Movie Review: Ready Player One

Movie Review:  Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a LitRPG movie based on a book by the same name written by Ernest Cline.

The movie takes place in 2045 and has a lot of 80’s pop culture and songs to feast upon. Wade Watts, like everyone else in this dsytopian society, lives to play in the Oasis. However, the creator of the online multi-deminsional system has died several years ago and left the ‘keys’ to his kingdom in the game. When Wade (aka Parzival in the Oasis universe) stumbles upon a clue, Nolan Sorrento CEO of  Innovative Online Industries (IOI) tries to recruit him or will do whatever it takes to win ownership of Oasis.

I really liked this movie.

The first preview I saw was only the race part which I wasn’t interested in as I thought it was a virutal reatlity racing movie. However, that is a much smaller part.

Although this movie did have some plot holes, overall I really enjoyed it. There’s great effects, action, and a bit of romance.

However, if taking kids, there are a few scenes from the movie The Shining and the Chucky character that might be disturbing to some.

My rating 4.8 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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Movie Review – BayWatch

Baywatch poster.jpgDwayne Johnson plays Mitch Buchannon (not the original Mitch) and runs his beach with an iron fist. Then newcomer, Brody (played by Zac Efron) is from Iowa and is a two-time Olympic gold swim medalist. He gets on the life-guard training program with Mitch and both clash. Brody doesn’t do team-work well and the two have many funny moments.

If you liked the original BayWatch with LifeGuards solving crime, then you’ll enjoy the movie.

I thought the movie was okay with even a cameo by David Hasselhoff playing the first ‘Mitch Buchannon’.

My rating 3.0 stars out of 5

 

 

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review – Morgan

Movie Review – Morgan

Morgan_film_posterMorgan is a SciFi film about a hybrid offspring between computer and human. At ten years old, Morgan is fully grown and smarter than most humans.

However, she’s attacked a caregiver. The ‘Corporation’ sends in Lee Weathers, risk management specialist, to assist in verifying if Morgan is a danger and needs to be eliminated or not.

T here are a few twists in this movie, some are confusing like what exactly is the relationship between Morgan and Amy.

Overall though, I liked the premise and the movie as a whole.

 

 

 

My rating 4.7 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review – The Maze Runner

Movie Review – Maze Runner

The previews of The Maze Runner looked interesting. This movie, is based on James Dashner’s young-adult, post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction trilogy. However, the disjointed plot, lack of acting by many in the cast, and ending made me wish I’d skipped it.

Parts of the movie were interesting, but once the characters ‘solved’ the maze, it didn’t make sense or follow logic. I would have liked more history/explanation than a short film. And why was Teresa sent there (the only girl) with a note? How long had the ‘controllers’ been dead?

 

My rating 3 out of 5 stars

 

This movie, sadly, did not make me interest at all in reading the books. Many times, when I hear of a book being made into a movie that I haven’t read, I will wait for the movie – then if it’s good – I know the book will be great.

 

Maybe if I’d read the book first…. Have you read it? Did you like the movie?

 

 

Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

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