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Ready Player One (2018)

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When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Parzival / Wade
... Art3mis / Samantha
... Sorrento
... Aech / Helen
... I-R0k
... Curator / Ogden Morrow
... Anorak / Halliday
... Sho
... Daito
... F'Nale Zandor
... Rick
... Alice
... Mrs. Gilmore
... Lame Tattoo Guy (Reb)
... 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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Accept your reality... or fight for a better one. See more »


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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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29 March 2018 (USA)  »

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Ready Player One  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,764,050, 1 April 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$137,018,455, 5 July 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$582,018,455, 5 July 2018
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Trivia

In the scene where Halliday and Morrow are discussing the date with Kira, Halliday's monitor show he is working on the build of Room 237 of The Shining. See more »

Goofs

1) During the 2029 scene of Halliday and Morrow, the type, orientation and cleanliness of the bottles and plates on the tables around them change a few times during their conversation. 2) Later, in the scene where Halliday and Morrow are talking about the date with Kira, the scene is paused while Curator, Art3mis and then Parzival step away for a side discussion. When Parzival pulls Art3mis away from Curator to talk some more, Halliday and Morrow are missing from the room and the table has changed orientation, but when Parzival starts to step back towards the scene, it is back to the same state as when it was shown paused. See more »

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Sixer #1: It's fucking Chucky!
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The studio logos at the beginning of the movie run slightly faster than normal. See more »

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References Jason and the Argonauts (1963) See more »

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One Way or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry)
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The book might be better, but the references work better on screen
14 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

Ernest Cline's fast-moving novel was a treasure trove for pop-culture junkies, but the endless references work better on the screen.

The year is 2045; the place is Columbus, Ohio. Our hero, Wade Watts, fills in the details while climbing past his grungy homes of his town, "the stacks," where trailer parks are piled on top of each other sky-high. Things are so miserable in Wade's world, everyone escapes to play in an immersive virtual reality game known as the Oasis. Its founder, James Halliday is worshipped like a god until his death some years before. However, before he left the mortal world, the creator left behind a series of games that would reward the winner with the prize of the keys to his virtual kingdom.

The book was a fast paced adventure that took its time to geek out on all of the 80's pop culture references but the film doesn't do that. . Spielberg doesn't have Wade (the titular character) talk audiences through it, and he doesn't spell out the references, he just quickly stamps down the Delorean in the middle of a action sequence and then continues onward. Fans can pause it frame by frame and analyse it thoroughly looking for the flux capacitor on the dashboard, checking the plates, and scanning for extra bonus material. Even to people who've never seen the Back to the Future movies and aren't vibing on the connection, the car doesn't need explaining. It's just a sleek piece of visual energy, one breathless element among dozens of others. That's why the movie works better than the books in terms of visual style and nostalgia.

The thin plot and the not so well done shallow characters make the film to be just a pop culture reference filled visual treat. Several plot holes( If movement is required to move an avatar in the game, how do people play in the Oasis while standing in their living rooms?) and a non-existent character arc makes it a fun, but a tangible watch. They're all already heroes, the big bad is evil from start to finish.

The story's breakneck speed, it's never ending references, make it a fun, exciting watch.


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