'Ready Player One' Official Trailer


Steven Spielberg's filmography is pretty incredible; "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T." Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan" and those are all movies released before what I consider to be his peak phase between 2001 and 2005; "A.I." Minority Report," "Catch Me If You Can," "Munich," "War of the Worlds") that's when he really hit his stride as an artist and with special effects. Post-2005? I can't say I'm a fan, even though he's had a few above average statements ("Lincoln," and some of "War Horse") he's mostly delivered disappointments ("Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull,"  "The Adventures of Tintin," "Bridge of Spies," "The BFG."). 

Here comes the trailer for his next endeavor: Ernest Cline's pop culture masterpiece "Ready Player One." A book which was deemed by some to be unfilmable, but Spielberg will try and make some sense out of its dystopian future filled with virtual reality. 

A look at the trailer and the fear of overkill comes to mind. It's never a positive sign when you are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of visual effects on-screen, why? A lack of humanism does come to play, even though this is essentially a story set in virtual reality. I'm confident Spielberg will do something interesting with this, but his last few films have brought a losing streak that I hope can be vanquished with this film, or maybe even the upcoming December released "The Papers."

The official synopsis:

"When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg."

“Ready Player One” will be released March 30, 2018.