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The book was shit. The movie version looks to be even worse. Here's the first trailer, fresh from Comic-Con:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE71JOvLPvE

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Rubbish and then some. Fuck Cline.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Someone pointed out on another thread that Spielberg has spun bad source material into gold before, but this trailer looks really awful.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Iron giants and f-zero racing look better than 99% of the ultra mainstream movie stuff out there for my money, shame about the Rush song tho

sleepingbag, Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I read the synopsis of the book on Wikipedia and thought that it was probably a terrible book that would likely be a terrible movie.

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:29 (one year ago) Permalink

iron giants and f-zero racing look exactly the same as 99% of the ultra mainstream movie stuff out there

In Search of the Turricle's Navel (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, in what universe is this not "ultra mainstream," and can I move there instead?

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

somebody signed off on using "cinematic game changer" and "holy grail of pop culture" in the trailer titles. huh.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:01 (one year ago) Permalink

the racing shit just looks like a reznor grimdark take on the Wachowski's Speed Racer but with even more adolescent angst than that already implies

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

wow, the entire constellation around this novel is just pathetic con pander bullshit. Hey guys, did you know Wil Wheaton narrated the audiobook?

Cline used the personalities of Howard Hughes and Richard Garriott, and placed Halliday's birth year around the same as his own so that his pop culture interests would coincide with Cline's "and the other middle-aged uber geeks I know"

oh my god this fucking clown

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

There's a reason I said what I did!

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Fanboy the Movie. This is going to be another one of those movies saturated with pop culture references, but only the pop culture references they can license. Like the second Lego movie, where the much-touted evilest villains of all time just all happen to be Warner Brothers properties.

Rush, though, I want to say makes a few appearances in the book. I haven't read the book, and none of you make me want to read the book.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:15 (one year ago) Permalink

tbf Lego Batman is a pretty fun film that knows what it is

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:16 (one year ago) Permalink

ugh i read this book based on rave reviews elsewhere and hated it so much. it's world of warcraft: the novelization.

new noise, Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

m'lady: th'movie

he tasted like mouth (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:49 (one year ago) Permalink

quite apart from all the 80s-kid jerkin every time i read about this book it seems to be like, what if the matrix was good, and instead of destroying its creators and freeing yrself you just competed for money in an obstacle course installed by its designer? okay

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 22 July 2017 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink

i can do that anyway, is the thing

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 22 July 2017 23:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Willy Wonka and the Content Farm

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 22 July 2017 23:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh cool, the ultimate apex of our pathetic arrested development manchild nostalgia barf culture.

Like if you're a grown adult who is thrilled by the idea of Freddy Krueger getting blown away by a Halo gun...

circa1916, Sunday, 23 July 2017 00:14 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't get why this gets shit on but guardians etc get fellated but whatevs yr call homies

sleepingbag, Sunday, 23 July 2017 00:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah idk I didn't like that either. Also do you have a minute to talk about Stranger Things?

circa1916, Sunday, 23 July 2017 00:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't get why this gets shit on but guardians etc get fellated but whatevs yr call homies

― sleepingbag, Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:24 AM (twenty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Whatever one thinks of Guardians of the Galaxy it isn't really comparable to this.

I would say read the book to get a taste of just how bad it is but that would be inhumane. Trust me, it's worse than any other nerd baity thing out there

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Sunday, 23 July 2017 00:54 (one year ago) Permalink

I am not sure where to start explaining the salient differences between Guardians of the Galaxy and this desaturated pablum

El Tomboto, Sunday, 23 July 2017 00:55 (one year ago) Permalink

one has the name of the best American filmmaker of the last 40 years on it?

