Breaking news: Geek Twitter is being melodramatic.
"Ready Player One," directed by Steven Spielberg from the Ernest Cline novel, is opening in theaters March 29. A lot of people already don't like it, for varying reasons -- some based on the book, some not. It seems cool to not like it, or at least to not like the new posters. That became clear to anyone checking out Twitter on Tuesday after the new posters starting making the rounds.
You can check out all of the posters at /FILM; they "pay homage" to nostalgia movies like "Back to the Future," "The Iron Giant," "Rambo," "The Breakfast Club," "The Lost Boys," "Beetlejuice," "Blade Runner," "The Goonies," "Risky Business," and more. "Ready Player One" digital characters are inserted in the posters, as you can see from the examples in tweets below.
Some fans -- and /FILM, among other outlets -- liked the posters, but the movie title got itself trending on Tuesday because of all the non-fans roasting the [bleep] out of it:
This pretty much sums up this whole Ready Player One poster situation pic.twitter.com/bzZBNRrSnS— PTSD Bibble (@PTSDGuts) March 6, 2018
In this era of extensive political, cultural, and social tensions, it's really heartwarming to see that the entire spectrum of geek and nerd fandoms have come together in pure, undiluted hatred of "Ready Player One".— Charlotte Clymer]]>🏳🌈🇮🇹🇸🇿🇺🦇🌈🏳🌈👑👑