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? 

Spielberg gets The Color Purple wrong, but it’s still pretty good

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is just gaga for aliens… and you should be too!

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) | Directed by Steven Spielberg | Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr

Dude, Where’s My Car? is a mean movie about nice boys

Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) | Directed by Danny Leiner | Starring Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner

Synecdoche, New York? More like Jolly, Good Time!

Synecdoche, New York (2008) | Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener

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