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Rocket Surgery

As we prepare to exit the Summer of Spielberg, things have taken a bit of a turn. We’ve taken out our surgical tools to diagnose just what went wrong with “Ready Player One,” in which a director who is much more interested in movies than video games and who himself deeply influenced 80s culture is put in charge of a too-faithful adaptation of a book about video games and 80s culture. We spent a lot of our time imagining a much better movie that could have been made instead of this one.

Rocket Surgery Jason Snell with Brian Hamilton, Erika Ensign, Annette Wierstra, Mois├ęs Chiullan and Chip Sudderth

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