As we prepare to exit the Summer of Spielberg, things have taken a bit of a turn. We’ve taken out our surgical tools to diagnose just what went wrong with “Ready Player One,” in which a director who is much more interested in movies than video games and who himself deeply influenced 80s culture is put in charge of a too-faithful adaptation of a book about video games and 80s culture. We spent a lot of our time imagining a much better movie that could have been made instead of this one.
"Ready Player One" (film)
Host Jason Snell with Brian Hamilton, Erika Ensign, Annette Wierstra, Moisés Chiullan and Chip Sudderth
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Ready Player One
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Our episode about the book "Ready Player One"