I guess I'll talk about Ready Player One

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  • Published on Apr 7, 2018
  • Ready Player Two is about Parzival's successor winning the contest by having to recite from memory every line of Ready Player One.
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  • hewwo? anywun dere?? owo
    hewwo? anywun dere?? owo 3 months ago +910

    hey cool egg snake and ET hoodie boy

    • trenvert123
      trenvert123 20 days ago

      +Shaun Cheah
      I'm guessing it's a reference that she got, and thought was funny. And having a nostalgic reference on a video, which is itself talking about a book that is about 80% nostalgic references... It was probably something she couldn't ignore. I know I couldn't. That's why I upvoted OP's comment.

    • Jinju :p
      Jinju :p Month ago

      hewwo? anywun dere?? owo hh

    • oyex phantom
      oyex phantom 3 months ago +2

      I’ve saw it

    • Icha Harcus
      Icha Harcus 3 months ago +1

      Ready Player One movie avaiIabIe here: dotiny.com/tr6m7n

    • AceWire802
      AceWire802 3 months ago +1

      hewwo? anywun dere?? owo PORG

  • LatencyProblem
    LatencyProblem Minute ago

    I just waited to see the RX 78 - 2 Gundam and I was happy. The movie itself is pretty meh.

  • Luis A
    Luis A Hour ago

    The idea that not all could have the most powerfull items, its a common thing in current online video games..
    When i played monster hunter tri on wii, i was able to get all the most powefull armors and weapons, and even i got a massive surpluss of items wich i sold to get ingame money (wich i had a lot), but not many could hunt the monsters in order yo get the bests rewards, and master the ingame mechanics..
    That touch made the movie quite similar to a mmo game in my opinion..
    Also, i did much better playing almost alone, than in clans with premade strategies..
    Just like parzival in the film..

  • Skalderdash
    Skalderdash 15 hours ago

    The Apocalypse wasn't caused by the Oasis, it was caused by the energy crisis. The trailer park stacks were made because people migrated to the major cities because they couldn't drive anymore for a while. The Oasis took off because reality was garbage, and *we* made it garbage, not Halliday.

  • willard39
    willard39 17 hours ago

    "The real challenge is knowing Halliday." That's kinda the point, though. A shut-in developer whiz, likely on the autism spectrum, obsessed with pop-culture and video games creates a game where you have to share his love of all those things to win. The most common criticism, and kudos as always to Jenny for having a much keener insight as always, is it's avalanche of pop-culture references. But that is how the players find the Easter eggs to win the game. Shakespeare it's not, hell, it's not even Stephen King, but it was a nice, pulpy summer read, and a nice actiony summer movie. I didn't take it very seriously, but the kids and I certainly enjoyed it.

  • Greendino11
    Greendino11 18 hours ago +1

    Ready Player One? More like ready for a refund.

  • M Infante
    M Infante Day ago

    If you pre program generic enough code library, you may just make a short program in a few minutes that uses the generic code. You just call procedures and pass parameters.

  • John Orr
    John Orr Day ago

    You NEED to review Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

  • Caleb BaumTM
    Caleb BaumTM Day ago

    The movie was pretty damn good. But it’s a shame the book was so much better. For some reason I was disappointed when Wade didn’t go through a dungeon and then played joust against the Lich King in live action

  • Turbo Jorgensen
    Turbo Jorgensen Day ago +1

    16:47 Is spot on the best take down of the movie.

  • corkboard
    corkboard 2 days ago

    I almost feel sorry for Ernest Cline / Spielberg after the raw brutality of that closing argument

  • reviewer in a bathrobe

    I was looking forward to this movie didn't really realize it at first from the trailer that they have changed so much I think if they would have kept more of the facts from the book it would have made it a lot better especially changing the actors

    • Gezo
      Gezo 3 days ago

      No.... there isn't much in this universe that could have made that movie a lot better

  • CLP
    CLP 3 days ago

    Artemis's "birthmark" is basically Jem's eye makeup from Jem and the Holograms.

