Ready Player One ★★½

Dazzling visuals along with well staged action set pieces aren’t enough to save the tone deaf and uninteresting READY PLAYER ONE. It presents fascinating ideas and concepts on fanboy culture & escapism but doesn’t have anything new or enlightening to say about them. And don’t even get me started on how this film treats women through its protagonist’s gaze. Spielberg has shown in recent weeks that he’s certainly more out of touch with the future than we initially thought and not even all of the CGI and pop culture references can mask that.