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 23 July 2017 02:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Haha yes good job

El Tomboto, Sunday, 23 July 2017 02:24 (one year ago) Permalink

tbh i do have to withhold judgment on this movie seeing as this is a guy whose most profoundly felt masterpiece is a michael crichton adaptation

but this particular book rly does feel like the concrete wall at the end of the world

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 23 July 2017 02:34 (one year ago) Permalink

So I guess most of you will go see this anyway?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 23 July 2017 02:42 (one year ago) Permalink

What would make you think that

El Tomboto, Sunday, 23 July 2017 02:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I hope it flops like Ishtar

El Tomboto, Sunday, 23 July 2017 02:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I hope it gets beaten at the box office by the Lego Ninjago movie

El Tomboto, Sunday, 23 July 2017 03:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I hope it crashes and burns like Pan Am Flight 103

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 July 2017 03:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I hope it dies peacefully in bed, surrounded by loved ones and family. At the funeral they play a Rush song. After hovering in a bardo state for a few seconds the soul enters a young baby.

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:04 (one year ago) Permalink

JK I hope it tanks

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:05 (one year ago) Permalink

a guy whose most profoundly felt masterpiece is a michael crichton adaptation

yeah right

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:07 (one year ago) Permalink

if you were 12 perrrrhaps

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:07 (one year ago) Permalink

:)

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I think all of us were 12 at some point

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:29 (one year ago) Permalink

comes after 11 iirc

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Representative excerpt from the book

When it came to my research, I never took any shortcuts. Over the past five years, I'd worked my way down the entire recommended gunter reading list. Douglas Adams. Kurt Vonnegut. Neal Stephenson. Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny. I read every novel by every single one of Halliday's favorite authors.
And I didn't stop there.
I also watched every single film he referenced in the Almanac. If it was one of Halliday's favorites, like WarGames, Ghostbusters, Real Genius, Better Off Dead, or Revenge of the Nerds, I rewatched it until I knew every scene by heart.
I devoured each of what Halliday referred to as "The Holy Trilogies": Star Wars (original and prequel trilogies, in that order), Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Mad Max, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones. (Halliday once said that he preferred to pretend the other Indiana Jones films, from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull onward, didn't exist. I tended to agree.)
I also absorbed the complete filmographies of each of his favorite directors. Cameron, Gilliam, Jackson, Fincher, Kubrick, Lucas, Spielberg, Del Toro, Tarantino. And, of course, Kevin Smith.
I spent three months studying every John Hughes teen movie and memorizing all the key lines of dialogue.
Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.
You could say I covered all the bases.
I studied Monty Python. And not just Holy Grail, either. Every single one of their films, albums, and books, and every episode of the original BBC series. (Including those two "lost" episodes they did for German television.)
I wasn't going to cut any corners.
I wasn't going to miss something obvious.
Somewhere along the way, I started to go overboard.
I may, in fact, have started to go a little insane.
I watched every episode of The Greatest American Hero, Airwolf, The A-Team, Knight Rider, Misfits of Science, and The Muppet Show.
What about The Simpsons, you ask?
I knew more about Springfield than I knew about my own city.
Star Trek? Oh, I did my homework. TOS, TNG, DS9. Even Voyager and Enterprise. I watched them all in chronological order. The movies, too. Phasers locked on target.
I gave myself a crash course in '80s Saturday-morning cartoons.
I learned the name of every last goddamn Gobot and Transformer.
Land of the Lost, Thundarr the Barbarian, He-Man, Schoolhouse Rock!, G.I. Joe - I knew them all. Because knowing is half the battle.
Who was my friend, when things got rough? H.R. Pufnstuf.
Japan? Did I cover Japan?
Yes. Yes indeed. Anime and live-action. Godzilla, Gamera, Star Blazers, The Space Giants, and G-Force. Go, Speed Racer, Go.
I wasn't some dilettante.
I wasn't screwing around.
I memorized every last Bill Hicks stand-up routine.
Music? Well, covering all the music wasn't easy.
It took some time.
The '80s was a long decade (ten whole years), and Halliday didn't seem to have had very discerning taste. He listened to everything. So I did too. Pop, rock, new wave, punk, heavy metal. From the Police to Journey to R.E.M. to the Clash. I tackled it all.
I burned through the entire They Might Be Giants discography in under two weeks. Devo took a little longer.
I watched a lot of YouTube videos of cute geeky girls playing '80s cover tunes on ukuleles. Technically, this wasn't part of my research, but I had a serious cute-geeky-girls-playing-ukuleles fetish that I can neither explain nor defend.
I memorized lyrics. Silly lyrics, by bands with names like Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Pink Floyd.
I kept at it.
I burned the midnight oil.
Did you know that Midnight Oil was an Australian band, with a 1987 hit titled "Beds Are Burning"?
I was obsessed. I wouldn't quit. My grades suffered. I didn't care.
I read every issue of every comic book title Halliday had ever collected.
I wasn't going to have anyone questioning my commitment.
Especially when it came to the videogames.
Videogames were my area of expertise.
My double-weapon specialization.
My dream Jeopardy! category.
I downloaded every game mentioned or referenced in the Almanac, from Akalabeth to Zaxxon. I played each title until I had mastered it, then moved on to the next one.
You'd be amazed how much research you can get done when you have no life whatsoever. Twelve hours a day, seven days a week, is a lot of study time.

