‘Ready Player One’: Film Review
By: Corderro McMurry
Ready Player One is set in 2045 where people have the ability to escape reality and enter their own world through a digital universe called the Oasis. The film is based off the novel by Ernest Cline, players create their own avatars based off what they want themselves to look like. In the real world, there is a high population of poverty, homelessness and overcrowding.
Main characters Wade (Tye Sheridan) and Samantha (Olivia Cooke), are on a mission to collect the three keys that are hidden in the Oasis. The brilliant creator of the Oasis, James Halliday (Mark Rylance) created this universe for people to meet each other and to play his game. Collecting the three keys in a three-part contest rewards the winner of James Halliday’s fortune.
This action-packed adventure will keep you on your feet with the great pop culture references and appearances from other films and novels. The character’s chemistry throughout the film showcased how people in today’s society create everlasting friendships through online gaming. Amazing visual effects that will sure put you in the Oasis itself as a viewer. Wade is set out on a mission alongside his friends from the Oasis to win Halliday’s fortune. Are you ready? The film is out on digital download and Blu-Ray. I highly recommend this film because of its creative story and pop culture references that will have you solving the three-part contest alongside Wade for the Halliday fortune.
Production company: Amblin Entertainment
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Philip Zhao, Win, Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, Ralph Ineson, Susan Lynch, Clare Higgins, Laurence Spellan, Perdita Weeks
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriters: Zak Penn, Ernest Cline
Producers: Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line, Dan Farah, Kristie Macosko Krie
Executive producers: Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria, Bruce Berman
Director of photography: Janusz Kaminski
Production designer: Adam Stockhausen
Costume designer: Louise Frogley
Editors: Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar,
Music: Alan Silvestri
Visual effects supervisor: Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew Butler,
Casting: Ellen Lewis, Lucy Bevan,
Rated PG-13, 140 minutes