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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.

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Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Zak Penn (screenplay by), Ernest Cline (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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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A better reality awaits. See more »


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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$137,690,172

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$582,890,172
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Shipped to some cinemas under the pseudonym "Deep Blue". Deep Blue was a supercomputer most known for playing the game chess against, and beating, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. See more »

Goofs

In one of the early scenes, during the reveal of the interior of Wade's secret van hidden under a bunch of crushed cars, he hooks up the battery while narrating about living with his aunt Alice and you can see a shadow cut across the light beam hitting his leg. The shadow doesn't completely clear the beam of light before it comes to a stop, still leaving shadow. In addition, a fully obscured van wouldn't have that much light coming in through the windows. See more »

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[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 Say Anything... (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Ready Player One: Considerably better than I expected
5 September 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

There seem to be two camps as far as Ready Player One is concerned, those who have read the books (Who tend to dislike the movie) and those who haven't (Who tend to like the movie). I'm in the latter group and am very thankful for this.

When the trailer came out I was unimpressed and didn't get onboard with the hype at all, yes I was impressed with all the pop culture references and characters but I figured it would be all flash and no substance.

Thankfully I couldn't have been anymore wrong, Read Player One has plenty of substance, emotion and charm and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Set in a near dystopian world where people use a virtual reality world called the Oasis to escape their lives it tells the story of one player and his efforts participating in a competition that with decide the fate of the entire universe (Oasis).

The plot if fantastic and very well handled, the movie looks like a billion dollars, the cast did a decent enough job and the pop culture references though thick and fast didn't overwhelm the movie like I feared they would.

From Overwatchs Tracer, Streetfighters Chun-Li & Ryu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Iron Giant, Chucky, Freddy Kreuger, Mortal Kombats Goro, Gundam, Mech-Godzilla, King Kong, and countless more I being a big ol'nerd really appreciated this. Combined with the incredible mostly 80's soundtrack it's a sight to behold.

The movie wrapped up nicely and went in directions I didn't expect, I'm suitably impressed and would love to see more.

If it's very different than the book I understand peoples anger, for me however this was fantastic.

The Good:

Looks amazing

Solid plot and delivery

Pop culture references are charming

The Bad:

Honestly nothing springs to mind

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I'm still not impressed with Gundam

People CAN swear in Spielberg movies

Old Simon Pegg looks like a tall hobbit

Artemis is the offspring of an elf and a porcupine


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