Is it possible that an overhyped movie really sucks? Not only is it possible, but it’s happened hundreds of times in the past. The latest rendition of this occurrence revolves around Ready Player One. The Steven Spielberg directed take on an amazing book is pissing off a lot of die-hard fans. There’s nothing you can do about it except one thing.
WHY DID READY PLAYER ONE SUCK SO MUCH?
The key word here is originality. Was the book original? Sure it was. That’s why the novel took off in the first place. It was a creative idea centered around a popular hobby with a unique twist. That’s the recipe for success right there. Many call Ready Player One a work of art so why did Hollywood have to interfere with something already so great? Well, that’s just what they do. Hollywood lacks originality these days. They simply care about pumping out blockbusters with as little effort as possible. Furthermore, they love to overdo certain trends until they’re beaten to death. Speaking of that, let’s talk about 80’s references.
READY PLAYER ONE HAS TOO MANY 80’S REFERENCES
We get it. The 1980’s were cool. They were a time of cultural expression, goofy brands, and iconic movies, music, and art. However, it’s time for this stuff to stop. Netflix’s Stranger Things already had their way with the 80’s references. Everyone was tired of it by season two. In fact, it seems like the show used it as a crutch to compensate for a weaker storyline. That’s sort of the case with Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg masterfully captured the essence of 1980’s nostalgia in this film but other than that, he didn’t do much else. So now, there’s only one thing we should do.
MAKE YOUR OWN READY PLAYER ONE
Did the result of Ready Player One piss you off? You’re not alone. Hence, it’s time to get off your butt and take matters into your own hands. This is not the 1980’s. We have advanced technology. Now, anyone can buy a video camera, get funding on some site like YouToken and launch their dream career. Will it take a lot of work? Absolutely. Will you fail? Most likely but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying. Originality is dying and it’s up to you to bring it back. Utilize these new technologies and help prevent a cultural drought before it’s too late.