Everything Wrong with the Ready Player One Movie

Following my Ready Player One book review, I watched Steven Spielberg’s latest endeavor on release night. I wasn’t impressed. Halfway through, I was more engrossed with my nachos and already wondering when I could leave.

I had never felt so disappointed in a movie before.

Despite this, the movie currently has an 80% audience approval rating and a 76% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes. Though I can admit to enjoying several scenes, there are some glaring storytelling issues that have been more than irritating for me — so much so that I’ve been dwelling on it for the past few days.

Let’s sum up these storytelling problems into three major points, shall we?

WARNING: This will be spoiler-heavy so click away if you want to avoid that.

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