Ready Player One Reviews

Ready Player One premiered at the 2018 South by Southwest Festival to heavy anticipation. Would it be as tacky as the marketing made it appear or would director Steven Spielberg live up to his legendary reputation?

It turns out that fans of the ’80s nostalgia vehicle had nothing to worry about. Movie critics and geek bloggers are over the moon in their praise of Spielberg’s adaptation of the 2011 Ernest Cline novel, calling it a joyous visual spectacle. After the film premiered — with a few technical hiccups — in Austin, Ready Player One received a standing ovation.

Here is what early critics thought of Ready Player One.

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Spielberg Leonard Bernstein

With Ready Player One slated for release this month, what’s next for director Steven Spielberg? We know he’s planning to direct Indiana Jones 5 for a 2020 release, and he’s already in the casting process for his remake of West Side Story. But a new report indicates that an entirely new project might jump in front of Spielberg’s first musical – a biopic about iconic composer Leonard Bernstein. Read more about the possible Spielberg Leonard Bernstein biopic below.
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Ready Player One TV SPot

Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg‘s big nostalgia trip adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s pop culture novel, has unleashed a new TV spot. Some people have accused Ready Player One of being little more than a collection of pop culture references, and this spot does very little to dissuade that opinion. Watch the reference-heavy Ready Player One TV spot below.

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ready player one box office

Despite an over-abundance of marketing, Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One is tracking for a disappointing $35 million-plus debut weekend. Warner Bros. had been hoping for something in the $50 million range, but that’s growing increasingly unlikely. Perhaps if they added even more pop culture references that might help? More on the Ready Player One box office below.

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Ready Player One TV Spot

This weekend, Steven Spielberg has a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars in the form of The Post. It’s not likely the film will come away with the top prize, but Spielberg will have plenty to distract himself with since a new film from the director arrives in theaters later this month.

Ready Player One puts Steven Spielberg back behind the camera for a big budget sci-fi adventure adapted from Ernest Cline’s nostalgic pop culture extravaganza of the same name. The movie will be chock full of references from plenty of beloved movies, including some that Spielberg produced himself. A new Ready Player One TV spot shows off another reference that makes perfect sense since the film hails from Warner Bros. Pictures. Read More »

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Real VR has nothing on the Oasis on Ready Player One. But alas, the completely immersive technology in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming science-fiction movie is decades away from existence.

But you can get a little taste of what it would be like to enter the virtual world of the Oasis with a new Ready Player One contest: the Join the Leaderboard sweepstakes.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hasn’t hit theaters yet, but plans for Jurassic World 3 are already stomping forward. The sixth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise will hit theaters in June 2021, with Emily Carmichael tapped to write the script alongside Colin Trevorrow.

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The final Ready Player One trailer here, and it’s overflowing with action and references galore. Steven Spielberg directs this spectacle-laden adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s pop culture extravaganza. It seems like a perfect pairing, but the question remains: will Ready Player One be any good?

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Every new piece of marketing from Ready Player One has felt like a game of “spot the Easter egg.” The newest poster for Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s sci-fi book is an Easter egg unto itself.

The latest Ready Player One one-sheet pays perfect homage to some of the most iconic 1980s movie posters from the legendary illustrator Drew Struzan. But if you were looking forward to another Easter egg hunt, don’t worry. This Ready Player One poster is chock full of them.

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Making of Jurassic Park Documentary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, one of the most iconic blockbusters of the modern era. Having delivered state-of-the-art special effects with a team of technical wizards, everyone wanted to know how director Steven Spielberg was able to bring these extinct, larger than life creatures to back from the dead to make us believe in movie magic. Thankfully, a 49-minute documentary from 1995, narrated by James Earl Jones, goes behind the scenes to show us how it was accomplished. Read More »