Ready Player One is a mind blowing, superb, enthralling, technically stunning movie. 140 minute movies are often demanding on the viewer as most have pointless scenes and repetitions and you need a break. My girlfriend and I watched Ready Player One from beginning to end and were surprised when it was already over.
Based on the Ernest Cline novel, Ready Player One is set in 2045 where everyone spends most of his or her time as a character in the RPG Oasis, a virtual reality created by James Halliday. Halliday’s will states that whoever solves the three riddles to find the three keys he has hidden in three Easter Eggs in the Oasis will become sole proprietor of the game and its countless riches. Everybody is of course out to get the keys including a tech company named IOI who uses people who owe it credits and various very smart geeks to solve the riddles and find the eggs and keys.
On the civilian side there is Wade Watts aka Parzival who lives in The Stacks, mobile homes stacked on top of one another. Parzival becomes the first character to ever solve a riddle, find the key and get the egg. Parzival soon attracts the attention of IOI but also of some players who want to help him in his quest including a girl called Art3mis and a big brute character named Aech. Though Wade Watts – Parzival is a loner, he soon decides teamwork is the best solution.
There is something for everyone on Ready Player One: Lots of action, puzzles, a love story, a few social messages, and lots of spot the references to eighties trivia.
Ready Player One Special features include: The ’80’s: You’re The Inspiration. Game Changer: Cracking the Code. Effects for a Brave New World. Level Up: Sound for the Future. High Score: Endgame. Ernie & Tye’s Excellent Adventure