Number None, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:13 (one year ago) Permalink

look, tl;dr, but jfc

obv it's a life choice, peace be with you and all that, but maybe y'all could get your own island or something

put your hands on the car and get ready to die (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 July 2017 12:16 (one year ago) Permalink

He listened to everything ... Pop, rock, new wave, punk, heavy metal.

put your hands on the car and get ready to die (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 July 2017 12:18 (one year ago) Permalink

that excerpt makes him seem like an evil neil cicierega haha

imago, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:18 (one year ago) Permalink

And, of course, Kevin Smith.

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Monday, 24 July 2017 12:24 (one year ago) Permalink

It's pretty impressive how nothing in that entire list is actually obscure or weird

El Tomboto, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:27 (one year ago) Permalink

"I memorized every last Bill Hicks stand-up routine."

circa1916, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:28 (one year ago) Permalink

That one I didn't see coming, true.

El Tomboto, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

I couldn't get to the end of that passage but I'm sure the punchline was hilarious

blog haus aka the scene raver (wins), Monday, 24 July 2017 12:30 (one year ago) Permalink

is it possible this book is a satire of the cultural death of the west?

put your hands on the car and get ready to die (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 July 2017 12:30 (one year ago) Permalink

no one interested in the Spielberg film who hasn't heard of the book (eg, me) gives a damn about it.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 July 2017 12:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Is it too late for them to pull a Disney, fire Spielberg and get Verhoeven on the job?

El Tomboto, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:40 (one year ago) Permalink

as usual the film itself did not dominate the discussion, but rather Spielberg is the Worst Ever (ilx gonna ilx)

lol waht

iirc the tenor of the thread was more along the lines of 'why is spielberg lowering himself to adapting a truly execrable book'

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:23 (four months ago) Permalink

i love you too Doc, and that's the important thing, as this film taught us.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:23 (four months ago) Permalink

did it though? did.. it?

Nhex, Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:51 (four months ago) Permalink

we may never know

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:52 (four months ago) Permalink

This movie (or at least the poster) taught me that the human leg is actually much longer than I realized.

Here Come the Warm Jets: A Beginner's Guide to Watersports (Old Lunch), Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:29 (four months ago) Permalink

i like spielberg :)

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Me too. I was just joking upthread. Star Wars are two of my favorite movies ever.

Here Come the Warm Jets: A Beginner's Guide to Watersports (Old Lunch), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Sorry, I meant Star Wars and More Star Wars.

Here Come the Warm Jets: A Beginner's Guide to Watersports (Old Lunch), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:34 (four months ago) Permalink

sending King Kong and the Iron Giant after you

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:40 (four months ago) Permalink

Ultraman gets shut out yet again

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:30 (four months ago) Permalink

people don't like jaws????

