Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg, 2018)

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#101 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:56 pm

pzadvance wrote:Not to fan the flames of said dumpster fire, but some new posters have come out
These are almost certainly fan created

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#102 Post by pzadvance » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:02 pm

Unless fans have suddenly started plastering them around Los Angeles, they are very regrettably real:

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#103 Post by BigMack3000 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:03 pm

Ok, Iron Giant being the exact same poster is funny.

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#104 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:10 pm

pzadvance wrote:Unless fans have suddenly started plastering them around Los Angeles, they are very regrettably real:

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Wow, that is... embarrassing if so

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#105 Post by bearcuborg » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:17 pm

I will probably never see it, but I certainly dig the nostalgia beat they’re hitting. But who knows, maybe it’s the Instagramy affect working on me.

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#106 Post by Big Ben » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:21 pm

I can confirm they're absolutely real. They're getting dunked on really hard on on Twitter right now. This is all part of a campaign too.

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#109 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:06 am

My god. I squealed out loud at that.

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#110 Post by Daneurism » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:42 pm

I think I hate the idea of the posters less than the art style for the characters. They have that furry, drawn by a 14 year old girl, fan fic vibe to them. Ick.

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#111 Post by tenia » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:48 pm

It's astounding to see such a big-bucks blockbuster ending up with a poster campaign that looks as if done by somebody who has roughly 1 day of self-taught experience with Photoshop.

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#112 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:51 pm

Posters and trailers -- all utterly ghastly.

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#113 Post by movielocke » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:32 pm

Ah , now I feel bad for having the wrong opinion. I saw these on highland Blvd on my drive home last night and thought they looked awesome. I enjoyed the playfulness of it, selling the concept of reappropriated nostalgia quite well I thought.

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#114 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:34 pm

Daneurism wrote:I think I hate the idea of the posters less than the art style for the characters. They have that furry, drawn by a 14 year old girl, fan fic vibe to them. Ick.
Yep, this is why I was so sure these were fakes. I had plenty of high school students who could have produced better and more consistently on-model drawings than these, so like, this studio didn't even try to find someone good

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#115 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:35 pm

Ribs wrote:Thanks, article from July.

I'm beyond sick of this dumb groupthink. We get it, you think the book is lazy. The marketing is built around brand recognition for other things, which people think is cheap and deceptive. People literally are incapable of giving this anything resembling a fair shot.
It is true that there have been 110+ posts on this film's thread over two years, with the vast majority of them harshly critical of the pre-production decisions, marketing, and source material/author (and that's basically reflective of the larger external conversation around the film as well). I never root for movies to be bad, so I want this to surprise everyone and overcome all the negativity with a quality final product, but at this point that would require a small miracle. Has anyone seen any evidence from everything that's been made available that this is not going to be the failure it looks like, except to those whose expectations have been so lowered by all this that mere flawed mediocrity with a sheen of Spielbergian competence will seem like a pleasant surprise?

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#116 Post by Mungo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:14 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:Has anyone seen any evidence from everything that's been made available that this is not going to be the failure it looks like, except to those whose expectations have been so lowered by all this that mere flawed mediocrity with a sheen of Spielbergian competence will seem like a pleasant surprise?
To be fair, I think "failure" is the wrong word to use here - I wouldn't be surprised if, given the other movies releasing the same week, this shoots straight up to #1 on release and stays there for a while. I expect that this'll do really well, quality be damned.

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#117 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:27 pm

That's right, I meant creative failure.

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#118 Post by Luke M » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:43 pm

Is it weird that Iron Giant gets lumped in with 80s nostalgia? It’s not quite a generation apart but close.

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#119 Post by CSM126 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:01 pm

Luke M wrote:Is it weird that Iron Giant gets lumped in with 80s nostalgia? It’s not quite a generation apart but close.
Reminds me of “More Than Words” by Extreme, a 90s acoustic ballad, popping up in Rock of Ages, an 80s hair metal musical. It’s perplexing, but then you remember “eh, this is shit anyway” and you just don’t care anymore.

(I am prepared to hate-watch the shit out of Ready Player One)

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#121 Post by Oedipax » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:47 pm

domino harvey wrote:Rejected theme song
See mfunk's post above, domino :)

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#122 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:58 pm

I don’t care if it gets posted 100 times, I love it

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#123 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:07 pm

Maybe if it gets popular enough it will make it into the sequel.

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#124 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:54 pm

Okay but have you guys seen this fan art of the characters on the Goonies poster??

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#125 Post by Big Ben » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:00 pm

I unfortunately keep seeing Salo mock ups.

What's fascinating to me is that the film continues to invoke that "rule" mentioned in Mystery Space Theater. "Don't ever remind the audience of a film they'd rather be watching." I see all these references and just keep wondering just how much I don't want to see this. I've not seen one person I know react to this film with anything but disgust.

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