Welcome back to the Community Download, our weekend series that lets you, our members of the UploadVR Community, voice your opinion on a wide range of topics.
As VR gets more and more popular individual pieces of pop culture are going to shape the public’s perception. For example, many people still identify what they saw in The Lord of the Rings films as the definitive interpretation of elves, orcs, and traditional high-fantasy characterizations. Like it or not, what Hollywood does informs the minds of entire generations of people.
With the debut trailer for Steven Spielberg’s theatrical rendition of the bestselling Ernest Cline novel, Ready Player One, just dropping online earlier this month, we thought it was appropriate to dive into a big topic that’s swirling at the heart of the VR community: How do you feel about Ready Player One?
Specifically, we’re referring to the book here, but if you haven’t read the book feel free to voice your thoughts on the short movie trailer instead. We already broke down that entire trailer in fact, so you can read that analysis here.
We’d love to know if you’re fan of Cline’s idealistic representation about The OASIS and its immersive qualities, or if the writing style and content put you off to the point that you couldn’t finish it. Or maybe you have something else you love or hate about the book.
Whatever the case may be, drop down into the comments below and let us know what you think!