Fifty Shades and the new Star Wars movies beat this to it.
Setting the bar really high right here, but I'm betting this will be better than 50 shades.
|Born in the RSR |
If this does well, I give up.
Look at it this way, if this movie does well it means there are enough people who wont be able to feed themselves without direct high resource intervention (which we can just refuse to give) that the human population will reduce dramatically.
Historically, that usually leads to a golden age.
Here is an excerpt from the book.
“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 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!”
I think poeTV might lose half its members once climate change gets going.
As many people have pointed out, where did the protagonist acquire all of the time to watch and read all of the various media he studied. It would take years.
Born in the RSR
And why does he like EVERYTHING?
Or does "liking" not come into it, media consumption is it's own reward?
It isn't a matter of like, it's a matter of knowing these things equals power over those who don't.
"Dagorath was a word in Sindarin, the Elvish language J. R. R. Tolkien had created for The Lord of the Rings. The word dagorath meant 'battle,' but Tolkien had spelled the word with just one 'g,' not two. 'Daggorath' (with two 'g's) could refer only to one thing: an incredibly obscure computer game called Dungeons of Daggorath released in 1982. The game had been made for just one platform, the TRS-80 Color Computer.”
In the book's universe, if you don't know this, you wont win All The Money and be a nerdogarch and win over those bullies who bullied you for being a nerd forever.
The author is 45 by the way.
This is a cultural ant vortex that is too damned horrific to also not be wildly entertaining. Embrace the genocide of geek culture, RSR, and together we will walk away from the galaxy without any desire to rule it.
|Binro the Heretic |
Second Life: The Movie
READY PLAYER ONE
A novel by Ernest Cline
"Gentlemen," said the President. "I'd like to introduce you to Clernest Eine. He is sixteen years old and today I am giving him total authority over the entire military, because he's the best at video games."
All the generals nodded in agreement. Optimus Prime also nodded in agreement. Batman, Master Chief, Doctor Who, one of the Assassin's Creed guys, and Stewie from Family Guy all looked at each other and nodded in agreement.
I turned and looked at my beautiful gamer girlfriend. She was the 2nd best in the world at Splatoon, and also her titties were huge. She wasn't like the other girls, who weren't 2nd best in the world at Splatoon. She didn't do useless girl stuff like wear makeup or have her period. She was too busy being incredibly good at video games, but never as good as me. The rest of her time was taken up giving me compliments. Truly she was the modern woman we need today in the world. Knowing this, I basked in what a good feminist ally I am.
She nodded in agreement. It was the most romantic moment of my entire life.
"Supreme Commander Clernest, the robot zombies have almost breached the gate! We're doomed!" said one of the generals. I laughed at his panicky demeanor. What could he really know about the art of combat, when he'd never even played Farcry?
"It's okay, I planned for this moment," I said. "Mr. President, send in the Marines...and Knuckles."
Everyone spent the next ten minutes complimenting me on my clever use of that meme. Especially Knuckles.
Anyway, let me flash back for a bit and tell you about how I used to be bullied for loving video games so you all have the full context for how great but also persecuted I am. No spoilers, but in chapter three the guy who made fun of me in high school gets decapitated by a Ninja Turtle.
Not that accurate but it certainly captures the withered spirit of RPO.
Seriously, there's a segment (I cannot really call it a scene) where his online GF has rejected him for whatever reason and he tries to get her attention and win her back in the virtual realm.
“After that night in the Distracted Globe, Art3mis had cut off all contact with me. She blocked all of my e-mails, phone calls, and chat requests. She also stopped making posts to her blog. I tried everything I could think of to reach her. I sent her avatar flowers. I made multiple trips to her avatar’s stronghold, an armored palace on Benatar, the small moon she owned. I dropped mix tapes and notes on her palace from the air, like lovesick bombs. Once, in a supreme act of desperation, I stood outside her palace gates for two solid hours, with a boom box over my head, blasting "In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel at full volume."
Elsewhere Mike Nelson and Conor Lastowka, the main writer for Rifftrax started a podcast/book club where they read and dissected Ready Player One and over the course of eight episodes became exasperated, confused and dumbfounded by the repetition and other problems with the story and played a game of sorts where they would read excerpts to each other and try to guess if it was a genuine Ready Player One fragment or if it came from fanfiction.
Now, a second season has started where they tackle Armada, aka what is considered Clines "bad" novel
I'm pretty sure 50 shades of grey was LITERALLY the first fanfic to hit theaters, but I could be wrong.
I can only hope that "My Immortal" gets the holywood adaptation it deserves.
I would pay good money to see someone turn Doom: Repercussions of Evil into a feature length film.
To be honest, this feels like something out of
Ben 'Gryphon' Hutchins' Eyrie Productions Unlimited .
I read the book last year and thought it was good as a light, fluffy sort of sci-fi adventure thing. Not very well written, but I thought it would make a cool movie. Maybe the blackened crust of jadedness is falling from my heart, but it could make a fun, lighthearted adventure movie; the kind of thing kids might enjoy. Spielberg seems like the natural person to direct this, but his films lately are not giving me much confidence. We'll see I guess, I'm going to be optimistic.
That said, I don't think I will ever read anything by Ernest Cline again (and I only read RPO because one of a stack of free bookseller editions I had from my old job).
I actually started reading this book today and I'm having difficulty getting through it. I have no idea how old the author was when he wrote it but it reads like something you'd find on a middle schooler's DA account.
He's 45 now it was released in 2011, so he was in his mid 30s.
Remember Alf? He's back... in overblown blockbuster movie form.
I gotta say, I don't know why anyone cares enough about this to get upset by it.
I guess that's true, but it's just that sometimes it feels like the American version of burning books is to just saturate the market with shitty ones.
You could ask the same question about half the videos on this site that people get upset over. It's a testament to how well we live.
|Seven Arts/H8 Red |
The Legend of SARMOTI: Siegfried and Roy - The Next Generation
It seems to have some cool sci-fi concepts going for it, but that's all ruined by the lazy and pandering nostalgia porn.
Theaters of people cheering or pointing at every single recognized nerd nostalgia culture porn. No thanks.
Now I want to go see it and obnoxiously yell, "HEY, I REMEMBER THAT!" throughout the whole film.
I CLAPPED WHEN I SAW IT!: The Motion Picture.
I'm kind of jealous that you guys have so much audience participation where you live. Where I live everyone is dead silent aside of laughter during funny parts.
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