The marketing for Ready Player One is not exactly lighting up the airwaves. If there’s even an actual movie, with, like, an actual plot, to market.
The marketing for the movie makes it appear a bit like a string of references without a plot, and people aren’t looking forward to that. It seems a bit like having a friend who’s learned all the pop culture references in an attempt to appear savvy, but looped back to being uncool again.
Exhausted of manufactured nostalgia, some movie fans are also upset with how much video games, comics, and other “nerd culture” properties have taken over virtually every big budget movie. Ironic really, since Ready Player One is nakedly about the fight against big corporations monetizing pop culture beloved by fans…. Meh.
Full story of woe at The Insider.