  • vince gredo
    vince gredo 4 days ago

    I'm glad you read the book. I was hesitant to click on this cuz I knew that the movie was way worse than the book

  • Jackie Talbot
    Jackie Talbot 4 days ago

    goddamn it why are you so funny

  • lol stop
    lol stop 5 days ago

    its one of the rare books that I couldn’t finish

  • Erika Warren
    Erika Warren 5 days ago

    I like hearing her talk

  • ImmaterialChildren
    ImmaterialChildren 5 days ago

    Sounds like Hideo Kojima biopic

  • ABBRECHEN FERTIG
    ABBRECHEN FERTIG 5 days ago

    Best media critic I found so far.

  • jug head
    jug head 6 days ago

    its my immortal with 80s nostalgia instead of harry potter emos

  • Kika M
    Kika M 8 days ago

    Can I just say I’m so happy that I tripped onto your channel.keep doing this we love it ✨✨❤️

  • Quickdraw Crobat
    Quickdraw Crobat 9 days ago

    ....I'd say less 'ironic' and more 'hypocritical'....?

  • Dan Entwistle
    Dan Entwistle 9 days ago

    Excellent video, Jenny - I've just watched the movie and there was one moment that made me laugh: the "clue" to the first challenge (the race) was Halliday's hologram literally saying the solution: "Wouldn't it be fun to go backwards? Just pedal to the metal?" or something along those lines. Now, it's been established by this point that Percival has watched this clip "thousands" of times by this point, looking for a clue, but - for some reason - had never actually watched the whole thing all the way through! Do these clips not have a length indicator on them? Like, do you have to guess when a clip is going to end? And no-one, not in 5 years, had watched the whole thing and did not put two and two together?

  • Trayce Martineau
    Trayce Martineau 9 days ago

    There was a furry with big bewbies at the dance scene. She sends a picture of Parzival to the bounty hunter dude

  • Mike De León
    Mike De León 10 days ago

    Hahahaha "... and some of them in diapers"

  • drewgeee
    drewgeee 10 days ago

    Why do you role play with pinkeye and goggles?

  • Steve Westenra
    Steve Westenra 10 days ago

    I'm glad someone else noticed the irony of the villain's comments. That movie (and possibly the book?) was so disturbingly unaware of its own gross commercialism. I also felt that during the scene when the villains were plotting to fill the screen with advertisements (which the audience is supposed to be horrified by), and I couldn't help but think to myself--"But that's exactly what this movie already is."

  • CrazyAjvar
    CrazyAjvar 11 days ago

    Aech building things are I think like Minecraft, using in-game assets to make something resembling pop-culture things.

  • Noa Lenora Art
    Noa Lenora Art 11 days ago

    Lol I have what's called a strawberry birthmark (just a big round squishy reddish bit of skin. It's like lip colour and flat to my skin now but it used to be bright red and stick up like a cm and a half when I was a baby until I was like 2 or 3) And it's on my shoulder. I was self conscious about it for a little while but then in like the 4th grade I had this girl named Zoe ask me "is that a tattoo?" And I was like "no that's my birth mark." And she told me "no that's a tattoo." And she INSISTED that it was a tattoo because "that's not what birthmarks look like." I find that funny when I remember it now. Now that I'm a senior in high school people obviously don't think it's a tattoo, but I do get asked "what happened to your shoulder?" Cause a lot if people think it's a wound or an oddly round rash. It kind of looks like a perfectly round wound now but it's not. Just ma stawberry.

