Thursday, February 15, 2018
Third "Ready Player One" trailer
There was a book I got for Christmas last year called "Ready Player One" and I am nearly finished reading it. Just in time too, because next month, the film adaptation of the movie will be hitting theaters. When I saw the first trailer, I thought that the movie looked cool. I figured I had to start with the book, and I am sure glad that did. Its a great read, and watching the parallels between the movie and the book has been great fun.
You are probably wondering why these trailers keep featuring Willy Wonka music, well the character who invented the VR in this movie is heavily based upon Willy Wonka. If you've seen every trailer, then you probably think that this is just going to be a big bag of nostalgia, a reference to a whole bunch of easy targets. If Steven Spielberg understands the book, and I bet he will, then this will be a good adaptation. Yes, Ernest Cline, the author of the book, was pretty obsessed with all things popular culture, but he makes that fit well into the context of his story. I think Spielberg will make sure that translates well to the screen. I think its going to be much more than just "hey, look it a reference to this, hey its a reference to that!" The book has been more than that.
It's not going to be much longer now!