It's difficult to take this movie world seriously when its only around 30 years away and everyone is in such dire straits that they are packing trailer homes one on top of the other. Literally, this dystopian reality by the great filmmaker Steven Spielberg is claiming that the U.S. is going to possibly have a favela type setup and that the only way to escape this depressing reality is through VR videogames. How to take that remotely seriously when its trailer voice-over and music want to take you on this enthralling adventure, instead of trying to make you escape from the dystopian experience of living that kind of life by playing videogames. Mixed messages to say the least.
director: Steven Spielberg
starring: Tye Sheridan, Hannah John-Kamen, T.J. Miller and Ben Mendelsohn
release dates: 29 March 2018 (Australia), 30 March 2018 (USA), 5 April 2018 (Germany)