Monday, March 12, 2018

SXSW 2018: Ready Player One Debuts to Decent Reviews

Ready Player One is one going to go down as one of Spielberg's greatest, but after its surprise (but not that surprising) debut at SXSW last night, it is clear that it is going to be a pure blockbuster candy, entertaining, visually stunning, and just a lot of fun. Critics have been mostly positive so far, the biggest complaints that it lacks emotional heft. But I don't think this film was made with the intention of emotional heft. I think it was made as an ode to the fanboys who helped build his career, and if that is the case, it looks like Spielberg is one again a success. The film hits theaters March 29th.

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