Everything Wrong with the Ready Player One Movie


Following my Ready Player One book review, I watched Steven Spielberg’s latest endeavor on release night. I wasn’t impressed. Halfway through, I was more engrossed with my nachos and already wondering when I could leave.

I had never felt so disappointed in a movie before.

Despite this, the movie currently has an 80% audience approval rating and a 76% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes. Though I can admit to enjoying several scenes, there are some glaring storytelling issues that have been more than irritating for me — so much so that I’ve been dwelling on it for the past few days.

Let’s sum up these storytelling problems into three major points, shall we?

WARNING: This will be spoiler-heavy so click away if you want to avoid that.

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‘Ready Player One’: Not a Great Book, Maybe a Better Movie

 

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With 5 days to go until the official release of Ready Player One‘s movie adaptation, I thought it would be fitting to share some of my thoughts after finishing its Audible audio edition a couple of weeks ago.

Written by Ernest Cline and narrated by none other than Wil Wheaton himself, the story itself has been enjoyed by millions (?) of fans all over the world — being translated in over 20 languages, and becoming a New York Times bestseller. Heck, I have quite a number of people in my network who swear by the awesomeness of this book.

Despite all the praise surrounding Ready Player One, I’ve always been skeptical of how much I’d enjoy the story. And boy, did I turn out to be right.

I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler-free as I can.

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SADES Knight Plus Headset Review: An upgrade to the SADES Knight (SA-907)

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It’s been over two years since I first stumbled upon the SADES brand. Since then, the company has been doing a lot to push their products globally. When I went to the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in 2014 to meet their Sales Manager, Mr. Deng, he told me about all the things they were doing to tap into the international market.

All of it sounded very promising.

In these past couple of years, they’ve rebranded their package and product design, and have even dived into creating Bluetooth headsets and other gaming peripherals — with mixed results in my opinion. With all those under their belt, it only seemed inevitable that they would try to revamp some of their current products.

This is exactly what they did by releasing the SADES Knight Plus.

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