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    Just got back and must say for pure mindless entertainment this movie scores off the chart, just like the book.

    I will be curious to see what folks under 35 think of the movie. The entire film is one non stop easter egg, which was overwhelming at times.

    Definitely captured the vibe and feel of Goonies and Back to the Future and I'm looking forward to going back a few more times, thank you Moviepass.

    It was amusing to hear my laughter breaking the silence at a few of the more obscure movie references and there was some serious nerd fodder hidden in there.

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    The wife and I are going to see it Saturday. I must say I'm really looking forward to this movie. I suspect, however, they the final bake scene with certain, shall we say large things is going to disappoint.

    The trailer really mad out look like this would need three films to do it justice. Did they manage to get a good story asthma all three keys?
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    Good to hear. I may check it out today if I can get a babysitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battlebovine View Post
    The wife and I are going to see it Saturday. I must say I'm really looking forward to this movie. I suspect, however, they the final bake scene with certain, shall we say large things is going to disappoint.

    The trailer really mad out look like this would need three films to do it justice. Did they manage to get a good story asthma all three keys?
    I mean the paired down the story a bit, in the books solving the clues was extremely obtuse and it was slightly believable that years could pass with no one puzzling them out. In the movie, less so...still works though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntgod View Post
    Just got back and must say for pure mindless entertainment this movie scores off the chart, just like the book.

    I will be curious to see what folks under 35 think of the movie. The entire film is one non stop easter egg, which was overwhelming at times.

    Definitely captured the vibe and feel of Goonies and Back to the Future and I'm looking forward to going back a few more times, thank you Moviepass.

    It was amusing to hear my laughter breaking the silence at a few of the more obscure movie references and there was some serious nerd fodder hidden in there.
    I've been waiting to see this, I was a little put off by metacritic giving it 62% but I love ideas behind the film, never read the book so I may have to after I watch it. How would you rate it out of 10 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstorm View Post
    I've been waiting to see this, I was a little put off by metacritic giving it 62% but I love ideas behind the film, never read the book so I may have to after I watch it. How would you rate it out of 10 ?
    As an action adventure flick - 9/10

    Pure entertainement - 9/10

    Adaptation of book - 8/10

    As a film - 7/10 (it's not supposed to be The Godfather)

    Pure Nostalgia - 27/10 :-P

    I want to compare it to Stranger Things in how it reminded me of the movies and things I grew up with, except of course it was absolutely nothing like Stranger Things in ANY other way.

    I will add, with a few exceptions, I've never been one of those guys who loses his shit over changes from book to movie, so I can't really speak to that. Even the ones where I initially hated the movie because of the changes, Dune and Starship Troopers come to mind, over time I grew to love those movies as well, just recognizing that they stand separate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntgod View Post
    As an action adventure flick - 9/10

    Pure entertainement - 9/10

    Adaptation of book - 8/10

    As a film - 7/10 (it's not supposed to be The Godfather)

    Pure Nostalgia - 27/10 :-P

    I want to compare it to Stranger Things in how it reminded me of the movies and things I grew up with, except of course it was absolutely nothing like Stranger Things in ANY other way.

    I will add, with a few exceptions, I've never been one of those guys who loses his shit over changes from book to movie, so I can't really speak to that. Even the ones where I initially hated the movie because of the changes, Dune and Starship Troopers come to mind, over time I grew to love those movies as well, just recognizing that they stand separate.
    Thanks, looking forward to seeing it now.

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    So as a guy who loses his shit over changes from book to movie conversions I will say that to state the movie is loosely based on the book, "Ready Player One", is being kind.

    So many elements of the story were just out right changed that it hurt things a LOT. Now, granted, there was a lot of material that was still effin cool to see on the big screen.... I just do not think they did it justice which is horribly sad. The entire thing should have been spread out over 3 films, 2 at the minimum. I can only hope that either 1) it gets turned into a series that can take a few years to spell out the story or 2) the thing gets remade.

    If you've never read the book you WILL enjoy it for what it is with all the references and catch phrases. However, even my wife who only recent started reading the book and is in no way a nerd like us, disliked the changes.

    BUT, don't be afraid to see it. The movie is good if it stands on its own but you will be disapoint, son, if you've read the book.

    That being said...

    SKEEEEEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONK

    that is all.

    ps: the audio book read by Wil Wheaton is HIGHLY recommended. Like seriously, do yourself the favor of listening to it. Right now. Do not pass go...

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    I gave up on literal adaptation of book to film ages ago...it can be difficult at times, but if you can pull it off, I recommend it.

    Some examples, Starship Troopers and Dune, as adaptations they are just fucking horrible, but if you take a step back, they are highly entertaining and inspired by material that I loved. Though Starship Troopers differs so significantly that without the title you likely wouldn't know it was "based" on the book.

    Game of Thrones is another one, it captures some elements of the books perfectly but then misses the mark on others and straight up creates scenes that don't exist in the book, this irked me to no end at first and then I accepted it.

    Some even benefit from this sort of editing, I honestly think the Harry Potter movies are on the whole, better than the books, some of this is due to editing dumb and pointless content out, Like SPEW, that no one on the book side had the authority to tell Rowling NO about.

    Anyway, if they'd broken it into three movies, I don't honestly think there was enough material to cover that without artificially stretching what was there and having some dead time, kind of like Netflix insisting on making there Marvel shows 13 episodes when they generally only have 9-10 episodes of material so you end up with a lot of dead drag spots or whole filler episodes.

    There were scenes I really missed, I was looking forward to the D&D stuff and only got a single Gygax reference and there were a few others, but I was pretty happy with what we got and didn't expect much more.

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    One thing from a comment on the first trailer to drop on YouTube...

    The copyright/intellectual property rights would have been an absolute nightmare to navigate so it could be included, particularly some of the old video games and D&D stuff.

    Given that some of the old game titles have changed ownership up to a dozen times, it was most likely to consult with Cline and see what could be chnaged/included and still keep the story fresh and true philosophocally to the book.

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