Ready Player One In The Spotlight - A Feature Friday Article From Jennifer Rhodes Cleere & Dave Christy!
Welcome to "Feature Friday". Each week one (or more) of the VIPers will share a feature about something Pop Culture related. Might be a movie, might be a TV show, might be a combo, or might be something totally different. Check in every week to see what's up!
Today's feature is a joint adventure from Jenn and Dave (with a small shout out to me (Melanie)) about Ready Player One - and our crazy friendship! Be sure to let us know in the comments what you think!
Jennifer Says -
If you’re looking for an action, comedy and heartfelt movie all in one, then look no further than Ready Player One. I was late watching this movie because honestly, I didn’t get what it was about at first but when I watched it I couldn’t stop. It’s easily one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, with one of the best pairings in Artemis and Parzival. You’ll love them from the beginning!
This movie also shows through the power of friendship and loyalty you can accomplish anything. Parzival is our main character and the one who leads us on our journey through the world that is the Oasis. The Oasis is a virtual world that seems wonderful and people lose themselves in it.
By the end of the movie you realize that no matter how bad the real world can get, it’s the only thing that’s ACTUALLY real. So get away from your games, social media accounts, TV, and maybe every now and then just step outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Jennifer Rhodes Cleere met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Dave Says -
For many of us, entertainment such as movies and video games are an escape. Ready Player One is no exception. Through VR, we enter a different reality called The Oasis, created by the late James Halliday. Halliday placed easter eggs and clues in the Oasis leading to a prize. Our lead character Parzival is the first to actually make any progress and quickly teams up with Artemis and others.
Like Jenn, I was hesitant about it at first but gave it a shot and rented it from Netflix. I fell in love with it instantly! I went out the day and bought the Blu- ray loaded with bonus features including a full-length documentary on the making of this masterpiece! I was in geek heaven! JOYGASM! With all the complexities of the story, and special effects, and creating The Oasis, this is one movie well worth looking into. And for 80's fan, it chock full of 80's easter eggs and references interlaced in the Oasis. So keep a look out for characters and items passing through the background.
The best and most important lesson learned from this tale is even in the internet and VR, you can find true friendship and similar souls For some of us, we don't interact much with people in our own world. But for me, Jenn, and Mels, we may be miles apart but we're in constant conversation. Some days it’s all we need to make to through the day. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without each other.
Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"