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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. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.
Action Adventure Sci-Fi - This is an effects-heavy science fiction adventure aimed at young
adults, especially males with an interest in '80s and '90s pop
culture. Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke play the main roles, with
the more recognizable older actors in the film such as Mark Rylance
and Simon Pegg having only very small roles. Language and some
intense but largely bloodless action violence will be of some
concern to parents of young children, but most will find this
suitable for pre-teens and up.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good ...it is without a question one of the year's most energetic, visually rewarding, and ultimately exhausting motion pictures. I liked the first half of Ready Player One better than the second one. During the first hour, there's a sense of wonder and exploration.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average The action is breathless and non-stop, both in the virtual reality and the reality reality, but wallowing in ‘80s nostalgia is only so much fun for so long... ... a rollicking, name-dropping romp... It's a good moment. The film has a lot of them. There's breathing room for grappling.
NY PostFull Review Good And if there isn't much of a larger message here — Wade's take-away that "only reality is real” rings a little hollow when his reality is so wrecked — it still makes for a decent escape. ...the '80s-obsessed "Ready Player One” serves up a fun cinematic Easter egg hunt.
Rolling StoneFull Review Good ...a mindbending joyride that jacks you into a fantasia bursting with CGI wonders, dazzling cyperscapes mixed with live action, hidden Easter eggs and infinite pop-culture shoutouts to the 1980s. As ever, Spileberg is ready to play. Are you? Game on.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 99 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, either loved "Ready Player One" or enjoyed it very much. Only a relatively small percentage rated it as low as "average," (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye
truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe
where most of
humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be
only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and
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-known as the High
Five-are hurled into
a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their