I watched Ready Player One (2018), a fantasy set in a virtual reality world. The movie has beautiful graphics, but it is constant killing and coming back to life. The only way I knew I was looking at avatars, not real people, was the eyes. The enemy company resembles Scientology but show me one world leader today who is not a megalomaniac.
My little Alexander wants to spend all our time collaborating on his new screenplay, which we act out with all his wonderful rifles and nerf bullets. He shot me in the face yesterday, but I have hit my target more often. I am a better shot. Alexander is Sho in the movie, and that tells you something.
The new screenplay is about zombies dying and coming back to life, and his mind is filled with images of volcanoes, magma, and deep water chambers. Sometimes, I am able to come up with a word that he needs for what is in his head, and I amaze both of us. Watching the movie helped me understand the importance of objective and obstacle in a screenplay.