movies inspired by books

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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Last Knights - (2015 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2493486/

Inspired by the story of the forty-seven rōnin. If you don't know it, then don't look that up. I can't give a description without spoiling it. Consider yourself lucky to have a fresh mind.

This is a patient yet tense movie. I have next to no notes, because there's really nothing to write or even think about. Recommended, though not "highly recommended", as there are a lot of movies which execute this general manly-man theme extremely well. Though it's not among its number, anyone who likes the samurai genre should give this a watch.



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Atomic blonde - (2017 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/
http://www.atomicblonde.com/

As a commentary on Edward Snowden or WikiLeaks or some such, a list, that somehow exists, is out in the clear and being hunted by various spies.

It would have made a huge difference had this not been portrayed as a flashback/debriefing. Because of this complete failure in storytelling, there was no sense of risk at all; an important part of a spy movie like this.



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Netforce - (1999 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158423/

Netforce, a United States federal agency, tracks major hacking activities on the internet that point toward major criminal activities.

Definitely a TV-movie. Mediocre, and only moderately interesting. Definitely missing key elements from the also-boring book.



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I, Robot - (2004 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343818/
www.irobotdvd.com (not archived)

An anti-robot cop investigates the death of the father of contemporary artificial intelligence-enabled robots.

A great movie through and through. Highly recommended and a welcome addition to my science fiction movie catalog.



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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - (2011 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340800/
http://www.tinker-tailor-soldier-spy.com

Something something Hungary something mole.

An incredibly slow and boring movie.



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Edge of Tomorrow - (2014 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1631867/
http://www.edgeoftomorrowmovie.com/

See also:



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A Time to Kill - (1996 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/

Something about a crime and lawyers and a court and stuff, but with racism.

Not my thing.



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Kill the Messenger - (2014 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216491/
http://www.focusfeatures.com/kill_the_messenger

An investigative reporter, most recently working on criminal drug stories, gets a lead that takes him down a rabbit hole few knew existed.

A fair movie at best, which I can only recommend for people of the mindset with interest in the United States' government's involvement in Bad Things.



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