The book and Movie "Ready Player One" gives us a glimpse of a possible future. Behind the nostalgia and futurism is several societal problems that paint a bleak picture.
Recently I watched the movie Ready Player One. I enjoyed all of the movie and pop culture references found in the story, as well as the concept of a virtual world. After thinking about it for awhile, I have come to several disturbing conclusions.
In the modern movie era Marvel movies have consistently outperformed competing DC films due to the strength of Marvel's story and character development.
Since the beginning of film, movie studios have been attempting to outdo each other in both raw box office numbers and franchise popularity. This is especially seen in the blockbuster superhero genre. In recent years, the historic rivalry of Marvel and DC has translated from the comic book realm to the big screen. Despite being evenly matched in print, Marvel has dominated DC on the screen due to several important factors.
With Avengers: Infinity War slated to come out in April, it is clear that Marvel is beating predictions at the box office and all other movies too for that matter.
Avengers: Infinity War and the next Avengers film coming out in 2020 is the culmination of the past 18 movies. There is a bunch of speculation about what will happen during and after these movies, as well as the direction that Marvel Studios will take in the future. One thing is clear though, Marvel can't seem to fail.
The movie "Wonder" sheds light on various points of view on the same incident through its unique storytelling perspective.
I recently rented the movie Wonder. Besides being a funny and thoughtful movie with great screen writing, it had a larger message. On the surface "choose kind" was the motto of the film and this was shown throughout the film as some people demonstrated kindness, while others did not. However, the method how the story was told is what really caught my eye and provided an even deeper message.
Ethan Hausmann is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Community Outreach for Successtar Enterprises LLC. He is an author, professional speaker, and seminar/workshop instructor. Ethan has extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, customer service, leadership, and other small business related concerns.