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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.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Zak Penn (screenplay by), Ernest Cline (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

Halliday's casket is the casing for a Mark IV photon torpedo from Star Trek, the same kind Spock was put in at the end of Wrath of Kahn, foreshadowing that perhaps Halliday lives on in some way just as Spock lived on in The Search for Spock. See more »

Goofs

People would not be oriented the same inside the OASIS as they are in the real world. This problem was evident throughout the movie, and at its worst, was during the final battle on Planet Doom. Even if you could argue that the 6-ers were to start out in some sort of strict formation in the war room as well as in the OASIS (unlikely), the further the battle rages, the more shuffled they would be with 6-er avatars 'zeroing-out', others filling any available spot in the war room, and making the MechaGodzilla shaped red mark in the war room impossible, and the cataclyst zeroing-out the whole war room in a wave pattern the grand finale of this specific blunder. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Get ready for the feel, the real of real. X1. No pain, no gain.
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Crazy Credits

The studio logos at the beginning of the movie run slightly faster than normal. See more »

Connections

References Chappie (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Polymorphia
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by National Philharmonic Orchestra (as The National Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Leonard Slatkin
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Great movie but different from the book
20 March 2018 | by mattgosling1987See all my reviews

Pretty good movie visually and even though the changes from the book are obvious but they don't spoil it. They are changes that have to be made so it translates well on to screen.

The comedy in the film is charming and not over the top. It fits in well with the film.

The visuals are awesome. There are so many Easter eggs and references from pop culture it's unbelievable that they managed to add so many. It'll take a long time to spot them all.

Overall I'd say this film is definitely worth a watch.


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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:

$582,893,671
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos | SDDS | Sonics-DDP | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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