“Maybe we should stop talking about it and start showing it. If you all want to reach under your seats, you’ll find there’s nothing there.”
Spielberg hasn’t lost his touch. Great fun; better than the book. A trip down memory lane for people of a certain age, a smash up of many pop culture references for others, and a heart-warming team action adventure for others. Lots of video images, violence and unreality because it’s about a virtual reality world.
“She wanted to go dancing, so we watched a movie.”
The inventor of the fictional Oasis mass multiplayer universe may be autistic or a high-functioning introvert. An inspiration to us all.
“People come to the Oasis for all the things they can do, but they stay for all the things they can be.”
The pace is fast. See it first for the story; go back to discover more of the dozens of hidden and not-so-hidden “Easter eggs”. A timely subplot explores competing ideas of how to monetize–even weaponize–massive virtual reality environments.
“Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story…” “Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe.”
Once you’ve seen the movie and read the book, check out the many ways they diverged because getting the rights to so many copy written characters was so hard.
“Reality is the best reality because it’s real.”