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:37 (four months ago) Permalink

the movie or the mandible?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:40 (four months ago) Permalink

the movie silly billy

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Saying that Jaws is far and away Spielberg's best film seems to annoy the Spielbergists here, but it is, and nothing else he's directed has come close. Spielberg obv deserves a lot of the credit for Jaws, but I also think the historical moment - Watergate, the end of Viet Nam - the intensity of the production, and the input of Milius and Shaw, all factor in very heavily too.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:53 (four months ago) Permalink

You're gonna need bigger bait.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:55 (four months ago) Permalink

The shark roars like a lion in Jaws 4. I don't see how you can top that, really.

Here Come the Warm Jets: A Beginner's Guide to Watersports (Old Lunch), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:55 (four months ago) Permalink

e.t. and jurassic park are good movies

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Empire of the Jaws was the best Jaws G Ballard adaptation

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Tintin movie was Tintin done right (finally).

Here Come the Warm Jets: A Beginner's Guide to Watersports (Old Lunch), Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:08 (four months ago) Permalink

verna fields deserves a lot of credit for jaws too

i am fast and full of teeth. i willl die in a barn fire (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Saying that Jaws is far and away Spielberg's best film seems to annoy the Spielbergists here, but it is, and nothing else he's directed has come close. Spielberg obv deserves a lot of the credit for Jaws, but I also think the historical moment - Watergate, the end of Viet Nam - the intensity of the production, and the input of Milius and Shaw, all factor in very heavily too.


Dual comes close.

beard papa, Saturday, 19 May 2018 23:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Nascent works, both.

RPO was never gonna work for me, as I hate what little I know of "gamer" culture, but there's much in that Pinkerton article Eric posted I find valid -- that pop culture now just replicates the past endlessly, because none of it ever goes away, just to its corner of cyberspace/streaming.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 20 May 2018 01:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Nascent works, both.

flea circuses

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 20 May 2018 03:10 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

how is there still not a decent torrent of this movie out there yet, that's what i wanna know

― martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:20 (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

welp

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Out now, isn't it?

groovypanda, Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Surely only on VHS

nashwan, Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Forget it Jake, it's... probably a shitty waste of time.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 29 June 2018 17:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Its not that bad. But by the end I was kind of "...whats all that about, then?" cos what was the motivation for the whole fucking thing?

And why are kids from the year 2525 into the 80s wtf.

Dece CGI tho I guess.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 1 July 2018 11:04 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

god this fuckin sucked sweaty rancid hole

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 21 July 2018 21:34 (one month ago) Permalink

It is important to watch dumb stuff with the full understanding going in that it will be dumb, and that it is perhaps in fact designed to be almost as dumb as possible. That is the case with this trifle.

I watched this on an airplane, while dipping into Hamel & Prahalad's "Strategic Intent" during the slow bits, and I didn't hate it.

1. Mark Rylance is clearly having a blast. I know very little about the man but I assume getting paid for this was something he enjoyed tremendously.

2. Simon Pegg is also having fun but not as much as Rylance was. I think. I imagine both of them getting well drunk after every read-through and every day of shooting, sitting back, reading the rest of the other characters' lines to each other and playing a game where every time you crack up, you have to finish your drink and buy the next round.

3. For at least the first act, it almost seems like they're going to Verhoeven this thing, and they almost do anyway, because there's hardly another option given the material and the casting (possibly of note: European directors are totally left out of the nerd canon according to this).

4. Every time they went for music that wasn't straight out of the lamest possible 80s mixtape ever made, it made the movie actually worse. The whole thing should have been wall-to-wall with a diegetic Grand Theft Auto: Vice City style soundtrack, with the exception being The Shining sequence.

