Updated: Oct 1, 2020

With READY PLAYER ONE, Spielberg does his best to imitate James Cameron’s filmmaking style and adapts the ultimate nerd-culture bible to the big-screen.

In the process, he removes any semblance of empathy - creating an empty caloric popcorn experience stuffed to the brim with jaw-dropping VFX, quick one-liners and an extremely clever use of 80’s nostalgia.

  • Will fans (me included) of the book be upset with this adaptation? Nope.

  • Will this push VR a step closer to mass-adoption? Nope.

  • Will audiences remember anything they’ve seen upon leaving the theatre? Nope (except for one sequence that I dare not spoil).

  • Will you be entertained? YES.


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