  • imafuckupmylife
    imafuckupmylife 11 days ago

    This was really funny, thank you for existing

  • Lucy Barnes
    Lucy Barnes 12 days ago

    The actress who played Artemis used to live next to me when i was growing up

  • beLIEver31415
    beLIEver31415 12 days ago +1

    HAHAHAHA THE END RANT IS EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER HATED ABOUT THIS BOOK!!! I wanted to love it so much but by the end of the first challenge I couldn't take any more of the insane plot armor and it was the most difficult book to finish for me!!! I just wanted him to lose, at anything. It actually makes me furious thinking about it and I don't know how anyone actually liked reading it...

  • Miguel Quinto
    Miguel Quinto 12 days ago

    Noooo, Jenny, "how is this regulated?" is the most boring question you could have thought of!

  • Cory Nixon
    Cory Nixon 13 days ago

    Love you Jenny!

  • cosnerd
    cosnerd 14 days ago

    I LOVE THIS VIDEO SO MUCH! Idk why I'm laughing so hard (especially at the part about Art3mis' appearance) but this is so amazing

  • Joel Hamby
    Joel Hamby 14 days ago +2

    Very very deep examination of the strangeness in this plot. I've just listened to about a dozen reviews and hadn't heard ANYONE cover these specific topics(which were exactly what I was looking for plus much more I didn't even notice til now). Great job!
    I had a major issue with the idea of rooting for a guy to protect the biggest distraction in the world from the actual real-world problems people were facing. Made the rest of the movie pointless to me.

  • ADHDanny
    ADHDanny 15 days ago

    I've watched this video a few times now and I just noticed you gave yourself the birthmark. way to drive the point home of people not really caring!

  • Matt Burr
    Matt Burr 15 days ago

    The Oasis is like the virtual world Second Life. A lot of your commentary about the Oasis economy, including the repair and value of virtual goods, can be better understood by understanding the culture of Second Life. I personally thought the movie captured the nature of virtual friendship pretty well and i was happy to see it.

  • Tom Oliver
    Tom Oliver 15 days ago +1

    I haven’t seen this movie but it sounds really weird from your description.

  • Zack Lunas
    Zack Lunas 16 days ago +1

    Before seeing this movie, I was unknowingly about to write a story rather similar to it. Now that I've seen this movie, I realized how crap the idea was and am now rethinking how to make it work

  • Kjetil Einar Håland
    Kjetil Einar Håland 16 days ago +1

    I think the Iron Giant would have been fine it it was used by the bad guys. And one of the good guys were personally offended by that. You get to have a cool giant robot that lots of people feel strongly about and will recognize and it furthers the story by showing what assholes the IOI people are

  • DRSXS
    DRSXS 18 days ago

    F'nale is basically a copy of luv from Blade Runner 2049

  • Laughing Man
    Laughing Man 20 days ago

    Wow you where spot on great video

  • Lugus
    Lugus 22 days ago

    5:00 because its easier to imagine the end of the world rather than the end of Capitalism

  • StarWarsomania
    StarWarsomania 23 days ago

    I feel like you have no real conceptualization of how markets work. Or coding.

  • i'm the new stories
    i'm the new stories 27 days ago +1

    *MORE FURRIES*

  • Gabrielle Fabozzi
    Gabrielle Fabozzi 27 days ago +6

    The worst thing about Artemis' birthmark is she could easily cover it with makeup. For something so integral to the love subplot, it's such an obvious plot hole and makes her character seem like an idiot who's complaining over nothing. If she's insecure wouldn't it be so much more realistic if actually tried to change herself?

    • Grace Harrington
      Grace Harrington 22 days ago +1

      StarWarsomania exactly! great sci-fi/fantasy/anything not grounded in reality draws you in with an interesting world and premise, but it's great characters and story are what make you stay

    • StarWarsomania
      StarWarsomania 22 days ago +1

      Grace Harrington ^This.
      I couldn't understand WHY my coworker seemed to love it so much. When I pushed him on it, he would just talk about how great all the references were. "But there were TIE-fighters!!1!" seems like an incredibly bad argument to me. He literally never brought up the characters, plot, or theme as reasons why he liked the story.
      On the flip side, "because there is magic" doesn't even break my top ten reasons why I love Harry Potter. I could talk to you _all day_ about why I love those books and never once bring up the use of magic.

