Ready Player One Movie Review

  • Release Date : 29/03/2018
  • Genre : Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
  • Cast : Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance T.J.Miller and Simon Pegg
  • Director : Steven Spielberg
  • Duration  2 hours 22 minutes
  • Language : English

Steven Spielberg hasn’t lost his charm, even at the age of 71. Spielberg has directed some of the masterpieces that includes Schindler’s List, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Extra Terrestrial and so on. Ready Player One would have been impossible to make by any another director but Spielberg has done it with ease. He directs a visually stunning, propulsively paced adaptation of Ernest Cline’s ‘holy grail of pop-culture’. Ready Player One is a sci-fi film with a heart, it revolves around true love, friendship and loyalty.

The movie is set in the year 2045 and the world is a depressing place. But this future offers a place to escape, a virtual reality game called The OASIS where players can be anything and do anything. Founded by the late James Halliday (Mark Rylance), the game gives them an illusion of leading better lives instantly. Once they discover that the creator has buried an Easter egg inside the virtual-reality world, promising his fortune to whoever finds it, the treasure hunt begins.

The film has a basic plot of a treasure hunt with three levels, but it’s the world that matters. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) gets the balance of ‘hero’ and ‘geek’ right. Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) plays the role of the evil corporate overlord well with all its nuances. Ready Player One has everything you need from a film – a good story, great visuals, some romance, and even a message to make it more wholesome. Buckle up and set off on this absolutely thrilling ride.