Movie Review by Rev. Bruce Batchlor-Glader
Picture, if you will, a lonely guy in his parents’ basement, spending hours immersed in a role-playing video game in which his closest friends are people he knows only through their avatars; he can’t even trust that their gender identity matches that of their online character.
Now imagine a future in which the world is so messed up that millions of people are locked into a virtual reality that takes them out of their everyday despair, giving them adventure as well as opportunities to profit from their game playing skills.
Now – think about what a great time you could have if this alternative reality was totally based on 1980s pop culture trivia!