Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Spielberg follows up his most embarrassing Serious Drama with his most embarrassing blockbuster. Barely attempts to grapple with the social subtext that, in fairness, the book's author ignored entirely within his own text. Otherwise this gives in to the insipid parade of pop culture references, including a newly crafted Kubrick riff that is so god-awful that I cannot believe he made something as respectful of that director as A.I.. An incel epic.