The message at the end


Shutting down the Oasis twice a week while showing the dude making out with that chick was basically telling everyone to go outside and try and get laid more you nerds. Great message.

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I agree, although I would have taken it further by shutting it doen entirely...

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yes, basically the central theme that drives this movie is about missing out on getting laid in favour of indulging in nerdy things that (in the scheme of things) don't really matter (or at least don't let them take over your life completely like they did with Halliday). and also always be wary of your friends who may not be as unsure/unconfident as you and might have designs on the girl you like/dated and who will steal the girl you want from you

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Well, reality is the only thing that is real.

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Unless it turns out that we're living in the Matrix.

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Huh that struck me as a little odd too. Not so much in the "get laid, nerds" way, but just to be that...decisive. Making-choices-for-other-people kind of thing...a little...draconian? His reality might be great, sure, but others might depend on the oasis for their reality, for socialization...maybe they're bed-ridden, socially awkward, hideous or something, who knows, but to deny the entire planet the service for two days a week is a pretty brassy move.
Sure, he kept it free of advertisements, but I wonder how many people would have voted to keep it open 24/7 WITH advertisements. Just seems to diminish the win some...especially for those who helped the guy. How'd you like to zero out your account to help someone who, one of the first things he does after he wins, decides that he'll decide when you get to play. I'd be pissed lol

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Its a "got mine, so you must all do things like i do" message. In the end he turned out to be no better than the IOI guys. In fact id say - worse. At least they didnt pretend they were mortally righteous while ordering people's lives around.

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It's currently illegal to: have consensual incestuous sex, drive a car without a seatbelt, buy alcohol after 2-3 am, do drugs, have multiple wives or husbands,walk around nude despite being born that way, get tattoos under a certain age, have consensual sex with a prostitute, attempt suicide,etc.... society has always made regulations to protect people from themselves. I personally don't think there should be ANY laws that prevent someone from doing something that doesn't affect anyone else, but the world is and always has been this way.

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you are right, society has always done this in one for or another. some of it is good, some of it is not. that does not mean that authoritarian moral grandstanding is a good message to send.

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