Fri, 30 March 2018
Seeing and Believing 146: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim: Uprising
It's nerd heaven on this week's episode of the show! First up is Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's wildly popular nerd-service novel, Ready Player One. Spielberg himself is responsible for a lot of geek nostalgia for his own earlier films; can he deliver the goods when making a movie specifically about geek nostalgia? Then the guys turn their attention to another nerd-adjacent blockbuster: Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's hit movie about giant robots protecting Earth's coastal cities from giant monsters.
Music interlude by Alan Silvestri, "Ready Player One - Main Theme," from the Ready Player One official soundtrack.