Life's a Dream
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That movie looks awesome.
Surprising, being that this is a movie (book) about the 80's, and EverQuest didn't come out until March 16th, 1999. (I swore it was March 14th... guess not).Book was a pretty good page-turner, I thought. Obviously wasn't going for a noble prize in literature (or pretending to). It always was the written equivalent of popcorn blockbuster movies with easy underdog-good-guy vs. evil bad guys + heaps of nostalgia-bait for the older generation of nerds (pretty much the recipe for present-day Star Wars movies actually).
Book was basically designed to hook 30ish white male RPG/Computer-Game/Sci-Fi&Fantasy-guys the same way sparkly-vampire books were made to hook teenage girls, and it did just that.
Hell, it even had one or two Everquest references (thought I doubt those make it into the movie).
They reference it when talking about the building of the MMO etc. It isn't part of the plot in a measurable way.
the nostalgia in the book wasn't the thing that really ruined it for me, albeit cheesy.
It was the most insufferable main character in a book i've ever read that ruined it. This fat little fedora wearing beta child who has thicker plot armor than the entire universe has mass; is the best at absolutely everything. Yeah okay there Ernest Cline.
I'll check the movie out though, it looks like it'll be a fun watch and it's smart of them to incorporate modern characters like Tracer and Chunli