    • Grace Harrington
      Grace Harrington 25 days ago +3

      Gabi Fabozzi exactly! It was so pre-occupied with "rEMEMBER THIS! REMEMBER THE 80S!" that it failed to accurately flesh out its world and characters. It's to the point where random people on the internet such as you and I seemed to have put more thought into the OASIS than the author himself. If you really think about it for more than five seconds it all just falls apart

    • Gabrielle Fabozzi
      Gabrielle Fabozzi 25 days ago +3

      Grace Harrington That's actually a really smart way of explaining away this plot hole (makeup not being mass-produced) unfortunately the actual writer of both the book and the movie failed to acknowledge it at all. It could have even been an interesting to explore what products only applicable to the real world had become now that the Oasis had taken over most of modern life. I feel as if this plot hole highlights my main problem with this film which is its overall rushed presentation and failure to really think through many of its ideas and plot lines.

    • Grace Harrington
      Grace Harrington 25 days ago +1

      Gabi Fabozzi while I agree with you that the whole plot point about Artemis' birthmark was phenomenally stupid, considering that most people in the Ready Player One universe seem to be living in poverty, she probably couldn't afford makeup. I doubt makeup is even mass-produced anymore

  • JAY EM
    JAY EM 27 days ago +5

    Ready Player One sounds wild. Like, the big villain twist is that he ... isn't a nerd? The scandal. Usually it's that they're unmasked and revealed as someone trustworthy or have a secret child or were blackmailed but here, he just doesn't like 80s flicks enough?

    • Kyle Perkins
      Kyle Perkins 12 days ago +1

      The company already had a bad rap. Wade didn't like him because of his company's reputation.

    • 1Seanmb
      1Seanmb 12 days ago

      Yeah, but they could have just had the moment where he tries to kill Wade be the moment he's revealed to be a psycho instead of making the fact that he, like 90%+ of the entire world doesn't get the stupid 80s references Wade is making be the antagonizing moment. Imagine how much better of a moment it would be for Wade to just go and talk to this guy, have a normal job offer like situation, decline the offer, and then return to the real world, only for his trailer tower to be blasted. The realization for the reader that this person and by association the company he works for is both powerful and dangerous is so much stronger than just telegraphing his immediate evilness through a lack of Monty Python knowledge.

    • Kyle Perkins
      Kyle Perkins 22 days ago +1

      He also tries to kill off the entire cast, and in the book manages to kill one of them. But, you know, not being a nerd was pretty bad too.

  • Dane Gill
    Dane Gill 28 days ago

    This chicks movie reviews are a joke.

  • austin wool
    austin wool 28 days ago

    There are 911 dislikes. Jenny. Where were you during the month of September 2001?

  • good game
    good game 29 days ago

    4 words: Kinda hot, kinda not.

  • Rodolfo Ferreira
    Rodolfo Ferreira 29 days ago

    i feel sorry for jenny. poor girl!

  • shazam
    shazam 29 days ago +1

    Ernest Cline looks and acts like a messed up freakwad

  • Norrin Radd
    Norrin Radd Month ago +1

    Ok, I really thought that Jenny had a black eye that she tried to cover up with make up, but it was just a birthmark, like the character in the movie.

  • The Lost SweetRoll
    The Lost SweetRoll Month ago

    Nice Full metal alchemist Winry outfit!

  • big mike
    big mike Month ago +1

    You look hot .😉

  • Grand Inquisitor Witch Finder General R.Reinhart

    Hello, u Should Know Me :-)

  • yw1971
    yw1971 Month ago

    15:05 - Every minute part of the 80's. That was the real goal of the book. The movie, however, missed that completely & we can't tell if it's Spielberg's idea or Klein's.
    BTW did somebody gave you a shining?...

