So I finally got around to watch ‘Ready Player One’ online and it was a perfectly fine. It’s got some cool set pieces and the first race scene at the beginning was a chaotic thrill ride. I’ve been hard on Steven Spielberg recently as I’m not always sure why he directs certian movies, and my perspective still hasn’t changed yet. Tye Sheridan is more indie than a leading man in a massive blockbuster. Great actor, but the directors he’s been working with don’t know what to do with him. Olivia Cooke entire character.
The visuals were great, full of action and beautiful CGI but the overall story sucked. The whole thing is just a giant reminder of all the 20th century movies you could be watching and enjoying. This movie relies too heavily on nostalgia and the thing about that is it’s like why not just go straight to the source? Why watch a movie talking about it when I CAN just watch movies from the 80’s + I’ll probably like that better than watching a futuristic movie putting its full focus in the past, a time in which we already have access to.
I thought it was a really basic underdog story line en though i free downloaded this movie. The powerful bad guy is defeated by the ragtag team of misfits. However what I loved about this movie was the creativity and imagination effort put into creating the Oasis. Not to mention the actual creation of the virtual world for us the viewers to truly feel like this world could be a reality one day. I also loved the excitement of the hunt. That was a wonderfully well orchestrated game, all from the highly detailed characterization of the created of the Oasis.
Stars : Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
It's an outstanding movie which deals with a very sensitive topic. To make a commercially viable movie on such a sensitive topic, it took a bold risk from King Kumar ( I think he's the best mainstream actor we have in India after Amitabh Bachhan) and the director R. Balki. The movie has a brisk pace and doesn't deviate from the crux and in fact goes on to add more dimensions in its second half. All in all it's a brilliant movie and the landscape shown in the movie deserves special applause. While I knew Madhya Pradesh is that picturesque I am glad it was showcased even more beautifully.
User 2 Review:
All of them performed a great acting. I kinda got bored in some scenes and some characters (like sister-in-law) had nothing to do in this film, but it was ok. Probably some people will say that Salman Khan danced like an idiot, but at least he acted as good as he could (he didn't look like "the bad boy of bollywood" as he is catalogued nowadays). In fact, I was so surprised of seeing Shahrukh's acting, he has great nuances and gets very into the character of "macho husband". Aishwarya's blind girl character was a plus because she helped Madhuri's and SRK's characters (wife + husband) to be together after their misunderstandings and his jealousy.
User 3 Review:
Dirty Dancing meets Bend It Like Beckham with snowboards, starring beautiful English rose Felicity Jones as a poor London girl who takes a job as hired help at a ski chalet, where in-between being in the service of a bunch of posh twats she practices snowboarding for an upcoming contest.Though the script is turgid, predictable and quite irresponsible, the film succeeds where it needs to, where Felicity Jones rises above all the dross with a shining leading performance which put her on the showbiz map. It's just a shame that the script called for her character to spending way too much time chasing a tedious pretty boy who doesn't deserve her.
User 4 Review:
Feel good film based in the picturesque Austrian ski resort of St Anton about a... chalet girl.Not an ordinary chalet girl though. In approximately eight weeks we see the chalet girl in question, a character named Kim Matthews transform from a working class CHAV Cockney being at the beck and call of some snooty banking family to a snowboarding champion getting the bloke in the process. Very Rocky Balboa in unrealism!The scenery is at times breathtaking and could have been taken straight from the opening sequence of James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.Comic Bill Bailey plays a character interestingly called Bill (Kims dad). I had to sympathise with his cooking skills!The film has several sentimental moments as Kim suffers flashbacks of her late mothers death in a horrific car accident. Brooke Shields plays an unsympathetic posh mother who used to be a Concorde air hostess. Bill Nighy is her husband.The only other person I recognised was Neils dad of The Inbetweeners TV series and films.