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? 

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