (shocking) and it just got lost in the shuffle.  Heard it was good though.  Scouts Guide and X-Men Apocalypse are the only things I've seen him in before - I really liked him in Scouts Guide, I don't remember much about him from Apocalypse (I don't even remember much from that unmemorable movie).

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2018, 09:33:47 pm »
7.5/10

Enjoyed this film quite a bit.  Watched it in 3D, and it was solid 3D.  There were a lot of nostalgic references, games, and characters from the '80s games and shows I grew up with, so that certainly grabbed my attention more than some others.  The "treasure hunt" was fun as was the challenge of trying to piece together clues from the past (a little bit like I, Robot but better).  It's a better mix of the Avatar movie and World of Warcraft game.  I like the main actor from Scout's Guide to Zombie Apocalypse a few years back, and the rest of the cast did a fine yet unremarkable job.  The ending was predictable, though there were a couple of twists that were nice.  The special effects were not oversaturated, which I was worried would be a problem.  But, the villain was very dull and the corporation seemed "above the law" even though they weren't.  Overall, a good film that was a lot of fun.
Did you ever see Mud from Jeff Nichols? That was the film that out Sheridan on the map for me. It’s a pretty great film from 2013.

I never saw Mud - that's the McConaughey one right?  I wanted to see it, but it never made it to my theater (shocking) and it just got lost in the shuffle.  Heard it was good though.  Scouts Guide and X-Men Apocalypse are the only things I've seen him in before - I really liked him in Scouts Guide, I don't remember much about him from Apocalypse (I don't even remember much from that unmemorable movie).
Yeah, I had to catch it on Redbox. Given that some of the director’s movies are on Amazon Prime/Netflix (like Shotgun Stories) they might have it too.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2018, 12:38:40 am »
Might be seeing this film this weekend. I really don't want to. It looks like Man of Steel 2.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2018, 01:02:26 am »
Might be seeing this film this weekend. I really don't want to. It looks like Man of Steel 2.

It's so much better than MoS.  Although you won't get all the 80's nostalgia references that I did for obvious reasons - so that won't factor into your grade nearly as much I wouldn't think.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2018, 02:00:00 am »
Might be seeing this film this weekend. I really don't want to. It looks like Man of Steel 2.
Mike Stoklasa said the finale action sequence was MoS-lite.  Take that as you will (though I assume you already saw the HitB for it anyway).

 

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