  • CatOnKeyboard Animations

    I feel like you would have to buy materials to make an item

  • Tamas Kalman
    Tamas Kalman Month ago

    it's a fun outfit

  • Daniel Kelling
    Daniel Kelling Month ago

    Amazing video. Insta-subbed :3

  • raveglory300
    raveglory300 Month ago +3

    A Gary Stu book.

    • Kyle Perkins
      Kyle Perkins 22 days ago

      But it's not though. Wade as a character was very flawed, and he only found the first key legitimately. He would have never found the second key if it weren't for Aech, and he was only able to win because of dumb luck having spent time trying to win a game that had nothing to do with the Egg Hunt.

  • UmUrso Amarelado
    UmUrso Amarelado Month ago

    what's up with her right eye?

  • s m i l e!
    s m i l e! Month ago

    Oasis bucks? Aren't they called credits in the book.

  • Thiery Hoareau
    Thiery Hoareau Month ago

    Reubenesque is not an insult, it's a description. Just because someone is fat doesn't mean they are ugly.

  • Jimmy Jerenfelt
    Jimmy Jerenfelt Month ago +1

    I agree with the furry thing. There was one though, a heavilly sexualised busty catwoman who even had a speaking line at the nightclub. I laughed at that caracter and thought there would realisticly be more of those around.

  • agochoa
    agochoa Month ago +1

    Honestly, I could still enjoy her videos on mute.

  • chippy ь
    chippy ь Month ago

    I'm actually really bummed out that I missed my chance to buy that shirt because i just saw this today :'(

  • S.M. Media Productions

    "I've been on the internet long enough to know that in the interest of realism, at least thirty percent of these avatars will be furries. And some of them would be in diapers." LOL Jenny is hilarious. And that was an astute comment about driving down the value of the currency.

  • MrBonethrower
    MrBonethrower Month ago +1

    Sick Yoshi's island song at the end my fellow nerd. Nerd culture amirite xd

  • ASMR Ross
    ASMR Ross Month ago

    Spielburgh films have ALWAYS been shit

  • Myerscodex
    Myerscodex Month ago

    Overworld theme from Yoshi's Island... top choice.

  • David Olson
    David Olson Month ago

    I've only watched a couple of your reviews and I have to tell you that you are pretty funny.
    And: Holy patrons, Batgirl!

  • The Nerdiacs Podcast
    The Nerdiacs Podcast Month ago +1

    I was actually kindof confused by the "reveal" that Artemis was kindof hot? I never read the book so I was thinking Artemis was going to be a man, and they'd figure out they still liked each other but then I remembered it was a Stephen Spielberg film and set my expectations to about 10% of what they were when I first heard about the film and everything was fine.

  • John MacNeille
    John MacNeille Month ago

    I think you totally missed a key point of the movie. Everyone knows that Halliday is obsessed with 80's pop culture and so they've been studying everything Halliday loved about the 80's to try to uncover the easter eggs. That is why they know everything about Wargames.

  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen Month ago

    "It's like watching a speedrun of a book."
    Hahahahah, I like you.

  • Yagiz Tunceli
    Yagiz Tunceli Month ago

    i think your ideas are kind of overrated. Your questions are answered in the film already. Like did you even understand it? or try to?

  • Matt Morgan
    Matt Morgan Month ago

    I think The Shining pick was Speilberg trying to appease Ready Player One book fans. Because the movie The Shining is so different from the book with it having to be cut down then changed to get the cut version to make sense. You can like them both. Even though they are so dissimilar, they are both great in different ways.

  • Six Addams
    Six Addams Month ago

    Whats a think piece?

  • J Potter
    J Potter Month ago

    Halladay and Solo both dating a "Kira". This trendy name already dated on arrival.

  • Dan Pahomi
    Dan Pahomi Month ago +2

    Holliday being obssesed about a woman reminds of the 'but I am nice' guys.

