Ready Player One

Ready Player One ★★½

this movie was inescapably depressing. maybe that was the point but it didnt feel like it. It was a pretty good gotcha that its pitched as an escapist fun romp but the underlying theme was that escapism like this very movie youre watching helps to usher in a dystopian nightmare. Would have liked a bit more acknowledgment that it was intended though.

KINDA SPOILERS NOW:
- challenge 2 was kind of amusing. extra half star.
- at the risk of undercutting my point above: if youre Speilberg how do you make an Atari plot point without referencing... eh.. the most famously terrible Atari game based on one of your best films?

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