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:
































































"Ready Player One" may or may not deserve its current roasting, but that last guy has a point. Hate and cynicism are pretty exhausting. (To the tweet right before his -- don't worry, "Fifty Shades" still faces way more sarcasm and rancor than "Ready Player One.")



Here's what the movie is actually about:




"The film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But people have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday died, he left his immense fortune, and total control of the OASIS, to the first person to win three keys, unlocking the door to a digital Easter egg he hid somewhere in his seemingly infinite creation. His challenge launched a game that gripped the entire world, but after five years the scoreboard remained tauntingly empty...until now.



An unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan)—under his avatar name, Parzival—finally conquers the first contest, instantly becoming a celebrity...and a target. Ruthless corporate mogul Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) proves he will stop at nothing to beat Wade and take over the OASIS, and suddenly the virtual stakes are all-too-real. Ultimately realizing he cannot win alone, Wade joins forces with his friends—now the High Five (Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki). Together, they are hurled into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS."




"Ready Player One" opens in theaters on March 29, 2018.



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