  • Frank West
    Frank West Month ago

    The main difference between the movie and the book is Halliday’s motivation. In the movie it’s about him wanting to teach people a lesson about the social skills he never had and the missed opportunities in life. In the book it was more of a nerd showing of his hobbies and wanting to get people to like what he liked. This main difference is why I would say that the book understands nerd culture better then the movie.

  • Xantheus07
    Xantheus07 Month ago

    Isnt Hello Kitty a furry?

  • murls c
    murls c Month ago

    "She's just fit." 2:51 LOLLLL subscribed!

  • Micah Mortenson
    Micah Mortenson Month ago

    Yoshi's Island music!

  • Jose D
    Jose D Month ago

    very pretty!

  • Bruno Santos
    Bruno Santos Month ago

    "In the interest of realism... at least 30% of these avatars would be furries" I lost it! :D

  • Sean Clough
    Sean Clough Month ago

    Jenny, may I farm the resources you need for Crash Bandicoot T-Shirts so I can both safely and more efficiently farm resources needed to make those things because ... goal attained?

  • Kd Ritchie
    Kd Ritchie Month ago

    YOSHI

  • MarmiteLover.
    MarmiteLover. Month ago

    Peng

  • Yulian of Rivia
    Yulian of Rivia Month ago +1

    I love you. You say exactly what I thought about this move. When I review a move I separte the movie as an art (direction, performance, special effect, etc) and the content or the message or the meaning of the movie. Ready Player One is a very good movie as an art, but the content and the plot was really flaw. For me, this move was a big whatever.

  • ChaosRayZero
    ChaosRayZero Month ago +1

    I saw the movie, but I didn't read the book. I don't remember that part about trailer avalanches you talked about at 13:20. Was it briefly mentioned in the film at some point and just went by so quickly that I missed it?

  • Mr Blooper
    Mr Blooper Month ago +1

    Don't dwell too much into the economic side of it. Because a similar thing exists. It's called EVE online. The company hires real accountants to regulate the economy of the game. And some ships are thousands of dollars worth in real money

  • blitzblotz
    blitzblotz Month ago

    Fart :)

  • Michelle L
    Michelle L Month ago

    Why are people talking about 100 years ago in the movie? That always did bug me more so when it takes place on some other world yet they all some how know sayings from earth. Like they should do world building with there own sayings and ideas history of the world mixed with are`s,

  • Burger Pus
    Burger Pus Month ago

    I just found this channel (thank god i did) but I haven't found anyone else saying how her face kinda looks like amazingphils?

  • Miguel Sandoval
    Miguel Sandoval Month ago +3

    Honestly...you kinda make this outfit work. You don’t look totally ridiculous

  • dac314
    dac314 Month ago

    So, did you do a Prince Zuko cosplay before shooting this, or had someone hit you? Because you are better than them, and you do not need them in your life.

    • dac314
      dac314 Month ago

      Oh ohhhh, oh. I see what you did there

  • SuperDarkmessiah
    SuperDarkmessiah Month ago

    As a rule I don't watch movies based on books if I've already read the book and this video has made me double down on that rule. I enjoyed the Ready Player One book and you've made the movie sound like hot garbage.

  • Laura Robles
    Laura Robles Month ago

    The woman at my local bookstore asked me to read Ready Player One and go to his book signing which was 2 weeks after the book was released. I was annoyed by the port-wine stain rubenesque description as well. I rolled my eyes hard. OMG how will he ever overcome that? But that was sure nice of her to still like her.
    Your comments about that really cracked me up.
    I did ask Ernest Cline if he has always envisioned Ready Player One being a movie what was he thinking adding the entire movie of War Games into his story? I can't even remember what he said anymore. I think he said he assumed they would take it out and change it to something else.
    He also said he wanted to write a prequell of Halliday, Og and Kira all in high School playing D&D in the 80s.