“Ready Player One”

Posted 2018/04/04 1118 0

The “Ready Player One” is an American science fiction adventure movie. This movie was released in cinemas on March 11, 2018, and grossed about $181million dollars globally. The movie is a sweetly nostalgic thrill ride according to Rotten Tomatoes. The movie was produced and directed by the famous and phenomenal Steven Spielberg. The man responsible for the majority of the classic movies in the 21st century. Some of the movies produced by this man include “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “Catch me if you can” and so on. Some of the film stars include Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Len Waithe, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance and so on.

The movie is set in the future, precisely the year 2045. People’s way out of the real world’s misery was to escape into a virtual reality world, called OASIS. People would escape to OASIS to engage in different activities, such as entertainment, work and so on. However, an individual known as Wade Watts found some clues to win the full ownership of the game. The clue to doing is by attempting and completing a hidden game in OASIS. Wade Watts decided to form an alliance with some other people to finish the game before other indentured players, working for Nolan Sorrento can do so. By the way, Nolan Sorrento runs a massive company and has some players working for him. This movie has received a lot of positive reviews from critics. It has amazing visuals and awesome sounds. It has a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and also has 8 points, out of a possible 10 on IMDb. This goes to show that the movie is a must watch.

Plot of the movie

This movie is set in the future, in the year 2045. The earth was desolate and in shambles. The only respite and way of escape for people were to partake in a virtual reality world, called OASIS. People can do a lot of things in this world, including working, playing, education, and entertainment. However, there is a hidden game in OASIS. This game was made by James Halliday, the creator of OASIS. Although the man is dead, whosoever identifies, attempts and completes the game will gain the full ownership of OASIS, among other precious gifts.
This quest has gained the attention of some players, also referred to as hunters. Nolan Sorrento, a man that runs the Innovative Online Industries, a video game conglomerate has also gathered together an army of debt-indentured players, that would help me identify and finish the game, so he can claim the prize. The players under the control of Nolan Sorrento are also known as Sixers. It’s interesting to know that no one has been able to finish the first quest of the game. The quest is to complete a vehicle race, across an always-shifting daring cityscape.

There is an 18-year old Gunter, from Ohio whose name is Wade Watts. The boy was living with his aunt in a slum. Wade is a player on OASIS. He goes by his avatar Parzival and also has a partner known as Aech. Tech played the role of his virtual mechanic. He later becomes friends with another popular player known as Art3mis. He had saved her from being “zeroed out”. This is a term that is used to describe a situation in which a player’s avatar is reset back to level one, with no virtual money and left with basic accessories. Wade was able to find a safe path to the finish line of the race. He did this by studying in the OASIS library. He focused on the life of the creator of OASIS, Halliday. According to the studies he did, he realized that Halliday felt some regret at some point, because of the fall-out he had with his partner, Ogden Morrow. Wade has now gained the first of the 3 keys and a clue to the next part of the quest. Wade’s friends in OASIS, joined him to finish the quest, and they became the top 5 players on the scoreboard. They became known as the “High Five”. The name of the “High Five” asides from Wade are Aech, Art3mis, Daito, and Sho.

The creator of IOI decided to take interest in them and even took it to the extent of knowing who they are in real life. A  bounty hunter, known as i-R0k overheard Wade telling Art3mis his real name, then went ahead to tell Sorrento. This made Sorrento approach Wade, making an attempt to convince him to join IOI, in order to solve Anorak’s quest. However, Wade refuses his pleas. Subsequently, Sorrento’s assistance F’Nale Zandor decide to attack Wade’s slum. This attack led to the death of Wade’s aunt and her boyfriend. Wade was lucky to have been rescued by Art3mis’ real life friends.
He was then transferred to a safe house in Columbus, where he met Art3mis player, Samantha Cook. The two of them made a discovery that Halliday once had a relationship with Kira, who eventually become Morrow’s wife, and was the reason they had the disagreement. Armed with this knowledge, Wade was able to win a bet against the curator, as regards to whether Kira’s memory remained in the archives of OASIS. He was awarded a quarter, and a access to Kira’s memories, where he found out was the entrance to the second quest. The movie ended with the High Five gaining control of OASIS, and they decided to shut down the virtual reality world two times a week so that people can spend more time in the real world.

Cast

The movie featured actors such as:

  • Tye Sheridan
  • Olivia Cooke
  • Ben Mendelsohn
  • Lena Waithe
  • T.J Miller
  • Simon Pegg
  • Mark Rylance
  • Win Morisaki

Production

The movie was produced by the heavyweight Warner Bros. and De Line Pictures. They had won the rights to the novel “Ready Player One” back in the year 2010, even before it was published.

Cultural references

The movie referenced the pop culture of the 1970s to 1980s, just like it is in the book. The producer of the movie, Spielberg spends a number of years securing the rights for all the copyrighted elements, that were used in the movie.

Critical response

This movie got an 80% rating on IMDb and a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes. A sequel to the movie is presently being worked on.

 


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