Even if this was just a breakneck nostalgia fest, a game of 'spot your favorite intellectual property,' it would still feature action sequences shot and cut by one of the greatest practitioners of the form. Thankfully, we also got a quietly melancholy performance from Mark Rylance, underscoring the sad truth that so much of the fascination with all this media is a form of regression. "Why can't we go backwards?"
No futuristic dystopia that includes the phrase "corn syrup drought" is blind to its own irony, and somewhere between Spielberg's wondrous regard for a brave new world and the cheeky tint of satire, this ends up as a preposterously goofy movie that has more going on in it than most goofy movies do. In the end, online fandom doesn't deserve this much credit, but cheers to the heart—you have unlocked Mark Rylance.
A strange movie made by the famous Spielberg. About a future where a corporate virtual world sucks up everyone's attention with dated pop culture references created by a 'great man' who was unable to fulfill his own life's desires in real life, Spielberg's film deals with a world & a people who are unable to cope & deal with its past, present, & future indirectly due to the actions of one man, its 'creator' [cont.]
References to references, big celebration of everything we adore and dream of. More like watching Spielberg's wet fantasy, but holy god, masturbation never feels this great before. With big-crowded audience helped my whole experience, what a great feeling to hear them orgasm in happiness.
"Ready Player One" este cel mai coșcogeamite divertisment în filmele lui Steven Spielberg. Potopul culturii populare, extravaganta irizată a CG-ului, Mark Rylance așa tocilarul straniu cu păr cărund și puncte bonus; cea mai mișto citat japonez în istoria filmului! Gundam! // 「レディ・プレイヤー1」はスピルバーグ作品で最も巨大なお楽しみ映画だった。ポップカルチャーの大洪水、極彩色に染まるCGの饗宴、マーク・ライランス演じる白髪の奇妙なオタク野郎。それにボーナス・ポイント：映画史上最もカッコいい日本語！ガンダム！
Flawed dumb fun. It consciously avoids any timely and potentially darker Black Mirror-like exploration of corporate tech surveillance and what the virtual future means for humanity, eschewing such pretensions for more gags 'n' snogs 'n' pew-pew noises. That ballsy extended Kubrick tribute will do strange things to your cinephile brain.
Spielberg's IPs-travaganza is possibly the closest he'll ever do to an autobiographical film. A reflection of his influence and status in pop culture, as well as the role of his friends: Zemecki's upbeat creations, Kubrick's singularity and sanctity, and Lucas/Halliday's melancholy for their creation—the most massive artistic piece ever made. · Also includes the best dance scene since De Palma's Mission to Mars.
In another’s filmmaker hands, Ready Player One could’ve been a masterpiece, a cunning satire about detachment and the future of virtual reality. Under Spielberg’s direction, we embark in a fun, meticulously crafted, old-school love letter to pop culture and it’s nostalgic power.