‘Member when Movie adaptations didn’t seem horrible?
Ready Player One definitely takes the cake. This is one of the most half-assed efforts to exploit nostalgia thus far. Was that really the Iron Giant?
Moreover, the film’s theatrical Posters feature the exact same artwork as those of landmark pieces of cinema. The characters from Ready Player One have been awkwardly placed throughout posters from The Matrix, among other familiar films. These Ready Player One posters attempt to spoof the original Lost Boys, and Back to the Future posters, but, instead, just look like bloopers from a Guardians of the Galaxy photo shoot. That definitely isn’t to say Guardians is any more creative than the film adaptation of Ready Player One, however.
Although the film’s marketing campaign may be a somewhat low-blow towards potential fans of the movie, one fact remains: we are, in fact, talking about it. There is truly no such thing as bad publicity. As always, comments from the internet were inevitable. Twitter users really roasted the posters, tweeting things like, “the ready player one posters are perfect because just like the book/movie they are impoverished versions of shit you actually liked.”
What Happened Spielberg? Wasn’t Indiana Jones enough to satisfy your nostalgic lust? Thank you in advance, Hollywood, for what appears (so far) to be yet another terrible book adaptation. Will this one be split into two separate and redundant parts, as well?
Don’t just hop on the bandwagon, here; think and form an opinion for yourself! What do you expect from the newest book-to-film adaptation, Ready Player One?
Leave a comment or go watch the remake of Jumanji a hundred more times.