By Tom Lorenzo
It’s wild how after consistently making great, classic and game-changing movies for decades, Steven Spielberg is constantly being second-guessed and undervalued. He makes movies with such ease and such consistency that it’s almost like he’s being graded on a curve.
He made “The Post” in a month during post-production on “Ready Player One,” so people were not giving it the credit that it deserved as an immense piece of socially-minded filmmaking because we all know that he didn’t stress out making it.
The same level of second guessing was amplified double time with “Ready Player One.” People wanted to ignore the immense talents of Spielberg because the book is pretty much trash and because gaming culture has become so toxic that people don’t even want to see a semi-positive portrayal of that world. But because Spielberg is a master who has a special talent to take bad books and elevate them to something memorable, he made one of his best of the 21st century.
While it may not hit those highs of “Munich” or “The Adventures of Tintin,” it’s one of the most obvious examples of Steve having a blast behind the camera. But he also imbues his heart and his intellect into the proceedings, making something that is pretty subversive and more weighty than its candy-coated sheen would indicate.
Let’s take a little dive into what makes this movie so much better than its current reputation is suggesting by self-righteous film nerds who can’t look past the video game cover and dive into the subtext he is laying out for them. This is a movie prime for a critical reappraisal down the line.
10. A Good Guy
This one isn’t a big example to help the cause, but it is maybe the most gut-busting moment in the → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema