Ready Player One Takes the Viewer on a Wild, Nostalgic Ride into the Future

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The year 2045 what is left is a civilization over crowded and natural resources nearly depleted. The only place to seek any sense of living is known as THE OASIS. A virtual universe created by world renowned programmer James Halliday, players can assume any role they wish, do anything the can imagine. Basically live the life any way they wish.

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On the day of his death Halliday had made a proclamation, Total Control of the Oasis  will go to the one who can solve his last puzzle and find his golden Easter Egg. Wade Watts is just another kid from the stacks who is a devout follower of the Oasis and its creator.

Under his avatar name Parzival, Wade and his friends Aech,Daiso and Sho have been hot on the trail for Hallidays quest. During the impossible race Parzival meets and befriends Art3mis, a brilliant player and fellow Gunter(Egg Hunter). Together the five players race against the Sixers, corporate players under the rival conglomerate, Innovative Online Industries(IOI).
Ready Player One is based off the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. Steven Speilberg has brought the Oasis into a beautiful world of a gamers heaven. So many video game, anime and music references spanning from Rush’s 2112 to Master Chief’s Javelin Rocket Launcher take up the course of the movie that some are easy to miss. For instance:

-The Back to The Future Delorean blazed through the battle field blaring Twisted sisters

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“We’re not gonna take it” as a Spartan fire team ran in guns blazing to cover the Iron Giant stomping through the trail of debris left by the Battletech Madcats while the Serenity flew in escorted by Space Marine drop ships.

And thats in just a span of ten seconds…
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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Caption: (L-R) TYE SHERIDAN as Wade, OLIVIA COOKE as Samantha, PHILIP ZHAO as Sho and WIN MORISAKI as Daito in Warner Bros. Pictures’, Amblin Entertainment’s and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “READY PLAYER ONE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

The story in the movie is pretty fast paced, however everything gets summed up pretty well without being dragged on. of course there are a few points of romance that seemed just thrown for the sake of feeling but with everything going on within the story its very excusable.

This movie was a nostalgic ride of a lifetime. With Spielberg at the Helm it would be hard not to enjoy this movie. The Visuals were stunning, the music moved and stopped you at the right times and the actors were memorable. but as the movie goes on. its not the actors, people were watching it for. its purely for the love of the game.

8.5/10