Ready Player One

Ready Player One
There is something fascinating about virtual reality in fiction movies (and more specifically, science-fiction movies) - you can do basically whatever you want, adding all sort of rules and adventures. So imagine a world, a future world, completely in chaos but balanced by the OASIS, a virtual reality universe created by a extremely rich person... who eventually dies. Who will get his legacy? Well, whoever will be able to find the treasure, the easter egg hidden inside all of the OASIS: everyone in the world will partecipate. If this sound interesting to you, then you might want to give a chance to Ready Player One, a upcoming sci-fi movie with basically this plot.

This movie is not a original story, since it's based on a novel, published in 2010 and with same title, written by Ernest Cline. The name might not sound familiar to you, but the movie is directed by one of the greatest director of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Just a quick look at the trailer will make you realize how this is the ultimate nerd dream, with a lot of cameos, of references and all sort of stuff related to the 80 culture (or 90, also) and in general the whole geek world. The book itself is pretty good and funny, and a good read before the movie will come out in a few weeks.

Speaking about the movie, the two main character will be played by Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke. The first one is pretty famous thanks to The Tree of Life, Joe, and a few other movies, while Cooke partecipated in the movie Oujia and its sequel, and in Me & Earl & The Dying Girl. They are young and new actor, ready to be launched in the Hollywood universe... which is not a virtual reality.

Let's just hope the movie will be as good as the movie.

  • Perfect movie for any nerd
  • Directed by Steven Spielberg
  • The book is pretty good

  • Book adaptations are almost always troubled
  • There might be too much stuff going on
  • Is it way too nerd and geek?



Ready Player One

I'm going to pick Ready Player One over Pacific Rim 2 because it is directed by no less than Steven Spielberg who is one of my favorite directors. I want to see Spielberg's take on virtual reality.

The storyline and plot of Ready Player One is actually not original as anime lovers would point out its similar to SAO or Sword Art Online which started as a Japanese light novel, anime and later on was made into a movie, it was first published in 2009 and it's also about a virtual world where people go to escape the harsh realities of life.

I think Ready Player One will shine knowing Steven Spielberg's genius and his mastery of the sci-fi genre.

Posted by Kakashi2020 on 03-09-2018


Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising
Sometime we watch movies because we want to uncovers a deep complex plot. Other time we want to feel something for characters, to feel their love, or to hate them, or who know what else. Other time we just want to turn our brains off and watch giant monsters punching giant robots! There are a lot of movies just based on special effects, but in 2013 a movie came out that put this concept to eleven, Pacific Rim: the plot was pretty basic, but the budget was high, and the whole attractive of the film was just watching this colossal robots fighting with various monsters, of different shapes, sizes, in various environments. Few people expected it, but the movie was actually pretty well received (probably also thanks to the name of Guillermo del Toro behind it), and now, a few years later, a sequel is ready to came out!

Pacific Rim: Uprising won't have the name of Del Toro in it, sadly, the director is Steven S. DeKnight, that doesn't have much experience in movies but with TV series have a pretty good catalogue, having worked at stuff like Buffy, Smallville, Angel, Spartacus and even Daredevil.

The plot of the movie is... well, how can it be explained? Giant robots punching giant monsters. Surely there will be more, like a excuse for that, but no one will care! Part of the cast will be composed by actors like John Boyega, Scott Eastwood or Jing Tian. Sure, they won't have much actual screentime since most of the movie will be just CGI and special effects... and some people might not like that. But like I said, sometime you just need to turn your brain off, and just enjoy whatever is in front of you, even if on the screen you are watching there is a massive lizard and a giant robot fighting each other. Isn't that freaking cool?!

  • Giant robots AND giant monsters!
  • The perfect movie to turn your brain off for two hours
  • It looks cool

  • Del Toro is not involved
  • Most people might feel like it will be just a special effect showcase
  • Might lack a proper actual plot




The concept of the pacific rim is awesome. i loved the first part. And I loved the second one as well. I think concept such as this is really good in many ways. And people should definitely think of the movie such as this to be made in sequels.
Posted by overcast on 03-09-2018

I Am A Bigger Fan of This

I am sad that Del Toro will not be involved in this film--actually, I was looking forward to seeing it until I just saw this forum post today! In any case, I am still more intrigued by the concept of this film than I am that of Ready Player One. The idea of these ancient and colossal creatures rising up from the ocean to destroy the surface is awesome, and I also think that the idea of humans developing insanely advanced technology to fight them is super-cool as well. It reminds me of the old Godzilla films I once watcher as a child, but on steroids, lol.
Posted by JoeMilford on 03-13-2018


The Pacific Rim is that type of movie that will keep one thinking quite deep about the world in general and how we can get to see the world from another perspective. I always enjoy those movies where robots are used for that is a good way that I can get to really understand some nice theories about how the world is evolving and the changes we can see in the future.
Posted by Barida on 03-09-2018


I wasn't totally enamored by the first film but it was decent. I will probably see the sequel in theaters. As for READY PLAYER ONE, it looks awful imo. Something I'd catch on HBO one day, certainly not worth paying multiplex price for.
Posted by NickJ on 03-13-2018


I think player one is a good concept. Not going to deny that. But you have to agree that the pacific rim seems to be more good for the story. And also for the overall plot. And I think for fan following it'd be better to try pacific rim type of movies.
Posted by overcast on 03-09-2018
I love watching science fiction movies and I would love to watch both movies. Unfortunately, very often movies which are adapted from books are not really fun to watch especially if you have already read the books as many of those movies are different from the original plot. So, I will wait for the reviews before watching Ready Player one. I have watched the Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer and this seems to be a good movie. As it is action and science fiction movies are my favorite. Looking forward to the 23rd March to watch this amazing movie.
Posted by Pixie on 03-09-2018
I had seen the special effects of Steven Spielberg in Universal Studios in Singapore. The scene was a live one where New York city as hit by a calamity. The tsunami inundated the city which caused a blackout and fire broke every where. I am not much for action movies but that special effects showed how difficult it is to make a movie with the Spielberg touch. And I think Ready Player One is a good one.
Posted by Corzhens on 03-09-2018
I don't know anything about any of these movies. Since I love a virtual reality in the fiction and movies, I am sure I will also like these movies. based on what I have read here, I think Ready Player One will be a better movie because it has thr name of Steven Spielberg.
Posted by vinaya on 03-10-2018
Well, hard to vote which is the best. But the one that Spielberg directed is more pleasing to my eye. I am a Spielberg fan so maybe I am just so bias. :) They both have amazing effects and both looks cool. One is just greater because of who directed it.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-11-2018