Honestly speaking, the plot of Ready Payer One didn’t reach the level of my expectation. But it is still a great movie to me, to a person who was passionate about electronic games, a person who was thinking about game all day, a person who began playing E-games before going to primary school, the person who has played games from 80s to today, a person who immediately opened the computer or GBA after his parents went to work, a person who played one mission stubbornly in order to get the achievement, a person who restarted a game which had been played for almost 30 hours just because he wanted to reach the perfect ending. I was that person. Yes, it is “was”. That person has gone to a far place as the time passed, as those things faded away in my memory.
And this movie, with many typical game characters, many typical plots and words from other films, and a lot of electronic music, totally recalled those my memories. The whole movie is an Easter egg! The cyberpunk elements are also wonderful. The director Spielberg presented a vivid history of popular culture which is fascinating.
E-games may be not recognized as a very good thing in China. Some people may ask:” What benefit can the games give you?” I can’t answer it. Yes, playing games can cost much time which you can use to study. But if you ask me that if I feel regretful for the time I spent in the games, or if I feel jealous of those people who don’t waste any time in E-games, the answer is NO. Actually, I feel pity for those people who can’t comprehend the joys of playing E-games. Maybe without playing games, I can get in a better university than what I am in now. But I don’t regret. The games are the symbol of my childhood, and the joys I got are treasures in my life. Maybe now, as time goes on, I no longer feel passionate about E-games that much. Maybe my life will be full of other things I have to do. I still miss the boy, who was sitting in the bedroom with air-conditioner on in summer holiday and playing his Game Boy attentively. I still recognize myself as a game player. You should definitely go further, but just don’t forget following your heart.
AS A PLAYER MYSELF, I FEEL PROUD!