Ready Player One ★★★★

Steven Spielberg, bless his heart, is 71 years old. He’s been making movies my whole life. And every single time he has a new film, it surprises me in ways I never would have expected. When his movies end and the screen flashes, “Directed by Steven Spielberg,” I get serious goosebumps. The hair sometimes stands up on the back of my neck. No other director alive has that effect on me.

Folks can argue til the ends of time that this film is garbage, but I don’t agree with them and I never will. It’s a keen, adrenaline-soaked observation on geek culture, assembled by one of the great masters of geek culture. Does it have its flaws? Of course. Do I wish some things were handled differently here? Yes, probably. Am I excited to experience it again? Without a doubt. 

Meet you at the theater, I’ll get the popcorn.

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