5. I actually enjoyed all the villains. Disappointed we didn't find out who I-R0K was IRL.

6. I suspect Spielberg's real reason for leaving his movies out of this is because he has too much self-regard to dissect and trivialize his own work for the sake of this utter nonsense. Says a lot about how much he actually thinks of his colleagues, especially Kubrick, if you agree with this take.

7. That all said, watching Iron Giant and the RX-78 Gundam try and beat up Mecha-Godzilla was more fun than anything in Pacific Rim 2.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 04:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I thought this was an exceptionally well made lame movie, which I guess is what you get when you have a 70 year old sci-fi/action master make a movie for 12 year olds that was written by a 30 something riffing on, among other things, the impact of said 70 year old when he was 12. Which is to say, it's kind of a toothless movie that would have had a ton of potential had they indeed Verhoevened this thing, but was fine as the kids flick they went with instead.

Speaking of kids flicks, my kids' reactions? 13 year old said "that was OK" and 11 year old said "meh." But they both sat through it, so ...

My reaction: instead of playing Twisted Sister they should have blasted the "2112" overture.

My other reaction: wall to wall obvious '80s tracks *except* for a Springsteen b-side deep cut? What was up with that?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Spielberg actually cites The Shining as one of his favorite films, seen ~25 times; this after initially disliking it as much as I do.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of The Shining, and never thought that it was scary, so found it kind of lame it played such a central role in this. Would have been funny if the whole sequence was built around Barry Lyndon instead.

Oh, and the nerdsplaining in this was insufferable.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Never going to see this and I'd probably hate it if I did, but I laughed when a woman in my office recently remarked that she'd taken her kids to RPO and liked it more than they did.

Françoise, Laurel, and Hardy (K. Rrosé), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I just saw this on the plane. I really liked it! (maybe it's only a fun plane movie, I had no clue what it was going to be about).

Yerac, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 22:57 (one month ago) Permalink

2. Simon Pegg is also having fun but not as much as Rylance was. I think. I imagine both of them getting well drunk after every read-through and every day of shooting, sitting back, reading the rest of the other characters' lines to each other and playing a game where every time you crack up, you have to finish your drink and buy the next round.

Simon Pegg is an alcoholic in recovery

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:00 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I feel like the cover art to the forthcoming Muse album belongs in this thread for some reason:

https://scontent.fewr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40337321_10156189557348725_3422970565613322240_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=b314241f00ca2f489cc3ebc73dbf4f26&oe=5C354B12

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what better time to jump on the vaporwave bandwagon than *checks calendar* november 2018

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

~synthwave~ to be more precise, but yeah this is waaaay past sell-by date

circa1916, Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

don't think Muse have ever been self-aware enough to do vaporwave

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"It's retro." "More than you know."

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the amazing thing is how much this stuff was already nailed down, and more precisely/funnily, years and years ago. pretty sure homestarrunner had some bit with these fonts and the laser background and all that, sometime between 2002 and 2004. but doing it any point after, say, stranger things is just blatant bandwagon-jumping.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This was every bit the hot mess I expected.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:53 (one week ago) Permalink

well at least now I know why Pegg wasn’t having as much fun as Rylance

Paleo Weltschmerz (El Tomboto), Sunday, 9 September 2018 20:08 (one week ago) Permalink

I didn't recognize him and I didn't even know he was in the film til just now. I kinda thought it was Greg Kinnear in the earlier scenes.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Sunday, 9 September 2018 20:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Greg Kinnear would have made it actually saddo

Paleo Weltschmerz (El Tomboto), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Skimming though the thread, Morbs already nailed what it was that I hated most about this movie (and there was a lot to hate): the whole VR premise equals a lack of stakes. Who gives a shit about whether the nerd kid or the corporate asshole gets control of the imaginary world?

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, I can't believe anyone involved with this movie didn't have second thoughts about the whole "gunt" thing.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Sunday, 9 September 2018 21:47 (one week ago) Permalink


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