Ready Player One

A modern retro tale of computer games from the 80’s and 90’s. There’s a bit of reminiscing via logos of Pizza Hut and Deloreans too. Those things are all very fun. It’s very thin on story and I hated the avatar people being given 90% of the screen time. I would have liked to see what was going on outsde the Matrix (oops) I mean The Oasis. Overlong and self assuming at 2hr20min. Spielberg directs but it lacks his magic of Jaws, ET, etc.  6/10.

Published by Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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  1. Good review. I agree it doesn’t have the same “magic” as Spielberg’s older films, but it still a great film in movie escapism, especially for my generation of moviegoers.

    1. Yeah I can see that. It’s a video game movie. I disn’t love it but I liked it. It could be a generational thing but ironically, those are all thr ganes and snd ucons I witnessed firsthand as a 10-20 year old in the 80’s. There is a lot of fun there.

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