If you look at the box office landscape of the past couple of weeks, there are two Steven Spielberg-inspired films on the market at this moment. One is the naturally Spielbergian Ready Player One, a film based on material that was not only inspired by the director’s filmography, but also directed by the man himself. The other is a more surprising pick, as John Krasinski’s co-written/directed A Quiet Place drew a lot of cues from the legendary director’s work. And believe it or not, the latter film is the better of the two Spielberg-like movies. Right now, you’re probably shaking your head, questioning everything I’ve just said to you. But fear not, as the case can be made, and it is about to be laid out in detail. We’ll issue one last spoiler warning for both Ready Player One and A Quiet Place, as both will be discussed at length. With that in mind, let’s begin to tear into what makes a Spielberg flick tick.