Will Ready Player One kill nostalgia?

by MATT STOKES | APRIL 9, 2018

In a bonus segment of the podcast, we reviewed Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. In our review, we discussed the movie and how it’s different from Ernest Cline’s book; the movie’s ideas; how Halladay is more like Mark Zuckerberg than Steve Jobs; whether we want to see characters from our favorite movies mush up against each other; and whether this movie represents the tipping point of the nostalgia industry’s popularity.

Ready Player One

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast:
Wade Watts/Parzival: Tye Sheridan
Art3mis: Olivia Cooke
Nolan Sorrento: Ben Mendelsohn
Aech: Lena Waithe
Halladay: Mark Rylance
Morrow: Simon Pegg

Released: March 31, 2018

74%

7.9/10

Verdict?

Laci says…

Matt says…

What other movies have we been reconsidering? 

Ron Howard’s Parenthood tries to show what parenting is really like, fails

Parenthood (1989) | Directed by Ron Howard | Starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest

Godfather 3 is a fascinating movie that should never have been made

The Godfather, part III (1990) | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire

Nobody actually thinks Godfather 2 is better than Godfather 1

The Godfather, part II (1974) | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall

The Godfather’s one nice fella

The Godfather (1972) | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Little Nicky is the best  Adam Sandler movie (which is not saying much).

Little Nicky (2000) | Directed by Steven Brill | Starring Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel, Patricia Arquette

Is anyone else driven insane by the gibberish fake language in Slums Of Beverly Hills? (otherwise: good movie)

Slums Of Beverly HIlls (1998) | Directed by Tamara Jenkins | Starring Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei

OMG I heart Thanos!

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) | Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo | Starring a lot of people

Nacho Libre makes Napoleon Dynamite look like a masterpiece

Nacho Libre (2006) | Directed by Jared Hess | Starring Jack Black, Héctor Jiménez, Ana de la Reguera

A League Of Their Own hits all the right sports movie cliches

A League Of Their Own (1992) | Directed by Penny Marshall | Starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty

City Lights is a silent movie gateway drug

City Lights (1931) | Directed by Charlie Chaplin | Starring Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers