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Ready Player One (2018)

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When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

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Steven Spielberg

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Zak Penn (screenplay by), Ernest Cline (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tye Sheridan ... Parzival / Wade
Olivia Cooke ... Art3mis / Samantha
Ben Mendelsohn ... Sorrento
Lena Waithe ... Aech / Helen
T.J. Miller ... I-R0k
Simon Pegg ... Curator / Ogden Morrow
Mark Rylance ... Anorak / Halliday
Philip Zhao ... Sho
Win Morisaki ... Daito
Hannah John-Kamen ... F'Nale Zandor
Ralph Ineson ... Rick
Susan Lynch ... Alice
Clare Higgins ... Mrs. Gilmore
Laurence Spellman ... Lame Tattoo Guy (Reb)
Perdita Weeks ... Kira
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Storyline

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS. Written by Warner Bros.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ready Player One See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,764,050, 1 April 2018

Gross USA:

$137,690,172

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$582,890,172
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Dolby Digital | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos | SDDS | Sonics-DDP | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Parzival's belt in the Oasis has the Thundercats (1985) logo on it. The belt itself is the same style as Han Solos. See more »

Goofs

The Sixers are likened to drones, no names, no identity, to the point that when they zero out, they can jump to another rig and carry on as if nothing happened. However, when Samantha/Art3mis uses the rigs (and the loyalty pod), her usual Avatar appears in the oasis, although no obvious facial scanning takes place. Furthermore, she's also able to access her personal inventory (And change her appearance) even though she's on the IOI Sixer account. See more »

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[first lines]
Announcer: Get ready for the feel, the real of real. X1. No pain, no gain.
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References Gears of War (2006) See more »

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Can't Hide Love
Written by Skip Scarborough
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Classic Spielberg
12 December 2018 | by Aaron_KyleSee all my reviews

Ready Player One is inoffensive enough to be entertaining but gets a bit stupid when thought is put into it.

Ready Player One is a very fun movie with the very experienced Steven Spielberg behind it. Visually its stunting, full of glaring moments and Spielberg-esque choreography and sound. The musical score too is done in a similar fashion, adding to the aesthetic pleasure of the film.

That is when Ready Player One starts to go downhill. The first major issue are the spoon fed pop culture references (especially the 80's) to today's adolescent audience. The film thrives on them and it starts getting overwhelming and annoying after a few.

The second issue is how much watered down the film is from the book. All of the sticking points of book are completely ignored making the books relatively dark narrative feel soft in the film which is almost insultive to the book.

The final major issue is the illogicality of the plot. How is one kid able to find all the answers to the OASIS but a whole company of man and women working together isn't?

Besides from the film being stupid and illogical it still manages to be mostly fun from start to finish is and worth of some praise for it vigorous visuals.

Final Grade: 6/10


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