Ready Player One ★★

This movie posits a world engulfed in  environmental catastrophe, mass immiseration, and corporate impunity, then grants its hero the ability to fundamentally transform that status quo by leading people to abandon the false comfort of a digital opiate and turn their attention to the forces that seek to deny their humanity. But rather than follow through on that promise, we get a by the numbers hero’s journey that ends with the protagonist—empowered with unimaginable wealth and influence—asking people to, I dunno, get off the internet once in awhile. 

Fuck that.

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